With the movie adaptation of Mötley Crüe’s biography The Dirt released on Netflix this year and corresponding album, memories of famous Hair Metal band have flooded back to old fans. The bands’ best-selling, best-sounding album found them at the top of their game musically and at the possible height of their popularity was Dr. Feelgood (Elektra) released thirty years ago today. It certainly is the best selling album of their career and has the most music on one release that holds up the best outside of Shout At The Devil (also Elektra). 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
After a gap of six years, legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper is back once again to give today’s youngsters a gentle, but purposeful reminder of how it’s done. At the age of 69, just a few months shy of joining the ranks of the septuagenarians, Alice is clearly in no mood to relax Continue reading
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry were honored on May 5, 2015 as one of the producers honored by the Sports Emmys for their work on 2014’s E:60 “Dream On: Stories of Boston’s Strongest,” which was directed by Aerosmith associate Casey Tebo.
E:60 won Sports Emmys for Open/Tease and Edited Sports Special for “Dream On: Stories of Boston’s Strongest” featuring a stirring performance by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of their iconic anthem “Dream On” with the Southern California Children’s Chorus, which was recorded last April in Los Angeles. “Dream On (Boston Strong 2014)”was released as a single via iTunes, the day after the band surprised the audience at The Forum, in Inglewood, CA (July 30, 2014) by bringing the Southern California Children’s Chorus onstage to perform the song.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will present KISS with the ASCAP Founders Award at their 32nd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 29, 2015 at The Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA. The event is invite only. The ASCAP Founders Award goes to ASCAP’s pioneering songwriters who have made exceptional contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Past recipients include Sir Paul McCartney, Smokey Robinson, Patti Smith, Steely Dan, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young.
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