November 28, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Jessica Biel; Marc Maron; Alice Cooper. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Steven Tyler and Joe Perry; Judy Greer; Vice President Biden presents the Top Ten List; Aerosmith performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Comic Wanda Sykes; singer Blake Shelton. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Actor Eric Bana; actor Damian Lewis; Wiz Khalifa performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.