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Aerosmith News: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith getting musical advice from Johnny Depp?, “Dream On’ cover part of ’100 Years of Fenway Park’ album
Johnny Depp recently jammed with Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Alice Cooper at the after party celebrating Depp's latest movie 'Dark Shadows,' but Depp has a history with Aerosmith as does 'Dark Shadows' director Tim Burton. Aerosmith have been holed up in Burton's old Swinghouse recording studio working on the new album and Depp has been dropping by occasionally to check in on the band’s progress.
Tyler explained, "When we are done recording, I go up to Johnny’s house and I play him stuff and I ask if it is any good. He gives me [honest feedback]." Tyler says Depp is qualified to weigh in on the subject. "Johnny is a great musician and many people don’t know that, he plays piano, guitar, he knows his music."
Tyler saiys that ‘Legendary Child,’ Aerosmith’s contribution to the upcoming ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ movie is awesome and the spirit of the film lines up quite well with the band’s own experiences. "'G.I. Joe' [is] about deep space and 'let’s go fight the foe.' And then I thought about where the band came from, and going [into] the music business. If there ever...was a foe, the music business was. So to be successful you had to learn how to climb ladders, jump through hoops and live through burning houses."
Tyler also says the band recently spent 12 hours filming a video for the song and he gives high praise to his longtime mate Perry, who he says was “on fire” when the band was recording the song.
Aerosmith will premiere a new song on the season finale of 'American Idol' on May 23rd. It is not confirmed, but it most likely will be 'Legendary Child', which was an outake from the 'Get A Grip' sessions.
In celebration of the 100th birthday of Fenway Park, members of the Boston Red Sox are featured with Boston area musicians on the commemorative album, ’100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park.' The album features contemporary recordings of fan favorites that are often heard bellowing at Fenway during games and that are associated with the area’s bands. Current and former Sox players contribute along with special guests and children from the team’s charitable Red Sox Scholars program.
'Sweet Caroline' features home run machine David “Big Papi’ Ortiz providing background vocals and improv while Clay Buchholz plays acoustic guitar. Jon Butcher is joined by Jarrod Saltalamacchia churns out additional guitar licks on a cover of Aerosmith's 'Dream On.' Daniel Bard plays acoustic guitar on album’s debut single, 'Let the Good Times Roll.' He is joined by Extreme lead singer Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt.
Kenny Aronoff, who's currently drumming for Chickenfoot and has worked with John Mellencamp and John Fogerty besides having done session work for a never ending list of musicians, contributed drums.
A portion of the proceeds benefit the Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, and its Red Sox Scholars and inner city youth baseball programs. The album will be available exclusively for purchase at the Yawkey Way Store/The Official Red Sox Team Store, as well as at all traditional and digital retailers on May 22nd.
'100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park' Tracklist:
Tessie – Kevin Millar
Let the Good Times Roll – Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt & Daniel Bard
The Impossible Dream (The Quest) – Dicky Barrett & Rico Petrocelli
Dream On – Jon Butcher & Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Meet Me at Mary’s Place – Peter Gammons & Seth Justman
Knights of Bostonia – Ken Casey, Nora Parkington & Cory Pesaturo
Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Jerry Remy & Mike Mushok
Sweet Caroline – Mark Salling, Clay Buchholz, David Ortiz, Ryan Kalish & Darnell McDonald
2007- Kevin Youkilis, Jacoby Ellsbury & Dustin Pedroia
Dirty Water – Dick Dodd, Alfredo Aceves & Barry Goudreau
Fenway Park – Mark Lennon
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu – Jim Lonborg, Mike O’Malley & Curt Schilling
Jimi Hendrix was named the greatest guitar player in history by Rolling Stone magazine in a list compiled by a panel of music experts and top guitar players.
"Jimi Hendrix exploded our idea of what rock music could be: He manipulated the guitar, the whammy bar, the studio and the stage," said Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello in the magazine, citing Hendrix's "Purple Haze" and "The Star-Spangled Banner" as key tracks.
The panel recruited to vote for their favorite guitar players included Tom Morello, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Melissa Etheridge, Don Felder (The Eagles), David Fricke (Senior writer, Rolling Stone), Steve Cropper, Dave Davies (The Kinks), Anthony DeCurtis (Contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Lenny Kravitz, Robby Krieger (The Doors), Jon Landau (Manager), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Nils Lofgren (The E Street Band), Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe), Brian May (Queen), Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Robbie Robertson, Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Carlos Santana, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Derek Trucks, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Walsh, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Tom DeLonge (Blink-182), Rick Derringer, Warren Haynes (The Allman Brothers Band), and many more.
McCready called Eddie Van Halen "a master of riffs" and Joe Perry praised Jimmy Page's "vision of how to transcend the stereotypes of what the guitar can do."
Below is a list of some of the hard rockers in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."
1. Jimi Hendrix
3. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
8. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
24. Angus Young (AC/DC)
25. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
36. Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)
40. Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
65. Slash (Guns N' Roses)
72. John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
73. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
87. James Hetfield (Metallica)
92. "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (Pantera)
Check out the complete list at www.rollingstone.com
Many rock artists have found revenue flow by licensing their songs for use in TV ad campaigns. Remeber when it used to be sacreligious to have your song used in a TV commercial? Well, it hasn't been that way in quite some time, since it is a way to generate income in this day and age of decreased album sales. here's a few of the latest:
Ozzy Osbourne's classic song 'Crazy Train' is featured in the new commercial for the new eight-passenger Honda Pilot SUV. The ad depicts a family cruising along when one of the kids starts singing the opening bass riff, prompting his sister to belt out the famous "I, I, I" opening line.
The Cars‘ 1979 hit ‘Let’s Go’ provides the music for the new role-reversing Toyota Venza commercial. The commercial starts off with a recent college graduate, explaining how he had to move back in with his parents to keep an eye on them.
He lets it be know that basically he parents are out of touch and no longer connecting with anything outside their e. His parents are on their way to a party with friends singing along to ‘Candy-O.’ The Cars for a car is appropriate:
Here's a new Volkswagen Passat commercial, featuring people of all walks of life messing up the lyrics of Elton John's "Rocket Man". This is pretyy funny:
Here's the David Bowie themed BMW commerical that has been out awhile. "Changes" is featured in this ad:
Aug. 22 - Soundgarden - Conan (R-11/9/10)
Aug. 22 - Grace Potter - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (R-7/21/11)
Aug. 23 - Lenny Kravitz - Tavis Smiley
Aug. 24 - Mat Kearney - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Aug. 24 - Stewart Copeland - Late Show With David Letterman
Aug. 24 - Bush - Jimmy Kimmel Live (R-7/21/11)
Aug. 24 - Big Audio Dynamite - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (R-8/3/11)
Aug. 25 - Fountains Of Wayne - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (R-8/4/11)
Aug. 29 - The Cars - The Colbert Report (R-8/9/11)
Aug. 29 - Cake - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Aug. 30 - Lenny Kravitz - Late Show With David Letterman
Aug. 30 - Incubus - Jimmy Kimmel Live (R-8/10/11)
Aug. 31 - OKGo - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Aug. 31 - Thurston Moore - Late Show With David Letterman
Sep. 6 - Lindsey Buckingham - Conan
Sep. 7 - Anthrax - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Sep. 8 - Foo Fighters - Conan
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman dressed as Elvis Presley during his poolside concert on Friday August 5th, at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. He performed a series of unlikely cover tunes, including "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield, Green Day's "Basket Case", "Just What I Needed" by The Cars, Nirvana's "About a Girl", Flock Of Seagulls' "I Ran" and more.
He also performed Lita Ford's "Kiss Me Deadly", Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer", Tom Petty's "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (with Lizzy Hale of Halestorm), Van Halen's "Panama", Alice In Chains' "We Die Young" Judas Priest's "Livin' After Midnight" and Guns N' Roses' "Mr. Brownstone". Taylor joked with the crowd: "Everyone has been asking if I was going to play my stuff tonight. No way! I'm off the clock tonight!"
Corey's performance was part of the Soundwaves series. The Soundwaves series highlights artists in the unique and intimate setting of the Hard Rock pools. Check out this fan filmed footage:
Here's covers of Ozzy, Green Day, Rick Springfield, Nirvana, Ran So Far Away
Here's covers of Tom Petty, Van Halen, Alice In Chains, Guns N Roses
Read more about the performance here: lasvegassun.com