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April 22, 1993 | by Jim Farber, New York Daily News
Refusing to act your age is a treasured trait in rock 'n' roll. The Stones still shake butt, despite 50 years of cruel living, just as Chuck Berry serenades sweet 16-year-olds while deep in his 60s. Still, for sheer arrested development, neither act has anything on Aerosmith. While hardly the most decayed of rockers (average age: 44), Aerosmith ranks among the most wrinkled groups ever to target its music entirely to the sensibility of 15-year-olds. It's as if, back in high school, some teacher sentenced them to detention for life and they took it to heart.
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January 19, 1990 | By David Hinckley, New York Daily News
Respect may not be an automatic byproduct of longevity in popular music, but sometimes it works out that way. The Rolling Stones finally get a Grammy. Rap finally gets played on pop radio. Aerosmith finally gets good reviews. Yes, that's right. After years of being dismissed as either arena dinosaurs or metal noisemongers, one of hard rock's godfather bands is hearing flat-out raves. "Yeah," says guitarist Joe Perry. "I worry about that. Especially in Rolling Stone. " It may be too late to stop it, though.
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January 20, 1990 | By Scott Brodeur, Special to The Inquirer
The new role of Songwriter-with-Something-to-Say seems to have dazed Aerosmith screecher Steven Tyler. At last night's sold-out Spectrum show, the lead singer, who has slowed down in more ways than one, looked lost on stage during the band's current hit single, "Janie's Got a Gun. " The eerie song about a daughter's revenge on her abusive father is the band's best single in a decade. It was also the band's best performance last night, paced by a heavy synthesizer and Tyler's subdued yet emotive vocals.
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September 20, 1993 | By Sam Wood, FOR THE INQUIRER
When Aerosmith first took off in the mid-'70s, its members were branded as Rolling Stones manques. Who would have guessed it would be hailed and credited with giving birth to an entire generation of pop-metal bands? Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard, Cinderella and a host of others are heavily indebted to Aerosmith's early rollicking razzle-dazzle and burning cigarette-lighter anthems. Friday night at the Spectrum, we saw two different Aerosmiths: Aerosmith 1, masters of gutbucket boogie and sass; and Aerosmith 2, slick purveyors of over-polished power ballads and empty-headed rockers.
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September 1, 2003 | By Steve Klinge FOR THE INQUIRER
Kiss and Aerosmith toured together nearly 30 years ago, but they made strange bedfellows Friday at the Tweeter Center. Though fans in the Kiss Army (some with painted faces) and the Aero Force mingled harmoniously, the evening felt like a smackdown between bubblegum heavy metal and bluesy hard rock. Kiss' 75-minute show was straight out of 1978. Bassist Gene Simmons, guitarist Paul Stanley, drummer Peter Criss, and lead guitarist Tommy Thayer (in Ace Frehley's role) wore their usual Kabuki-inspired makeup, studded and spiked black leather, and ridiculously tall platform boots.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1997 | By Dan DeLuca, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Alternative rock is dead. Long live arena rock! Or so Columbia Records hopes you'll cheer after hearing Nine Lives, Aerosmith's 12th career album and its first since signing a four-disc deal, said to be worth $30 million, with the label. In stores today, this is the collection that's supposed to teach those alternative twerps who have failed to meet multiplatinum sales projections how things are done. Singer Steven Tyler, guitarist Joe Perry, and the rest of the boys are pushing 50. But, if anything, Nine Lives is even more adolescent-directed than Pump of 1989 and Get a Grip of 1993, the mega-successes (thanks to power ballads like "Cryin' " and "Amazing" and naughty videos featuring Alicia Silverstone and Tyler's daughter, Liv)
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August 16, 1991 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributors to this report include the Associated Press, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Post and the New York Daily News
Who's the hottest rock band today - this being Friday? If your measure is money, it's got to be Aerosmith. The band, which seemed dead after a wave of popularity in the 1970s, has signed a deal to make four albums for Sony's Columbia Records for a reported $30 million to $50 million. The label disputes the amounts, but won't give one of their own. The New York Times, citing unnamed sources close to the negotiations, says it's the lower figure. The benchmark for all such deals is the $65 million Sony signed Michael Jackson to in March.
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May 2, 2011 | By HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
July 18, 1997 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
AEROSMITH, with Jonny Lang. Blockbuster-Sony E-Center, Camden, 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $23-$38. Info: 609-365-1445. When our 5-year-old friend Will first heard Aerosmith's "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" on the car radio, he turned to his mom and dad and breathlessly asked, "What kind of music is that?" Rock and roll, they replied. "Well, if you would turn that rock and roll music up really loud," he negotiated, "I'm sure I would really love it. " Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler laughed on hearing this tale, though he wasn't really surprised.
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September 11, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 14, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2012 | By Steve Johnson, Chicago Tribune
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.
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May 2, 2011 | By HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
September 23, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2010 | By LAURIE T. CONRAD, conradL@phillynews.com 215-854-2270
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2010 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2009 | By HOWARD GENSLER BANG showbiz and Daily News wire services contributed to this report
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.
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