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Aerosmith stars inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

June 14th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Aerosmith
Aerosmith rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were celebrated for their hit records on Thursday (13Jun13) as they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The Walk This Way hitmakers were joined by Sir Elton John, his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin and singer-songwriter J.D. Souther for the star-studded ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

Existing inductees Sir Elton and Taupin were presented with the Johnny Mercer Award, while legendary singer Smokey Robinson was on hand to give his good friend Motown founder Berry Gordy the Pioneer Award.

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Aerosmith Cancel Indonesia Concert Over Security Fears

May 6th, 2013 11:45am EDT
Aerosmith
Rockers Aerosmith have axed an upcoming show in Jakarta, Indonesia, over security fears.

The band announced the cancellation after police arrested two suspected militants who planned to bomb an embassy in the nation's capital city.

Steven Tyler and company were scheduled to perform at the Jakarta Inernational Expo in Kemayoran, and the band released a statement via the website of the event promoter, Ismaya Live.

"Unfortunately, we have to cancel our upcoming show in Jakarta. We want to apologize to all our fans who were expecting to see us and hope that one day we can make it up to them,...
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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler And Joe Perry Headed To Songwriters Hall Of Fame

February 22nd, 2013 12:08pm EST
Tyler and Perry
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are heading to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The duo has been one of rock music's most successful songwriting tandems for the last 40 years, penning numerous classic hits like "Dream On," "Sweet Emotion," and "Walk This Way" along with such cheeky hits as "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)," "Love In An Elevator," and "Big Ten Inch Record."

Tyler and Perry will be inducted as part of the 2013 class, which includes Foreigner's Lou Gramm and Mick Jones.

This year's other inductees include Holly Knight, who penned hits for the likes of Pat Benatar, Bonnie Tyler...
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The Eurythmics Among 2013 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Nominees

October 11th, 2012 9:53am EDT
Eurythmics
Steven Tyler, Annie Lennox and Stevie Nicks are among the artists who will be competing for a place in the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Tyler is joined in the list of nominees by his Aerosmith bandmate and writing partner Joe Perry, while Lennox's Eurythmics collaborator Dave Stewart is also included, along with Nicks' Fleetwood Mac co-stars Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie.

Blues legend B.B. King and The Kinks' Ray Davies are also among the nominees for the 2013 inductees.

Voting ends in December and the chosen artists will be inducted at a gala ceremony in New York City on J...
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Joe Perry Supports America's Gun Laws

September 24th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Joe Perry
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is adamant politicians should ignore calls to tighten the country's gun laws.

The musician, who recently appeared on reality TV show Sons Of Guns about a firearms business, admits he is "fascinated" by weapons and has become a collector in recent years.

He is also convinced his fellow should retain the right to bear arms, as detailed in the Constitution, despite growing pressure to ban guns following the Colorado cinema massacre in July which left 12 film fans dead after a mass shooting.

Perry tells FoxNews.com, "I have always been fascinated with guns. I...
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Who The Celebrities Are Voting For In The 2012 Presidential Election

September 5th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Ted Nugent
Some celebrities are more outspoken than others, especially when it comes to politics. However, that doesn't mean that a majority of them aren't active in supporting who they think should win the 2012 presidential election. Here's a selection of celebrities that have made their choice clear:

Ted Nugent: Mitt Romney. The outspoken Republican supporter told his Twitter followers while Romney was running for the GOP nomination, "after a long heart&soul conversation with MittRomney today I concluded this goodman will properly represent we the people & I endorsed him."

Bill Maher: Barack O...
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Guitar Amp Innovator Jim Marshall Dead At 88

April 5th, 2012 9:34am EDT
AeroSmith
Guitar amp pioneer Jim Marshall has passed away at the age of 88.

The music icon, nicknamed the Father of Loud, is recognized as one of the key pioneers in amplification after he began building amps in the 1960s and founded Marshall Amplification 50 years ago.

His equipment has been used by rock's most iconic stars, including Jimi Hendrix, Joe Perry, Kurt Cobain and Slash.
 
News of his death was posted on his company's website on Thursday.

An official statement reads, "Jim rose to become one of the forefathers responsible for creating the tools that allowed rock guitar, as we know a...
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Aerosmith Promotes New Tour - Steven Tyler & Tom Hamilton Ride A Green Trike & Rickshaw (Photos)

March 29th, 2012 8:34am EDT
Steven Tyler
Aerosmith (Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford) appeared at the Grove in Los Angeles yesterday to promote their new "Global Warming" tour.

Singer Tyler made a grand entrance by arriving in a green tricked out trike. Bassist Hamilton was carried in by a Japanese rickshaw.

The band is hitting the road for the first time since Tyler fell from a stage in 2009 for an 18-date tour with Cheap Trick. The three-month trek will kick off in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 16. They've also got a new album in the works, which they say will be out within three months.

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Aerosmith To Embark On Three-Month U.S. Summer Tour

March 26th, 2012 11:05pm EDT
Aerosmith
Aerosmith are to return to the road in America for the first time since frontman Steven Tyler fell from a stage in 2009, for an 18-date tour with veteran rockers Cheap Trick.

The Global Warming Tour dates were announced on Monday and will include stops at the Hollywood Bowl and the Nassau Coliseum in New York.

The three-month trek will kick off in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 16.

Aerosmith will play their hometown of Boston, Massachusetts on July 17.
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Steven Tyler Admits Aerosmith 'Said Too Much' In '60 Minutes' Interview

March 16th, 2012 4:45pm EDT
Aerosmith
Steven Tyler regrets some of the things he said about his Aerosmith bandmates in a candid news special on the band, which aired last weekend.

The singer accused his colleagues of riding his coattails, insisting his quest for perfection has helped them all become millionaire hitmakers, while his bandmates opened up about Tyler's cruel and mean tendencies, revealing the outrageous frontman is tough to work with at times.

But the most eye-opening part of the "60 Minutes" expose came when guitarist Joe Perry talked about his own tempestuous relationship with Tyler. The rocker said he tolerate...
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Joe Perry To Pen Autobiography

February 24th, 2012 8:12am EST
Joe Perry
Veteran rocker Joe Perry is set to lift the lid on his time in Aerosmith in a new book.

The guitarist is putting pen to paper to document his life story in a new autobiography and he started work on the project this week.

Perry announced the news to fans on Twitter.com but has yet to reveal any more details about the book.

In a post on the site, he writes, "Officially started writing my biography (sic) this week. More info to come soon re: publisher, tentative release date, etc..."

The rocker will be the third member of the legendary band to write an autobiography - frontman Steven ...
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Steven Tyler & Joe Perry To Reunite For 'Idol' Finale, Birthday Bash

May 4th, 2011 9:19am EDT
Steven Tyler
Feuding Aerosmith bandmates Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have set aside their differences and plan to prove they're still very much pals by performing together on the season finale of "American Idol."

The rockers fell out when Tyler announced plans to take an indefinite hiatus from the band in late 2009 and Perry publicly considered replacing the frontman.

The band reunited for shows in 2010, but Perry and Tyler fell out again when the singer announced he'd be joining TV talent show "American Idol" as a judge last year.

Tyler revealed he and his Aerosmith bandmates had started work on new ...
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Steven Tyler Turned Down Led Zeppelin Offer?

January 19th, 2011 4:53pm EST
Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler has challenged reports Led Zeppelin rejected the idea of having him as Robert Plant's replacement, insisting he snubbed the opportunity because he was determined to remain loyal to Aerosmith.

The I Don't Want to Miss A Thing hit-maker secretly auditioned for the super-group in late 2009, although his Aerosmith pal Joe Perry later claimed Jimmy Page had described the rehearsals as "shambolic" because Tyler was not familiar with Led Zeppelin's catalogue.

Perry said, "Page felt really awkward about the audition, but ultimately it was a group decision (to pass on Tyler)."

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Aerosmith Recording New Material This Weekend

January 19th, 2011 8:24am EST
Aerosmith
Aerosmith's recording plans have been drastically brought forward - the group is planning a get together in the studio this weekend.

Frontman Steven Tyler has confirmed the rockers will reconvene for the first time since he accepted the job as a judge on TV talent show American Idol to start recording its first album since 2004's "Honkin' on Bobo."

He says, "We've certainly been writing. I know Joe (Perry)'s got some licks, and I got a bunch of songs that I've written for solo and/or Aerosmith.

"Friday I'm writing with (producer) Marti Frederiksen, and Saturday we're into a writing progr...
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Keith Richards & Mick Jagger Top Rock Feuds List

November 25th, 2010 11:45am EST
Rolling Stones
Keith Richards and Mick Jagger's on/off feud has handed the Rolling Stones bandmates the top spot on a new list of warring rockers.

The duo has beaten Simon & Garfunkel to the number one position on Rolling Stone magazine's new Greatest Rock Feuds Of All Time countdown.

The publication's editors handed the Brits top place following the pair's recent falling out over extracts in Richards' new biography Life, in which the guitarist mocked the frontman's "tiny dodger", among a series of surprising jibes.

The top five list is:

1. Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
2. Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel
3....
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Steven Tyler To Rock On With Aerosmith

October 24th, 2010 4:30pm EDT
Aerosmith
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has confirmed he plans to continue working with the band while filming TV talent show "American Idol," insisting he is prepared to "juggle" his two jobs.

The singer was recently announced as the latest addition to the show's judging panel alongside Jennifer Lopez, following the departure of Simon Cowell, Ellen Degeneres and Kara Dioguardi, and he is currently overseeing the audition process for the next series.

News of Tyler's appointment sparked outrage among his Aerosmith bandmates, who feared the "American Idol" job would ruin their plans to tour and rec...
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Liv Tyler Looks Frumpy

September 11th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler attended the re-opening of the Chanel Soho Boutique in New York City on Thursday wearing a black ensemble that did nothing for her figure. The high-waist pants and bow collar made her look out of proportion. And what's up with the bowling shoes? What do you think?

Liv is urging magazine editors to stop publishing airbrushed photographs of Hollywood stars because she finds body imperfections "charming and beautiful."

She told Britain's Daily Telegraph, "I know what people look like, and I see what pictures look like before they're airbrushed - my own and those of my friends - an...
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Joe Perry Says Aerosmith's Future Is 'Up In The Air'

August 30th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Joe Perry
Aerosmith rocker Joe Perry fears the band will be over once its current tour comes to an end - insisting their future together is completely "up in the air."

Perry recently confirmed his bandmate Steven Tyler has been in talks to join the judging panel of American Idol, although an official announcement has yet to be made, and the guitarist criticized the singer for not sharing his plans with his colleagues.

The rocker is now adamant Tyler's new role is a done deal and he's convinced Aerosmith's future is uncertain once their Cocked, Locked, Ready To Rock tour comes to an end in Canada n...
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Ted Nugent Avoids 'Drooling, Puking And Dying'

August 22nd, 2010 4:49pm EDT
Ted Nugent
Rocker Ted Nugent has revealed he tried to ween guitar great Jimi Hendrix off drugs in the months before he died in 1970.

The "Cat Scratch Fever" star experienced the extent of his hero's drug intake during a jam session with the tragic star backstage at a concert - when he was offered all manner of narcotics.

But he didn't want to ruin the moment, so he declined - and went on to become a drug-free rocker after seeing so many greats become "drooling and puking" dead men.

He says, "I saw how they got to the drooling, puking and dying thing and I went, 'I think I'll avoid the drooling puki...
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Aerosmith Rep: 'Steven Tyler Stage Shove Was Not Deliberate'

August 20th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Aerosmith
A representative for Aerosmith has vehemently denied reports Joe Perry deliberately shoved his bandmate Steven Tyler off stage during a concert in Canada - insisting the mishap was an accident.

Video footage of the group's gig in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday night shows Tyler lightly bumping into Perry as he plays guitar on a runway extended from the main stage. Perry is then seen walking up behind Tyler and knocking him with his hip, which sent the singer falling face-first into the audience.

Gossips speculated that the move was deliberate because of reports Tyler is set to abandon Aeros...
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Report: Steven Tyler Signs On As 'American Idol' Judge

August 18th, 2010 10:49pm EDT
Steven Tyler
Aerosmith star Steven Tyler has signed on to replace Simon Cowell on TV talent show "American Idol," according to new reports.

The rocker's name has been linked to the program for weeks but Tyler recently revealed he hadn't signed an official contract, insisting the whole idea was just "a work in progress."

But tonight AccessHollywood.com reports that a source close to the "Love in an Elevator" singer says the deal is done.

If the story is true, Idol producers appear to have agreed to hand over a large sum of cash to their new judge - Tyler recently said show bosses would have to "lay ou...
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Joe Perry Knocks Steven Tyler Offstage

August 18th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
Joe Perry
Aerosmith's future has been called into question once again after Joe Perry was caught on camera bumping Steven Tyler offstage during a concert in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday night.

Video footage of the incident, which occurred during the band's performance of Love in an Elevator, has been posted on TMZ.com, showing Perry rocking out on his guitar while standing on the edge of a runway extended from the main stage.

Frontman Tyler can be seen approaching him and lightly bumping Perry, causing him to stumble forward before regaining his balance. Perry then walks up behind Tyler and knocks...
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Joe Perry: 'I Found Out On The Internet Like The Rest Of The World'

August 4th, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Joe Perry
Steven Tyler's plans to join American Idol have infuriated his Aerosmith band mates - guitarist Joe Perry has criticized the singer for keeping the news from the rest of the group.

There are currently two empty slots on the TV talent show's judging panel and rumors have been rife over who will replace Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres, who quit after just one season. Tyler is one of many stars linked to a judging role, and the rocker confirmed this week that he has spoken to executives at TV network Fox about joining the show.

However, the revelation came as a shock to Tyler's band mates,...
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Joe Perry Contemplates Retirement

July 24th, 2010 8:00pm EDT
Joe Perry
Aerosmith guitar great Joe Perry is contemplating retirement - because there's nothing else left for him to achieve as a rock star.

The rocker insists he'll never be a better musician and the most recent turmoil in his band, which began when frontman Steven Tyler announced he was taking a hiatus only to rejoin the band for a world tour, has made him think seriously about his future.

He tells Guitar World magazine, "There are times I just want to get the f**k out of this because I've done it all.

"I've been going long enough to prove what I wanted to prove, to get the girl I wanted to get...
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Joe Perry Hospitalized Following Motorcycle Accident

July 16th, 2010 8:39am EDT
Joe Perry
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has been released from the hospital after he was injured in a motorcycle accident on Thursday.

The rocker, 59, sustained injuries after his motorcycle was struck by a car at traffic lights in Taunton, Massachusetts.

He was taken by ambulance to the nearby Morton Hospital and Medical Center, reports PatriotLedger.com.

The driver who struck Perry, 62-year-old Linda O'Brien, has been cited for following a vehicle too closely.

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Aerosmith Plans European Tour With Steven Tyler

February 18th, 2010 3:24pm EST
 Aerosmith Plans European Tour With Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler has confirmed he's returning to Aerosmith for summer festival shows in Europe, insisting he's "excited" about the prospect of playing live again. Tyler stunned the music world - and his band mates - last year when he announced his plans for a two-year hiatus before quitting the group.

Guitarist Joe Perry immediately launched a bid to replace the frontman for 2010 recording and concert commitments, but it appears Tyler will be back sooner than expected, following a stint in rehab for a painkiller addiction.

And just two weeks after the singer's manager, Skip Miller, thre...
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Aerosmith Back Together?

February 15th, 2010 8:15pm EST
Aerosmith
Aerosmith's split could be over a lot sooner than expected - the band has signed on to co-headline Britain's Download festival, and Steven Tyler is expected to be part of the show.

Tyler temporarily quit the group last year after announcing he wanted a hiatus; he has since checked into rehab in an effort to kick a painkiller addiction.

Following the shock news he'd be leaving the band, guitarist Joe Perry revealed he'd be looking to replace the frontman with a new singer, so the group could honor 2010 studio and concert commitments.

But now it seems Tyler is heading back to the ban...
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Billy Idol To Join Aerosmith?

January 29th, 2010 11:35am EST
Billy Idol To Join Aerosmith?
Veteran rocker Billy Idol has become the latest big name rumored to be in the running to replace Steven Tyler as frontman of Aerosmith. The band revealed they will be hosting auditions to find a new member while Tyler takes a hiatus, with guitarist Joe Perry insisting the star won't be ready to tour with them until he recovers from a recent stint in rehab and a series of operations.

Lenny Kravitz was the first singer linked to the role, but admitted he would never take over from Tyler, while reports have also suggested former Queen star Paul Rodgers.

Now Idol is rumored to be in con...
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Joe Perry, Not Steven Tyler, To Perform At Peace Concert

January 15th, 2010 8:59pm EST
Joe Perry
A representative for Aerosmith has cleared up rumors the rockers will be performing at a charity concert in China without frontman Steven Tyler, insisting the show was booked as a solo gig for guitarist Joe Perry.

Reports surfaced earlier this week suggesting the "Walk This Way" hitmakers had been added to the line-up at The Show Of Peace Concert in Beijing in April, alongside the Black Eyed Peas and guitarist Jimmy Page.

The news left fans speculating the group would make its first on-stage appearance without Tyler, who allegedly quit last year.

But a spokesperson for the band has...
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Steven Tyler Enters Rehab Again

December 23rd, 2009 8:44am EST
Steven Tyler Enters Rehab Again
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is back in rehab in a bid to beat his addiction to painkillers.

The superstar rocker has battled a reliance on prescription drugs following years of injuries sustained on stage, and has entered his second rehabilitation plan in as many years. In a statement confirming the news, Tyler thanks his family and his Aerosmith band mates for their support - banishing reports he quit the group earlier this year.

In the statement, Tyler says, "With the help of my family and team of medical professionals, I am taking responsibility for the management of my pain ...
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