June 29, 2016 |
It makes perfect sense: If a band is going to engage in musical grave robbing, who else should be the front man but the coolest ghoul in rock history? Alice Cooper, 68, is touring as the lead singer of the Hollywood Vampires. Joining him in this extracurricular bit of sonic necrophilia are Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry, 65, and A-list actor and current gossiparazzi obsession Johnny Depp, 53. Also in the band, who are to perform Friday at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center and Sunday at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, is Matt Sorum, best known as Guns N' Roses' drummer.
January 30, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Maya Rudolph; Chris Gethard; Dale Earnhardt Jr. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Jennifer Lopez; Rob Schneider; James McCartney. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Madonna; actor Chris Colfer; Joe Perry. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Actress Kate Walsh; actor Marc Maron.
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.
September 9, 2002 |
Mick Jagger has his work cut out for him when the Rolling Stones arrive in Philadelphia on Sept. 18. Because after Saturday's Aerosmith show at the Tweeter Center, there are a whole bunch of people walking around with the voice of Steven Tyler screeching passionately in their ears, and a pretty good idea of what rock-and-roll is supposed to feel like when it hits full throttle. The indefatigable Tyler, age 54, did the expected rock-star stuff - stalking the stage like a prowling cat, riding the scarf-adorned microphone stand like a rocking horse.
March 18, 1997 |
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)
April 22, 1993 |
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.
September 6, 2002 |
If ever a story was tailor-made for VH1's Behind the Music series, it's the Aerosmith saga, a certifiable rock-and-roll cautionary tale rife with drugs, excess, meddlesome ex-wives, manipulative former managers, blown millions, more drugs, and a phoenix-like rise from the ashes. With no way to cram the Boston quintet's checkered past into the show's standard hourlong format, the Aerosmith Behind the Music (which premiered Sunday) became the first two-hour episode in the show's five-year history.