September 11, 2016 |
You might be tempted to call Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler's current yen for a solo career - as a Nashvillian country singer, no less - quixotic. Tyler has taken his first solo album, We're All Somebody From Somewhere , on tour, and he landed Wednesday at the Tower Theater. It did have the air of a momentary excursion before returning to the Aero-mothership. But the show was pretty good. Lilting country treatments of Aerosmith tunes filled most of the night's set list. His backing band was Loving Mary, a three-male, three-female Nashville outfit, sort of an Allman Brothers and Sisters behind Tyler's still powerfully primal howl.
October 15, 2015 |
Martin Short at Academy Comic Martin Short will be the special guest at the Academy of Music's 159th annual Concert and Ball. He will join the Philadelphia Orchestra and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin for the annual bash Jan. 23 at the academy. Info & tix: 215-893-1978, 815-893-1999, or www.ticketphiladelphia.org . J-Law: Be tough, not adorable Jennifer Lawrence is enraged that men continue to make more than women in Hollywood. In an essay for Lena Dunham 's Lenny Letter newsletter, the American Hustle star says that, like most women, she's not tough enough during salary negotiations, fearing she'll be labeled difficult or spoiled.
April 14, 2014 |
A BUNCH OF really funny people made news this week, as did one flub of historical proportions on a funny lady's derriere. Yesterday Stephen Colbert will play himself for a change when he takes the "Late Show" reins from retiring David Letterman next year. Insiders speculate the show will stay in New York. "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton announced he'll play a free beach concert at Caesars A.C. on July 31. Insiders speculate Shelton will not stay long on Absecon Island.
November 12, 2012
Pop The Coup Sorry To Bother You (Anti- ***) Oakland rapper Boots Riley doesn't have all that much competition when it comes to being the sharpest, wittiest, must musically expansive Marxist social critic on the block. But that doesn't mean the Coup's commander-in-chief is easing up on his band's sixth album and first since 2006's Pick a Bigger Weapon . The Coup, who play Underground Arts on Dec. 7, still technically consist of Riley and DJ Pam the Funkstress, but they stretch out further than ever into Sly Stone-George Clinton psychedelic-funk territory here.
January 7, 2012 |
There is a moment in the first episode of Oprah's Next Chapter , the new celebrity and spiritual travelogue starring Oprah Winfrey and also her interview subjects, that feels more like something out of This Is Spinal Tap than a star debriefing on a cable network ostensibly for women. At the end of two television hours (!) together on last Sunday's premiere, Winfrey and Steven Tyler, the flamboyant Aerosmith front man and, more recently, American Idol judge, were in a forest in Tyler's native Sunapee, N.H. They had hiked there to find a bed of moss where Tyler says he discovered his spirituality as a young man. They sat down on the moss, these two superstars in their respective realms, and each sniffed the moss.
May 2, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Steven Tyler's memoir has a million of 'em. Like that night in 1978 when he blacked out on stage while singing "Reefer-Headed Woman. " Or when he and Aerosmith visited the White House on the day President Bill Clinton was impeached. Or that weird weekend with Keith Richards at Bing Crosby's old house on Long Island. Everyone, Tyler writes, "was gacked to the nines on coke. " The book, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? is scheduled for release next week. Explicit and filled with expletives, it reads like a wilder and louder version of Richards' best-selling Life . Tyler, 63, settles back and tells story after story about life in the "most decadent, lecherous, sexiest, nastiest band in the land.
September 23, 2010 |
Wednesday, on the stage of the Forum in Los Angeles, amid intense speculation - OK, not that intense; everyone knew it for awhile now - the final two American Idol judges were announced! "Rolled out," as they say. They are Steven Tyler , lunatic wide-mouth tenor of Aerosmith , and impossibly gorgeous Jennifer Lopez . They'll join Randy Jackson , still there after all these years. Host Ryan Seacrest introduced the trio in a fired-up, thumping, pointless rally. See, they're "auditioning.
August 20, 2010 |
AEROSMITH front man Steven Tyler has signed on to become an "American Idol" judge, as the Fox show hustles to replace Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres . At least in this job, the big-haired, bigger-mouthed singer could remain safely seated. He's taken a few nasty tumbles during recent Aerosmith gigs, breaking a shoulder last autumn. His latest unintentional stage dive occurred Tuesday in Toronto as the band was performing "Love in an Elevator. " Video shows Tyler hip-bumping guitarist Joe Perry , who bumps back and sends the spindly rocker flying.
February 18, 2010 |
ITALY is known for its delicious food and tourists travel there from around the world to dine on meats, cheeses, pastas and sauces. Cats? Not so much. Italian state TV (RAI) confirmed yesterday that it had suspended Beppe Bigazzi, the 77-year-old host of a popular morning cooking show, after he shocked the nation by talking about much he enjoyed the Tuscan delicacy cat stew. (Felineguini and Claw Sauce?) "Why, people maybe don't eat rabbit, chicken, pigeon?" the white-haired grandfather said.
November 13, 2009 |
WE MAY NOT have seen the last of Michael Jackson. One day there could be Michael 2.0. According to Britain's Daily Star, it seems as if back in 1996, Michael underwent several three-dimensional scans so a virtual-reality "robotic" twin could be produced. "The data has been in our archives since he had the scans," said the anonymous businessman who allegedly owns the alleged images. "The thing about this data is it immortalized him at the age of 37, before his nose was disfigured and when he was in the prime of his life.