Ghost Cult caught up with up and coming Texan band Blacktop Mojo last fall at Rock Allegiance Festival in Camden, New Jersey. Speaking to Matt James and Ryan Kiefer right after they performed, we chatted about the festival, their upcoming new record, crowdfunding with Pledge Music, building a close relationship with fans, what good publicity does for underground bands, their famous cover songs like Aerosmith’s ‘Dream On’ and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’, how much Stevie Nicks rules, natural disasters, and more! Their current album Burn The Ships is out now via Cuhmon Records! Interview conducted by Keefy with Omar Cordy of OJC Photography. Continue reading
MTV doesn’t have much music is on it these days, but on occasion, they will surprise you. Last night at the MTV music awards, Post Malone, 21 Savage and Aerosmith united to perform, the classic rock anthem “Dream On”. Interestingly after appearing on Aerosmith’s debut album, ‘Dream On’ didn’t become a legit hit song until the band performed it on the MTV music awards in the mid-1990s. The song was released as a single and became much more well-known to non-fans. Continue reading
Legendary frontman of Aerosmith, Steven Tyler, is the star of the new Kia Motors commercial airing this weekend during the SuperBowl. In the spot, Tyler is seen driving a 2018 Kia Stinger GT in a race around a closed track, the experience of driving the car seems to de-age Tyler back to his early 1970s self when Aerosmith debuted, all while his bands’ iconic song ‘Dream On’ plays in the background. Tyler also features in their new ad campaign for 2018. Continue reading
A new version of the Aerosmith classic ‘Dream On (Boston Strong 2014)’ was featured on the Spring 2014 premiere (Tuesday, April 15, 2014) of ESPN’s E:60 news magazine show. But at the band’s Inglewood, CA tour stop at the Forum this past Wednesday, July 30, 2014, they brought out the Southern California Children’s Chorus on stage to perform their special rendition of ‘Dream On (Boston Strong 2014).’
The song debuted on E:60 Presents Dream On: Stories from Boston’s Strongest, a special hour dedicated to the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and presenting five stories of survivors, narrated by celebrity voices of Boston at 2:49 pm on April 15, 2013, as scores of spectators cheered on the Boston Marathon runners approaching the finish line, two hand-made bombs exploded. In a split second, the lives of hundreds of people were forever changed. E:60 presented a special program remembering the lives lost and paying tribute to those who survived, their journeys of perseverance, courage, strength and love in the past twelve months.
Recorded in early April in Los Angeles, CA, the new version of the song features band members, vocalist Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry, along with the Southern California Children’s Chorus.
“The tragedy that took place during the Boston Marathon was unfathomable, but Boston is incredibly resilient and became even stronger. I am so honored to release this version of “Dream On” and to be able to have had the Southern California Children’s Chorus perform with us last night was a beautiful moment, a true gift from up above,” says Steven Tyler.
“The heinous act that took place during the Boston Marathon which shook not only the city but the world and touched us all demanded a positive response,” Joe Perry said. “Boston Strong was that response and gave an example of our city’s inner strength. I would like to think that the strength of our performance on ‘Dream On’ last night with the Southern California Children’s Chorus in LA at the Forum was another rallying point for the goodness in all of us.”
Aerosmith is currently on their Let Rock Rule tour across North America with Slash.
Aug 02: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
Aug 08: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys – Stateline, NV
Aug 13: Sleep Train Pavilion – Concord, CA
Aug 16: The Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
Aug 19: Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
Aug 22: American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
Aug 25: The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX
Aug 28: Phillips Arena – Atlanta, GA
Aug 31: Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
Sep 03: Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
Sep 06: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
Sep 09: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
Sep 12: Open Hearth Park – Sydney, NS, Canada