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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry To Release ‘Switzerland Manifesto’ Solo Album On January 19th!

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry To Release ‘Switzerland Manifesto’ Solo Album On January 19th!

JOE PERRY–legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of Aerosmith–is readying his new solo album SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO for release on January 19, 2018.

Due out on his own Roman Records imprint (distributed worldwide by AMPED Distribution), SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO marks JOE’s sixth solo album and is comprised of 10 new tracks. They were all written or co-written by JOE (many with the album’s guest vocalists), except for a cover of “Eve Of Destruction” with JOE on lead vocals and Johnny Depp on drums. The album features guest appearances from a long list of JOE’s friends, colleagues and rock and roll icons.  Highlights include “Aye, Aye, Aye,” which JOE co-wrote with the track’s vocalist Robin Zander,and three collaborations with David Johansen, who sings “I Wanna Roll,” “Haberdasher Blues,” and “I’m Going Crazy,” plus as many co-writes with Terry Reid whose lead vocals light up “I’ll Do Happiness,” (with Zak Starkey on drums), “Sick & Tired” and “Won’t Let Me Go.”

SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO was recorded at Studio 1480 in Los Angeles and produced by JOE PERRY and Bruce Witkin, with Johnny Depp serving as executive producer and additional help from Jack Douglas who co-wrote and co-produced a number of tracks.  It was engineered by Witkin and Tony Perry.  The album was mixed by Tony Perry with Ari Blitz serving as assistant mix engineer at After Master in Los Angeles.  On the album, JOE also teams up with sons Tony and Roman on “Spanish Sushi,” which was produced and arranged by The Perry Boys with JOE on guitars and bass, Roman adding synthesizer programming and Tony handling drum programming.

“It’s going to be interesting to see what songs people gravitate to because there’s such a wide variety of tunes,” JOE notes.

The SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO track listing is as follows:

Rumble In The Jungle (instrumental)
I’ll Do Happiness (featuring Terry Reid)
Aye, Aye, Aye (featuring Robin Zander)
I Wanna Roll (featuring David Johansen)
Sick & Tired (featuring Terry Reid)
Haberdasher Blues (featuring David Johansen)
Spanish Sushi (instrumental)
Eve Of Destruction (featuring Joe Perry)
I’m Going Crazy (featuring David Johansen)
Won’t Let Me Go (featuring Terry Reid)

About JOE PERRY:
Throughout his career, the electrifying lead guitarist of Aerosmith–America’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band–JOE PERRY has achieved permanent iconic stature in the pantheon of rock.  He has helped to drive his band, over the course of four decades, to sales of more than 150 million albums, critical acclaim, four Grammy Awards (one of which includes the guitar-based instrumental “Boogie Man”) and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. JOE PERRY’s work with Aerosmith has resulted in an unending array of accolades and honors. Beyond their Grammy Awards and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, other key milestones over the nearly 50 year history include:  12 MTV Video Awards; two People’s Choice Awards; six Billboard Music Awards; eight American Music Awards; 23 Boston Music Awards; and an Academy Award nomination for Best Song, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (from the soundtrack to Armageddon).

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Whitford St. Holmes Featuring Brad Whitford & Derek St. Holmes Announce Fall Tour

Whitford St. Holmes Featuring Brad Whitford & Derek St. Holmes Announce Fall Tour

Whitford St. Holmes

Whitford St. Holmes

Whitford St. Holmes featuring Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford and former Ted Nugent vocalist Derek St. Holmes are gearing up for a fall tour kicking off November 12th in Milwaukee and wrapping up November 22nd in New Hope, PA.

Whitford St. Holmes released their debut self-titled record in 1981. The album was followed by a tour, but soon after Whitford returned to Aerosmith and St. Holmes went to work again with Ted Nugent.

The duo’s second release is slated for early 2016, with a new single coming soon.

TOUR DATES

11-12-15 in Milwaukee, WI at Potawatomi Casino

11-13-15 in Westland, MI at The Token Lounge

11-14-15 in Chicago, IL at Reggies

11-15-15 in St Charles, IL at Arcada Theatre

11-17-15 in Boston, MA at WIlbur Theatre

11-18-15 in NYC, NY at BB Kings

11-19-15 in Ridgefield, CT at Ridgefield Playhouse

11-20-15 in Londonberry, NH at Tupelo Music Hall

11-21-15 in Amityville, NY at The Revolution

11-22-15 in New Hope, PA at Havana New Hope

For more  information, check out the band’s website:
www.whitfordstholmes.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/whitfordstholmes
Instagram: www.instagram.com/WhitfordStHolmes/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/WhitfordStHolms

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Aerosmith To Release ‘Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014’ Concert Film In September

Aerosmith To Release ‘Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014’ Concert Film In September

Aerosmith

Aerosmith

AEROSMITH‘s new concert film Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014–a 20-song collection capturing the legendary rock band delivering a scorching career-spanning show at the famed Donington Park in Leicestershire, UK in June 2014–is now available to pre-order on the band’s website [DVD/CD, Blu-Ray/CD, with deluxe package options available that include a t-shirt and poster]. This news comes in the midst of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ current “Blue Army Tour 2015” (dates and critical quotes below).

Due out September 4 via Eagle Rock Entertainment, the critically acclaimed film–which premiered in February with a highly successful nationwide theatrical run–is available to pre-order on multiple formats: Blu-ray+2CDDVD+2CDDVD+3LP and on all digital formats for North America and DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+2CD, DVD+3LP and digital formats for ROW/Europe. Click here to view the trailer: https://youtu.be/3xV4SPYw-as

Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 featuresthe band’s all original members–Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford–headlining the massive Download Festival as part of the band’s “Let Rock Rule” tour, unleashing supercharged versions of “Love In An Elevator,” “Janie’s Got A Gun,” “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing,” “Dude Looks Like A Lady,” “Walk This Way,” “Dream On,” “Sweet Emotion,” “Toys In The Attic,” “Mama Kin,” and many more. For more information, click here to view the press release announcing the concert film release.

The Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 track listing is as follows:

1) Train Kept A-Rollin’

2) Eat The Rich

3) Love In An Elevator

4) Cryin’

5) Jaded

6) Livin’ On The Edge

7) Last Child

8) Freedom Fighter

9) Same Old Song And Dance

10) Janie’s Got A Gun

11) Toys In The Attic

12) I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

13) No More No More

14) Come Together

15) Dude (Looks Like A Lady)

16) Walk This Way

17) Home Tonight

18) Dream On

19) Sweet Emotion

20) Mama Kin

Following their wildly successful and acclaimed 2014 “Let Rock Rule” tour, AEROSMITH–Rock’s greatest live act–returned to the road June 13 in Glendale, AZ where they kicked off their “Blue Army Tour 2015.” This trek will take the band to 15 cities before concluding in Canton, OH on Friday, August 7 when they perform at the Pro Football Hall of Fame‘s first-ever Concert for Legends. The concert will pay tribute to the legends of the game on the eve of the Enshrinement for the Class of 2015.

AEROSMITH’s 2015 remaining summer tour dates are as follows:

DATE CITY  VENUE
Thu

7/16

Victoria, BC Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Sun

7/19

Fort McMurray, AB Shell Place at MacDonald Park
Wed

7/22

Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Frontier Days
Sat

7/25

Minot, ND North Dakota State Fair
Tue

7/28

Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater Northwest
Sat

8/1

Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Tue

8/4

Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Fri

8/7

Canton, OH Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

 

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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Releases 4 Song Holiday EP; ‘Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas’

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Releases 4 Song Holiday EP; ‘Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas’

Joe Perry's Merry Christmas

Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas

Coming off the release of his New York Times best-selling memoir, ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith (releasedOctober 7 via Simon & Schuster), JOE PERRY has just released a four song EP: JOE PERRY’S MERRY CHRISTMAS (Unison Music Group).  PERRY’s first-ever collection of holiday songs features four Christmas classics: “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” and “Run Run Rudolph” with Johnny Depp on rhythm guitar. The EPis available now at Unison’s website or on iTunes.

“I have wanted to do a Christmas CD with Aerosmith for years, but it seems we never have the time to record one,” JOE says.  “When my ROCKS book tour ended, the timing was right–we were in LA with access to a studio with some really talented friends and it all fell together.  I was finally able to record some Christmas classics for the fans.”

JOE PERRY TALKS ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS

With so many holiday songs out there, how did you choose these selections? And, why did you choose to record some as instrumentals and others as vocal tracks?

JP:  “The two instrumentals are among the 10 most popular Christmas songs. Almost everyone knows the lyrics to ‘Silent Night’ and ‘White Christmas,’ so we treated them as songs that people could sing along to, while staying close to the classic versions everyone knows. The two vocal songs, ‘Santa’s Back in Town’ and ‘Run Run Rudolph’ are rockers made famous by Elvis and Chuck Berry. They are probably less well known so you would have to hear the lyrics to know they are Christmas songs. They are two of my favorite holiday songs.”

What do the holidays mean to you?

JP:  “It’s a time for the family to get together and try to put the troubles of the world aside for a short while.”

Do you have any annual family holiday traditions?

JP:  “We always open a gift the night before Christmas.  Now that the kids are older, we wake up and have brunch in front of the fire while opening the traditional Christmas stockings–that were handmade by their grandmother–and have hung on the mantle for years.  We take our time opening gifts and do not rip through them, making the day last as long as possible. We usually eat appetizers Christmas Day because we normally have a big Christmas Eve dinner, although it varies from year to year. We usually end up watching Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story with our family later in the day.”

You’ve talked a lot about your upbringing in your new book ROCKS, do you have a favorite holiday memory?

JP:  “There was a time after Aerosmith got back together when we were doing almost yearly New Year’s Eve shows. One of my favorite ones was at the Orpheum right before the New Year rang in–we dragged living room furniture onto the stage and brought our wives out and celebrated with our fans.”

 

 

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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL: An Interview With Burt Sugarman and Mark Goodman

THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL: An Interview With Burt Sugarman and Mark Goodman

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In the period between American Bandstand and MTV, sev­eral shows tried to bring rock ‘n’ roll to television.  In the wake of Elvis Presley and the Beatles’ debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, ’60s series like Hullabaloo, Shindig and The Music Scene featured rock and pop performers.  But it wasn’t until The Midnight Special premiered on August 19, 1972, that rock ‘n’ roll found its own home on the air.

Back in the early ’70s, the only ways for fans to see their favorite rock stars were in concert or in the pages of magazines like Rolling Stone or Creem. So the idea for The Midnight Special, which ran on NBC from 1972 to 1981, came to creator Burt Sugarman in a light-bulb moment. A veteran of producing Grammy Awards telecasts, Sugarman was frustrated by the network’s lack of programming after the The Tonight Show — the screen reverting to test patterns at 1:00 a.m. A next-door neighbor to Johnny Carson, Sugarman recognized this TV wasteland for what it was: a place where he could cater to an audience that craved seeing its latest rock ‘n’ roll heroes brought into their living rooms every Friday night. And, with the pilot, which premiered at 1:00 a.m. on August 19, 1972 with Johnny Rivers rendition of “The Midnight Special,” Leadbelly’s classic gospel song, he did just that.

The Midnight Special’s eclectic lineup reflected the show’s commitment not only to rock, but also to mirroring the Top 40 melting pot of the 70s, including genres such as folk, blues, R&B, soul, country and pop. For much of the run, the show was presided over by the legendary, gravelly-voiced DJ Wolfman Jack (Brooklyn-born Bob Smith), who was recruited as a perma­nent announcer and made his debut in Episode 2; he would go on to become the living symbol of the show and a powerful draw for perform­ers who were more than happy to share the stage with him. A variety of guest hosts appeared along with Wolfman Jack over the years including such ’70s music icons as the Bee Gees, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Loggins and Messina, Richard Pryor, The O’Jays, Electric Light Orchestra, KC & the Sunshine Band, plus frequent host Helen Reddy. Viewers and members of the studio audience were treated to one-of-a-kind concert events direct from The Midnight Special stages featuring anyone from Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Bee Gees and Earth, Wind & Fire to Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Jim Croce or John Denver, performing their biggest hits live.

The TV DVD archivists at StarVista Entertainment/Time Life will bring consumers back to the ’70s for the seminal, groundbreaking live music TV show on DVD, featuring extensive bonus features! The Midnight Special Collector’s Edition, available exclusively online at MIDNIGHTSPECIALDVDS.COM has been released in a beautifully-packaged 11-disc set, featuring nearly 5 hours of specially-produced bonus features and a 32-page collector’s book.  There are also two retail configurations: a 6-disc set and a single DVD; which are now available in stores.

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with the creator of this iconic series, Burt Sugarman, and former MTV VJ Mark Goodman to get a look inside their careers and bringing this awesome new collection to the masses!

You’ve been involved with projects that have really impacted the lives of many music fans, both with Midnight Special and of course, Mark, with MTV. What are some of your first musical memories and what impact did music have on your lives?

Burt Sugarman and his wife, Mary Hart.

Burt Sugarman and his wife, Mary Hart.

Burt Sugarman: Obviously, I’ve liked music forever, growing up as a kid and this and that, and my music taste changed. Country music was always in there, always important to me, but everything, everybody, and how many of these people were characters and what happened in their lives, et cetera, et cetera, that had nothing to do with Midnight Special, but that continually went through my psyche. I went to concerts here in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium or wherever it might be, just loved it always, didn’t ever know early if I’d be in the music business.

Mark Goodman: My taste has been all over the place as well. My parents were into music big time. They loved jazz music, so I grew up listening to great jazz vocalists like Sarah Vaughan, Eartha Kitt, people like that, Dinah Washington. That was my earliest experiences. Then as a young teenager, while all my friends were listening to pop music, I was listening to black music in Philadelphia where I grew up, so I was listening to Smokey Robinson and the TSOP, which would come along a little bit later on, The Sound of Philadelphia. That was my thing, until all of sudden, I heard Cream, “Sunshine of Your Love,” and between that and a couple of other things that were going on with my generation at the time, I got into rock and roll, and the rest, as they say, is rock history.

I was curious what challenges you might have originally faced in bringing Midnight Special to life. I imagine it was quite the undertaking.

Burt Sugarman: Well, they were big, of course, at the time. I look back on that quite often. But first, I had trouble getting any of the networks. I wanted NBC because I wanted to follow The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Johnny was a next-door neighbor of mine. We played tennis all the time together. I knew that that rating, when he went off, would be terrific to lead in to something but the network felt that the rock and roll people were all drugged out and half of them wouldn’t show, and what happened then was I said, “I’ll tell you what, I’ll put up the money,” and I said, “I’ll give you another reason. It’s a voting year, and I’ll make it a get-out-to-vote show for young people.” That’s pretty hard to turn down.
When I said that and the money, they said, “OK, go for it. If you’ll do that and they don’t show up, it’s your problem, not ours. We’ll give you the time.” But that was the toughest thing to overcome, and it took a few months of hard meetings to get it finished, Jason.

Mark Goodman

Mark Goodman

Mark Goodman: Burt, I got a question for you that maybe Jason would like to hear the answer to. I’m wondering what the bands thought because certainly at that time, it was, like, Before Midnight Special, it was really, like, American Bandstand. There really wasn’t that much going on, and certainly at that time of night, you have the freedom to do a lot more. Were the bands really into that idea of being able to play on TV for a national audience live? Was that a cool thing or was that something that everybody thought, “That’s never going to work. I don’t want to do that. It’s going to sound like crap?” What was their response?

Burt Sugarman: I’ll start with the musicians. The artists that were most comfortable walking in front of the camera, or, remember, I had an audience of a couple of hundred people there, were the country artists, and the reason is because they toured all the time, so that was just easy for them.
Some of the mainline artists, and I’m not going to go on who they are, were panicked, just panicked to walk out in front and see a red light on three or four cameras and start to sing or talk or something. The other thing is with me, they had to sing live. There was no lip syncing. So all that made it very interesting, but we got through it and loved every second of it.

Mark Goodman: And some of the performances are so incredible, and like you said, because they’re live, that’s what impresses me the most. Four months later, after you went off the air, MTV debuted, and of course, we were all lip sync.

Burt Sugarman: Yes, right. I remember Jim Croce coming out and looking at the camera, and he said, “I don’t know, man. I’m out of here,” and he actually wanted to leave. Fortunately, we could talk him into staying, and then his performance was sensational, and he wanted to come back three, four weeks later and do the show again, and unfortunately, he had that airplane accident.

Mark Goodman: Oh, jeez, oh. Wow.

Burt Sugarman: One other thing with Jim, somebody, it might have been Gladys Knight, somebody wanted to present me with a gold album for being responsible, they said, for selling all the records. Croce was the one who was going to give it to me. I said, “Look, I don’t go on camera. It’s just not what I want to do, and thank you so much.” He said, “Well, you don’t go on camera, then now that I’m ready to go on, I won’t go on. You have to go on camera.” I actually did for the first and only time I went on camera because of the way Jim said that to me. He had me nervous.

Mark Goodman: That’s great! Oh my God, that’s fantastic.

Burt Sugarman: He was a classic.

Mark Goodman: I hope that’s good, Jason.

Definitely, thank you. Obviously, you guys have experienced music from very different perspectives. I was curious, what’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned that you could pass along to people today looking to pursue a career in the music industry?

Burt Sugarman

Burt Sugarman

Mark Goodman: Don’t.

Burt Sugarman: This is probably the only time that I will disagree a little bit with Mark, in the spirit of cooperation, but I always feel, period, follow your dream.

Mark Goodman: I agree with you. I’m kidding, of course.

Burt Sugarman: Oh, I know that.

Mark Goodman: It’s a hell of a business. I think musicians now have to be, and in whatever genre, they have to understand that there has to be a bit more to what’s going on. I think honesty is key. I think people smell a phony. People smell hype, and we are more averse to hype than ever. So as an artist, you have to make sure that you are speaking honestly.

From the other side of it, from the business side of it, you have to understand how to use social media. You have to understand how that works and how that can feed your career because, like I was saying before, it is a level playing field in many ways, and there’s story after story after story of people who hosted a video on YouTube and wound up being signed in six months. After they get a million views on YouTube, you’re discovered. Does that make sense, Jason?

Yeah, I guess just as a followup, you mentioned your book, Mark. Any chance we might see some type of collaboration where we could get a book out of Burt as well?

Mark Goodman: I would love to see Burt write a book. Burt should write a book, just the stories that he’s told today.

Burt Sugarman: Burt is not going to write a book. He loves reading books. But I’ve just given it a long and hard thought, and I am not going to write a book.

It’s great to hear all these stories. I was wondering, looking back on both of your careers, are there any moments that you might wish you went a different direction or made a different decision and see how they played out, so to speak?

Mark Goodman

Mark Goodman

Burt Sugarman: For me, there’s been times certainly that I wished I had made a different decision. I mean that just goes along with it. Do I really want this act, and what happens if they go on the green room? My God, I should be very careful but not putting these two people, et cetera, et cetera. There’s times, and that’s just a small example, when you just make the wrong decision. You hope it’s not a serious one, and you want your correct decisions to be 75% and the wrong ones to be 25, and I think in life, you’ll be better.

Mark Goodman: By the way, it seems to me that Burt made those decisions. He went all over the place. You did everything that you could do.

Burt Sugarman: Exactly.

Mark Goodman: I have to say for me that I never doubted for a minute. I was one of these lucky kids who, by the time I was 13 years old, I realized that I was a crappy musician and I didn’t have the patience to practice, so I was trying to figure out what else I could do to be involved with music, and I realized at that age that radio was going to be my way, and I never looked back really. That was what I pursued, what I wanted to do, was what I pursued in college. I graduated with a degree in communications. I was working before I left college at two radio stations. I never, for a second, thought about television until I was working in New York in a radio station and somebody told me about this weird TV channel where they were going to be playing videos all the time. I segued into that by accident, but I never, ever … I have no discernible skills, is the problem, so I can only do this.

What’s up next for you both? Where do you have your eye on in the meantime that we can look forward to in the years to come?

Mark Goodman: I want to go into business with Burt Sugarman.

Burt Sugarman: Thank you for the compliment. As I said earlier, I’m curious, and that curiosity leads me into different ventures. My eyes are always open. I enjoy those things, and I continue to do them. Mark, how terrific it is at a very young, young age you knew what you wanted to do. That’s fabulous.

Mark Goodman: Yeah, I do feel really lucky, especially we all … Burt, you mentioned that you have your college-age kids. I have a 22-year-old daughter. So many have no idea, so I feel really, very, very lucky.

Burt Sugarman: Yeah, you did good, but they’ll find their way. Let them follow their dream, right?

Mark Goodman: That’s the advice I always give, is to love because everything becomes a job sooner or later, and if you love it, at least you’re still going to be able to go to work every day.

Burt Sugarman: You get up in the morning with a smile.

The 6-DVD and single-DVD versions are in-stores now. Click here to order via Amazon. The 11-disc Collector’s Edition is available to order exclusively through Time Life – Click here to order >

The Midnight Special

The Midnight Special

A “must-have” for fans of ’70s music and ’70s pop culture, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION, priced to add to every music lover’s home entertainment collection  at $99.95, features eight discs of 130 incredible live performances from the era’s greatest stars (carefully selected from 423 complete shows), one disc of comedy performances and two discs of specially-produced, exclusive bonus programming, including interviews with Peter Frampton, Alice Cooper, Loggins & Messina, Eddie Money, George Benson, Charlie Daniels, Todd Rundgren, Helen Reddy, Neil Sedaka, creator Burt Sugarman and many more; as well as 12 featurettes, including “The History of The Midnight Special,” “Wolfman at Midnight,” “Star-Studded Stage Fashion,” “No Safety Net: Live on TV,” “I Am Woman: Helen Reddy as Host,” “Benson & Frampton Talk Shop,” “The Making of The Midnight Special”  “The Legacy of The Midnight Special“, a Burt Sugarman featurette and more.  Additionally, the collector’s set includes a 32-page, full-color booklet with an intro from Burt Sugarman, artist photos, liner notes and more.

With nearly 10 hours of live performances, THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION features a roster of “who’s who” in ’70s music, including:

  • Aerosmith/ “Dream On”
  • Alice Cooper/ Medley: “Eighteen/Only Women/Billion Dollar Babies”
  • Bee Gees/ “Nights on Broadway”
  • Earth, Wind & Fire/ “Shining Star”
  • Electric Light Orchestra/ “Evil Woman”
  • Fleetwood Mac/ “Over My Head”
  • Gordon Lightfoot/ “Sundown”
  • Heart/ “Crazy on You”
  • Helen Reddy/ “I Am Woman”
  • Jim Croce/ “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”
  • John Denver/ “Take Me Home, Country Roads”
  • KC and the Sunshine Band/ “That’s the Way (I Like It)”
  • LaBelle/ “Lady Marmalade”
  • Linda Ronstadt/ “When Will I Be Loved”
  • Marvin Gaye/ “Let’s Get It On”
  • Neil Sedaka/Captain & Tenille/ “Love Will Keep Us Together”
  • Peter Frampton/ “Show Me the Way”
  • REO Speedwagon/ “Keep on Loving You”
  • The Doobie Brothers/ “Listen to the Music”
  • Tom Petty and  the Heartbreakers/ “American Girl”

THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION also includes some unique collaborations that were a hallmark of The Midnight Special, such as:

  • Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles/ “Takes Two to Tango”
  • Carlos Santana & George Benson/ “Breezin'”
  • Etta James & Dr. John/ “I’d Rather Go Blind”
  • Gladys Knight & B.B. King/ “The Thrill Is Gone”
  • Helen Reddy & The Bee Gees/ “To Love Somebody”
  • John Denver & Cass Elliot/ “Leaving on a Jet Plane”
  • Neil Sedaka/Captain & Tenille/ “Love Will Keep Us Together”

The 6-disc retail set ($59.95srp) and the single ($12.95srp), will include 96 and 16 live performances, respectively, and a host of bonus features.

“It was so electric in the studio. We knew we were blazing new trails.” — Creator Burt Sugarman

A musical micro­cosm of its era with highlights offering some of the most indelible moments of the ’70s airwaves, The Midnight Special has, at long last, been preserved for music lovers everywhere.  And with in-depth featurettes and interviews, home audiences can truly visit the ’70s anytime, courtesy of StarVista Entertainment/Time Life.

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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION (11 DISCS)

Pre-order Begins: August 12, 2014

Price: $99.95

Run time: Approx. 16 hours

Online Exclusive Collection includes:

  • 11 DVDs in deluxe collector’s edition packaging
  • 130 Complete Live Performances
  • Classic comedy from The Midnight Special by Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Andy Kaufman, Steve Martin and Freddie Prinze, and more.
  • 32-page collector’s booklet with an intro by creator Burt Sugarman, liner notes from The Hollywood Reporter’s Contributing Editor Roy Trakin and archival photos
  • Almost 5 hours of hours of specially-created featurettes, in-depth interviews and more.
  • Twelve featurettes including: “Benson & Frampton Talk Shop,” “Burt Sugarman,” “George Benson: Early Influences,” “I Am Woman: Helen Reddy as Host,” “No Safety Net: Live on TV,” “Songwriting” Featurette, “Star-Studded Stage Fashion,” “The Musical Diversity of The Midnight Special,” “The History of The Midnight Special,” “The Legacy of The Midnight Special,” “Behind the Scenes of The Midnight Special,” and “Wolfman at Midnight”
  • Interviews with: Alice Cooper,  Burt Sugarman, Charlie Daniels, Christopher Cross, David Steinberg, Eddie Money, Frankie Valli, George Benson, Harry Wayne Casey, Helen Reddy, Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Loggins & Messina, Mark Goodman (MTV), Melissa Manchester, Neil Sedaka, O’Jays, Peter Frampton, Robert Bell, Thelma Houston, Todd Rundgren

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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry To Embark On 14-Stop Book Tour In Support of New Memoir

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry To Embark On 14-Stop Book Tour In Support of New Memoir

'Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith'

‘Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith’

JOE PERRY–Aerosmith co-founding member and rock icon in his own right–will embark on a 14-stop book tour beginning Tuesday, October 7 in New York, in conjunction with the release of his new memoir Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith (S&S; Hardcover; October 7, 2014; $27.99). After New York, the book tour continues with stops throughout the U.S., including a mid-tour stop at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. Full list of dates are below and online here: http://joeperry.com/joe-perry-tour.

With total candor and without apology, in ROCKS Perry shares what life is like as the lead guitarist and co-head writer of Aerosmith. Both a study in brotherhood and solitude, Perry reflects on the people who stood beside him during the highs and lows as he and Aerosmith skyrocketed into a world of fame and utter excess.  Beginning with a foreword by Johnny Depp, ROCKS has already earned praise from some of the biggest names in rock and roll: “An insightful and harrowing roller coaster ride” (Slash); “Rocking Joe Perry ‘rocks’ again” (Jimmy Page); “When I grow up, I want to be Joe Perry” (Gene Simmons).  And with over 100 photographs showing Perry’s life on- and off-stage, ROCKS is “evocative” and “will strike gold with every Aerosmith fan” (Publishers Weekly).

Fans can come see JOE and get their copy of his official autobiography signed at the following dates and locations listed here:

DATE CITY VENUE
Tue 10/7 New York, NY BARNES & NOBLE @ Union Square
Wed 10/8 Ridgewood, NJ BOOKENDS
Thu 10/9 Brookline, MA BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH @ The Coolidge Corner Theatre
Fri 10/10 Boston, MA GUITAR CENTER – Boylston Street
Sat 10/11 Boston, MA THE PAPER STORE @ Framingham
Mon 10/13 Chicago, IL THE STANDARD CLUB OF CHICAGO
Mon 10/13 Arlington Heights, IL GUITAR CENTER – Arlington Heights
Tues 10/14 Cleveland, OH THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME
Wed 10/15 Los Angeles, CA BARNES & NOBLE @ The Grove
Thu 10/16 San Francisco, CA GUITAR CENTER – San Francisco Proper
Fri 10/17 San Francisco, CA BOOK PASSAGE @ The San Francisco Ferry Building
Sat 10/18 Phoenix, AZ CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE
Sun 10/19 Scottsdale, AZ GUITAR CENTER – Scottsdale
Mon 10/20 Los Angeles, CA BOOK SOUP

 

Pre-order ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith here:
Amazon.com – http://amzn.to/WiG3qm
Barnes & Noble – http://bit.ly/1twTeSY
BAM – http://bit.ly/1Belzi2
Indie Bound – http://bit.ly/Yfg4ln
Audible.com – http://bit.ly/1xgPRSx

For more information, visit: joeperry.com

 

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Slash Joins Forces With Universal Studios Hollywood For Halloween Horror Nights With “Clowns 3D Music By Slash”

Slash Joins Forces With Universal Studios Hollywood For Halloween Horror Nights With “Clowns 3D Music By Slash”

Slash

Slash

Celebrated Grammy® Award-winning musician, SLASH, hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine, is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose an original score for the theme park’s hypnotizing new 3D maze, “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH” at “Halloween Horror Nights,” beginning Friday, September 19, 2014.

While partnering with top recording artists has become a signature of “Halloween Horror Nights,” this collaboration with prolific guitarist, SLASH, marks the first time a musician has created an original maze score for the popular event.  This inspired effort comes at a demanding time for SLASH, whose new album World on Fire debuts on September 16, 2014, on the heels of his “Let Rock Rule” World Tour performing with Aerosmith.

Infused with the rocker’s hell-raising electric guitar riffs, the ominous new “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH” haunted attraction is no laughing matter as it unmasks the psychological disorder known as Coulrophobia, a disturbing condition affecting those with an extreme and irrational fear of clowns.

The psychedelic 3D maze will horrify guests, taunting and tempting them with terror and treats as they parade through “Sweet Licks Frozen Clown Pops Family Amusement Center,” a dilapidated roadside attraction and one-time thriving ice cream factory run by deranged siblings and their mad clown father, Sweet Licks. As this demented trio schemes to restore the family business by luring visitors with free ice cream, guests will soon find themselves on the menu as the key ingredient of a sick new high-protein ice cream concoction.

“I’m a HUGE fan of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ and was inspired to partner with Universal Studios Hollywood because they are the founders of creating extreme horror,” said SLASH.  “I’ve been composing music for as long as I can remember and jumped at the chance to be an integral part of this year’s event and create the original score for this creepy clown maze.  I can’t wait to see the fans’ reactions and will be first in line to experience the maze myself.”

“It’s an honor to collaborate with one of the most iconic rock legends around,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.”  “From the moment I heard SLASH’s original composition for the maze, I immediately knew he got it, as the vibe and feel of his score are so right on. He captured the exact tone we were looking to convey to our guests, and it’s great having SLASH be a part of this incredible event.”

SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver.  SLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash(2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16, 2014.  www.slashonline.com.

Halloween Horror Nights” 2014 at Universal Studios Hollywood will be “More Dead Than Ever,” as it brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures in existence. This year’s event will feature a slate of all-new unrivaled film production quality mazes, terror-filled scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience, uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, including, “The Walking Dead:  The End of the Line,” based on AMC’s critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning television series; “From Dusk Till Dawn,” inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s cult film and El Rey network’s TV series; “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood,” based on Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic action-adventure; “AVP:  Alien vs. Predator,” based on the Twentieth Century Fox film franchise; “An American Werewolf in London,” based Universal Pictures’ Academy Award®-winning and genre-defining film, written and directed by John Landis; “Face Off:  In the Flesh,” based on Syfy’s hit TV series, and “The Purge: Anarchy,” a new scare zone inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster thriller.

To learn more about this all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze, click here:  “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH.”

Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” on Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.

Universal Studios HollywoodSM, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.  World-class rides and attractions include the popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” family adventure ride, the intense, award-winning ride, “King Kong 360 3-D” on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” “The Simpsons Ride™,” “Revenge of the MummySM—The Ride” and “Jurassic Park® —The Ride.”

Universal Studios Hollywood is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company. Follow Universal Studios Hollywood on FacebookTwitter,Instagram and YouTube.

 

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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL: Late Night’s Original Rock N’ Roll Show Returns With Collector’s Edition!

THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL: Late Night’s Original Rock N’ Roll Show Returns With Collector’s Edition!

The Midnight Special

The Midnight Special

In the period between American Bandstand and MTV, sev­eral shows tried to bring rock ‘n’ roll to television.  In the wake of Elvis Presley and the Beatles’ debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, ’60s series like HullabalooShindig and The Music Scene featured rock and pop performers.  But it wasn’t until The Midnight Special premiered on August 19, 1972, that rock ‘n’ roll found its own home on the air.

This September, the TV DVD archivists at StarVista Entertainment/Time Life will bring consumers back to the ’70s for the seminal, groundbreaking live music TV show on DVD, featuring extensive bonus features!  THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION, available exclusively online at MIDNIGHTSPECIALDVDS.COM beginning August 12, 2014 will be released in a beautifully-packaged 11-disc set, featuring nearly 5 hours of specially-produced bonus features and a 32-page collector’s book.  There will also be two retail configurations, available September 9: a 6-disc set and a single DVD.

 “It’s one of the definitive documents of what was really 
going on in music then.“– Steve Miller


Back in the early ’70s, the only ways for fans to see their favorite rock stars were in concert or in the pages of magazines like Rolling Stone or Creem.  So the idea for The Midnight Special, which ran on NBC from 1972 to 1981, came to creator Burt Sugarman in a light-bulb moment.  A veteran of producing Grammy Awards telecasts, Sugarman was frustrated by the network’s lack of programming after the The Tonight Show — the screen reverting to test patterns at 1:00 a.m.   A next-door neighbor to Johnny Carson, Sugarman recognized this TV wasteland for what it was: a place where he could cater to an audience that craved seeing its latest rock ‘n’ roll heroes brought into their living rooms every Friday night.  And, with the pilot, which premiered at 1:00 a.m. on August 19, 1972 with Johnny Rivers rendition of “The Midnight Special,” Leadbelly’s classic gospel song, he did just that.

The Midnight Special was one of the greatest
music television shows 
that was ever done.”  — Barry White

The Midnight Special’s eclectic lineup reflected the show’s commitment not only to rock,  but also to mirroring the Top 40 melting pot of the 70s, including genres such as folk, blues, R&B, soul, country and pop.  For much of the run, the show was presided over by the legendary, gravelly-voiced DJ Wolfman Jack (Brooklyn-born Bob Smith), who was recruited as a perma­nent announcer and made his debut in Episode 2; he would go on to become the living symbol of the show and a powerful draw for perform­ers who were more than happy to share the stage with him.  A variety of guest hosts appeared along with Wolfman Jack over the years including such ’70s music icons as the Bee Gees, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Loggins and Messina, Richard Pryor, The O’Jays, Electric Light Orchestra, KC & the Sunshine Band, plus frequent host Helen Reddy.  Viewers and members of the studio audience were treated to one-of-a-kind concert events direct from The Midnight Special stages featuring anyone from Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Bee Gees and Earth, Wind & Fire to Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Jim Croce or John Denver, performing their biggest hits live.

Additionally, The Midnight Special featured the day’s top comedic talents, such as Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Andy Kaufman, Steve Martin and Freddie Prinze, among many others.

A “must-have” for fans of ’70s music and ’70s pop culture, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION, priced to add to every music lover’s home entertainment collection  at $99.95, features eight discs of 130 incredible live performances from the era’s greatest stars (carefully selected from 423 complete shows), one disc of comedy performances and two discs of specially-produced, exclusive bonus programming, including interviews with Peter Frampton, Alice Cooper, Loggins & Messina, Eddie Money, George Benson, Charlie Daniels, Todd Rundgren, Helen Reddy, Neil Sedaka, creator Burt Sugarman and many more; as well as 12 featurettes, including “The History of The Midnight Special,” “Wolfman at Midnight,” “Star-Studded Stage Fashion,” “No Safety Net: Live on TV,” “I Am Woman: Helen Reddy as Host,” “Benson & Frampton Talk Shop,” “The Making of The Midnight Special”  “The Legacy of The Midnight Special“, a Burt Sugarman featurette and more.  Additionally, the collector’s set includes a 32-page, full-color booklet with an intro from Burt Sugarman, artist photos, liner notes and more.

With nearly 10 hours of live performances, THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION features a roster of “who’s who” in ’70s music, including:

  • Aerosmith/ “Dream On”
  • Alice Cooper/ Medley: “Eighteen/Only Women/Billion Dollar Babies”
  • Bee Gees/ “Nights on Broadway”
  • Earth, Wind & Fire/ “Shining Star”
  • Electric Light Orchestra/ “Evil Woman”
  • Fleetwood Mac/ “Over My Head”
  • Gordon Lightfoot/ “Sundown”
  • Heart/ “Crazy on You”
  • Helen Reddy/ “I Am Woman”
  • Jim Croce/ “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”
  • John Denver/ “Take Me Home, Country Roads”
  • KC and the Sunshine Band/ “That’s the Way (I Like It)”
  • LaBelle/ “Lady Marmalade”
  • Linda Ronstadt/ “When Will I Be Loved”
  • Marvin Gaye/ “Let’s Get It On”
  • Neil Sedaka/Captain & Tenille/ “Love Will Keep Us Together”
  • Peter Frampton/ “Show Me the Way”
  • REO Speedwagon/ “Keep on Loving You”
  • The Doobie Brothers/ “Listen to the Music”
  • Tom Petty and  the Heartbreakers/ “American Girl”

THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION also includes some unique collaborations that were a hallmark of The Midnight Special, such as:

  • Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles/ “Takes Two to Tango”
  • Carlos Santana & George Benson/ “Breezin'”
  • Etta James & Dr. John/ “I’d Rather Go Blind”
  • Gladys Knight & B.B. King/ “The Thrill Is Gone”
  • Helen Reddy & The Bee Gees/ “To Love Somebody”
  • John Denver & Cass Elliot/ “Leaving on a Jet Plane”
  • Neil Sedaka/Captain & Tenille/ “Love Will Keep Us Together”

The 6-disc retail set ($59.95srp) and the single ($12.95srp), will include 96 and 16 live performances, respectively, and a host of bonus features.

“It was so electric in the studio. We knew we were blazing new trails.” — Creator Burt Sugarman

A musical micro­cosm of its era with highlights offering some of the most indelible moments of the ’70s airwaves, The Midnight Special has, at long last, been preserved for music lovers everywhere.  And with in-depth featurettes and interviews, home audiences can truly visit the ’70s anytime, courtesy of StarVista Entertainment/Time Life.

#  #  #

THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION (11 DISCS)

Pre-order Begins: August 12, 2014

Price: $99.95

Run time: Approx. 16 hours

Online Exclusive Collection includes:

  • 11 DVDs in deluxe collector’s edition packaging
  • 130 Complete Live Performances
  • Classic comedy from The Midnight Special by Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Andy Kaufman, Steve Martin and Freddie Prinze, and more.
  • 32-page collector’s booklet with an intro by creator Burt Sugarman, liner notes from The Hollywood Reporter’s Contributing Editor Roy Trakin and archival photos
  • Almost 5 hours of hours of specially-created featurettes, in-depth interviews and more.
  • Twelve featurettes including: “Benson & Frampton Talk Shop,” “Burt Sugarman,” “George Benson: Early Influences,” “I Am Woman: Helen Reddy as Host,” “No Safety Net: Live on TV,” “Songwriting” Featurette, “Star-Studded Stage Fashion,” “The Musical Diversity of The Midnight Special,” “The History of The Midnight Special,” “The Legacy of The Midnight Special,” “Behind the Scenes of The Midnight Special,” and “Wolfman at Midnight”
  • Interviews with: Alice Cooper,  Burt Sugarman, Charlie Daniels, Christopher Cross, David Steinberg, Eddie Money, Frankie Valli, George Benson, Harry Wayne Casey, Helen Reddy, Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Loggins & Messina, Mark Goodman (MTV), Melissa Manchester, Neil Sedaka, O’Jays, Peter Frampton, Robert Bell, Thelma Houston, Todd Rundgren

THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTION (6 DISCS)

Street Date: September 9

Price: $59.95 srp

Run time: 8 hrs., 27 mins.

THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (SINGLE)

Street Date: September 9

Price: $12.95 srp

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AEROSMITH: Steven Tyler and Joe Perry Release New Version “Dream On”

AEROSMITH: Steven Tyler and Joe Perry Release New Version “Dream On”

Available Now!

Available Now!

The world heard a new version of the AEROSMITH classic “Dream On” during the Spring 2014 premiere of ESPN’s award-winning news magazine show, E:60. Recorded in Los Angeles in early April, the song features Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, who are joined by the Southern California Children’s Chorus on this arrangement of “Dream On (Boston Strong 2014).” The track will be released today as a single via iTunes. In a powerful moment at last night’s AEROSMITH concert at The Forum, in Inglewood, CA the band surprised the audience by bringing the Southern California Children’s Chorus on stage to perform this special rendition of “Dream On (Boston Strong 2014).”

“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.”

“Dream On (Boston Strong 2014)” debuted Tuesday, April 15 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.  The show presented 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.

In July, AEROSMITH embarked on this summer’s definitive rock experience, the LET ROCK RULE tour across North America with Slash. The tour kicked off Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NYmaking stops in Boston, MA. (Xfinity Center), Los Angeles, CA (The Forum) and San Francisco, CA (Sleep Train Pavilion) among other cities, before wrapping Friday, September 12 in Sydney, NS, Canada (Open Hearth Park).These dates follow the band’s overseas trek, which kicked off May 17 in Sofia, Bulgaria, and hit numerous countriesincluding stops in Russia, France, and Germany before ending on June 28 in the U.K.

Aerosmith’s U.S. summer tour dates are as follows:

Sat – 8/2 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena

Fri – 8/8 – Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys

Wed – 8/13 – Concord, CA – Sleep Train Pavilion

Sat – 8/16 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre

Tue – 8/19 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

Fri – 8/22 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

Mon – 8/25 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Thu – 8/28 – Atlanta, GA – Phillips Arena

Sun – 8/31 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall

Wed – 9/3 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

Sat – 9/6 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

Tue – 9/9 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

Fri – 9/12 – Sydney, NS, Canada – Open Hearth Park

All funds received by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry in connection with this track will be donated to charities helping those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.

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AEROSMITH: Rock Legends To “Let Rock Rule” With North American Summer Tour

AEROSMITH: Rock Legends To “Let Rock Rule” With North American Summer Tour

Prepare To Be Rocked!

Prepare To Be Rocked!

Who better to declare “LET ROCK RULE than AEROSMITH, America’s Greatest Rock Band?

Rock’s most lethal army–Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford–and special guest SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will join forces for “LET ROCK RULE,” this summer’s definitive rock & roll experience.

Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the LET ROCK RULE tour kicks off on Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre inWantagh, NY (see full itinerary below).  AEROSMITH and SLASH–longtime friends who’ve performed together throughout the years–will also take over Boston, MA. (Xfinity Center), Los Angeles, CA (The Forum) and San Francisco, CA (Sleep Train Pavilion) among other cities, before wrapping Friday, September 12 in Sydney, NS, Canada (Open Hearth Park).

This summer’s hottest ticket will go on sale to the general public starting on Saturday, April 12 through the Live Nation mobile app and atwww.livenation.com. The first round of tour dates are below with additional dates for a second leg to be announced shortly.

“Looking forward to inciting a riot and building the tribal bonfire even higher–it’s a win win with Slash,” said Steven Tyler.

Says Joe Perry: “The writing’s on the wall–Aerosmith and Slash.  We’re gonna let rock rule this summer.  Catch us if you can.”

Says Slash: “Aerosmith is one of my all time favorite bands, and one of the greatest rock ‘n roll bands of all time. It’s  an honor for me to go out & tour with them and  keep the rock ‘n roll banner flying high.”

The excitement all started when JOE PERRY took it to the streets with RISK, the famous graffiti artist, last Thursday night for “LET ROCK RULE” and things began ramping up mysteriously when the AEROSMITH logo, and the tour announcement date of 4.8.14, was bombed on various buildings in downtown Los Angeles by JOE PERRY and RISK. Following this, AEROSMITH drummer JOEY KRAMMER stepped up the momentum and went to Downtown Austin with street artist, CHUNK, to continue the “LET ROCK RULE” tagging. It was all first reported by TMZ–http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/04/joe-perry-grafitti-aerosmith-spray-paint-logo-tour/–and the “bombing” has continued every night.

JOE PERRY says, “I have always felt that AEROSMITH was Americas hometown band and what better way than to take matters into our own hands to spread the word.”

Earlier today (April 8) STEVEN TYLER and JOE PERRY revealed–on the Ryan Seacrest radio show–that they would perform a free set to announce the “LET ROCK RULE” tour. AEROSMITH, with a special guest appearance by SLASH, played a roof-raising set for the assembled crowd at the Whisky A Go Go, the historic Los Angeles venue where they performed their first LA gig in 1973.

AEROSMITH’s North American summer dates will follow the band’s overseas dates kicking off May 14 in Istanbul, Turkey and will hit 16 countries including stops in Russia, France, and the U.K. before wrapping July 2 in Kiev, Ukraine.

The North American “LET ROCK RULE” tour dates for AEROSMITH and SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are as follows:

DATE CITY VENUE
Thu 7/10 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
Sun 7/13 Kitchener, ON, Canada McLennan Park
Wed 7/16 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Sat 7/19 Cadott, WI Rock Fest
Tue 7/22 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
**Fri 7/25 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
**Wed 7/30 Inglewood, CA The Forum
Sat 8/2 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Fri 8/8 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys
Wed 8/13 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
Sat 8/16 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
Tue 8/19 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Fri 8/22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Mon 8/25 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Thu 8/28 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena
Sun 8/31 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
Wed 9/3 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sat 9/6 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Tue 9/9 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Fri 9/12 Sydney, NS, Canada Open Hearth Park

“**” are tour dates going on sale Saturday, April 12

AEROSMITH’s overseas summer tour dates are as follows:

DATE CITY VENUE
Wed 5/14 Istanbul, Turkey ITU Stadium
Sat 5/17 Sofia, Bulgaria Lokomotiv Stadium
Wed 5/21 Vilnius, Lithuania Siemens Arena
Sat 5/24 Moscow, Russia Luzhniki Grand Sports Arena
Tue 5/27 St. Petersburg, Russia SKK Arena
Fri 5/30 Helsinki, Finland Hartwall Arena
Sun 6/1 Stockholm, Sweden Tele2 Arena
Wed 6/4 Kristiansand, Norway Odderøya Amphitheatre
Fri 6/6 Horsens, Denmark CASA Arena Horsens
Mon 6/9 Berlin, Germany O2 World
Thu 6/12 Lodz, Poland Atlas Arena
Sun 6/15 Derby, United Kingdom Donington Park
Wed 6/18 Oberhausen, Germany Konig – Pilsener Arena
Sat 6/21 Clisson, France Hellfest Grounds
Wed 6/25 Milan, Italy Fiera De Milano
Sat 6/28 Clapham, United Kingdom Clapham Common
Wed 7/2 Kiev, Ukraine National Sportkomplex

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