Friday, March 30, 2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers offer FREE live EP download




The Red Hot Chili Peppers returned to the road this week to start the North American leg of their “I’m With You” world tour.

The shows were supposed to begin in January, but things were postponed due to multiple foot injuries sustained by singer Anthony Kiedis. Anthony underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a detached flexor tendon in his foot and is expected to make a full recovery.

To mark the band’s return to the stage, the Peppers are offering fans a free live EP from their 2011 European dates.

Drummer Chad Smith handpicked the tracks for the EP, which you can download for free here.


Red Hot Chili Peppers
2011 Live EP

01 – Look Around
02 – Dani California
03 – Monarchy Of Roses
04 – If You Have To Ask
05 – Give It Away




Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Look Around



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Guns N’ Roses: Bumblefoot accepts Steven Adler’s apology


Past and present Guns N’ Roses members are trying to mend fences after comments made earlier this week by original drummer Steven Adler.

Speaking about the very hot topic of GNR’s reunion status for the band’s April 14 induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Adler told Loudwire, “He’s my brother. I know he’s up to it,” said Adler about Slash and the Rock Hall reunion. “He wants to do it. I want to do it. Just from what I hear, Izzy [Stradlin]‘s not gonna show up and Axl will probably want to play with his hack band — his band of hacks. ‘Axl and His Hacks’ — it shouldn’t even be Guns N’ Roses. He’s just driving that name into the freakin’ ground. ‘Axl and His Hacks.’

Early Friday, Adler offered an apology to the entire current GNR crew.

"Sometimes my emotions get the best of me when talking about my former band,” explained Adler. “It's hard to see your ex in bed with somebody else. We created one of the biggest-selling debut albums of all time and it's no secret that I want to finish what we started 25 years ago and play together at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The guys that Axl has put together are all great players. They're not hacks in the sense that they can't play, they're all incredible musicians. I just meant that they are not the original lineup. I would like to apologize to Axl, Bumblefoot, D.J., Tommy, Dizzy, Richard, Frank, and Chris for my statement."

By midday, current guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, who joined GNR in early 2006 as the replacement for Buckethead, accepted Adler's apology.

"All good, bro. Thanks so much,” posted Thal on his Facebook page. “We all just want to make music and make people happy. As far as all the GN'R hoopla, I'd rather it be what connects us than what separates us. You and I played together in Chicago a few years ago (I was jammin' with Lita Ford) and you guys were great. I won't be at Hall Of Fame. If you go, please give everyone a big hello for me."




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VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses guitarist thinks band should reunite for Rock Hall
Slash: Guns N’ Roses not playing Rock Hall induction
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VIDEO: Sebastian Bach rocks Hollywood with Guns N’ Roses
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VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses guitarist challenges Hulk Hogan
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Guns N’ Roses announce L.A. shows
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses Axl Rose apologizes to Philadelphia for 2002 incident
Guns N’ Roses announce UK tour
Guns N’ Roses: Slash unsure of Rock Hall induction plans
Guns N’ Roses announce 3 more US dates
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses rock Chicago for charity
RUMOR: Guns N’ Roses to play Israel this summer
VIDEO: Watch full Guns N’ Roses New York Fashion Week concert
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VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses launch intimate tour in New York

Guns N’ Roses: Steven Adler issues apology to Axl Rose and band


Just a day after original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler took shots at Axl Rose and his current band – calling them “hacks” – he is retracting the statement and issuing an apology.

Earlier this week, Adler sat down with Loudwire for an extended conversation about his new project, as well as the GNR Rock Hall situation.

“He’s my brother. I know he’s up to it,” Adler says about Slash and the Rock Hall reunion. “He wants to do it. I want to do it. Just from what I hear, Izzy [Stradlin]‘s not gonna show up and Axl will probably want to play with his hack band — his band of hacks. ‘Axl and His Hacks’ — it shouldn’t even be Guns N’ Roses. He’s just driving that name into the freakin’ ground. ‘Axl and His Hacks.’

Now, Adler has come forward to hit the reset button.

"Sometimes my emotions get the best of me when talking about my former band,” explains Adler. “It's hard to see your ex in bed with somebody else. We created one of the biggest-selling debut albums of all time and it's no secret that I want to finish what we started 25 years ago and play together at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The guys that Axl has put together are all great players. They're not hacks in the sense that they can't play, they're all incredible musicians. I just meant that they are not the original lineup. I would like to apologize to Axl, Bumblefoot, D.J., Tommy, Dizzy, Richard, Frank, and Chris for my statement."


Guns Guns N' Roses

Guns N’ Roses – Welcome To The Jungle
The Joint – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV – December 30, 2011



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VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses guitarist thinks band should reunite for Rock Hall
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VIDEO: Sebastian Bach rocks Hollywood with Guns N’ Roses
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Duff McKagan wants Guns N’ Roses to play Rock Hall induction
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses guitarist challenges Hulk Hogan
UPDATE: Guns N’ Roses will not perform at Rock Hall induction
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Guns N’ Roses: Matt Sorum talks Rock Hall induction
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VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses Axl Rose apologizes to Philadelphia for 2002 incident
Guns N’ Roses announce UK tour
Guns N’ Roses: Slash unsure of Rock Hall induction plans
Guns N’ Roses announce 3 more US dates
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses rock Chicago for charity
RUMOR: Guns N’ Roses to play Israel this summer
VIDEO: Watch full Guns N’ Roses New York Fashion Week concert
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VIRAL VIDEO: Drunken man sings Queen classic in police cruiser


Queen songs have been sung all over the world, and the latest viral video making the rounds continues that tradition, although not exactly under the best of circumstances.

Video of an unnamed man, picked up by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for intoxication, shows him in the back of the cruiser singing the full version of Queen’s 1975 classic, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Based on the time and date stamp on the clip, the footage appears to have come from Edson, Alberta, although this has not been confirmed. The date on the video lists November 27, 2011.




Queen Queen

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody




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VIDEO: Slash offers song download to benefit charity


Slash has released a special video and song to help raise awareness for the plight of homeless youth in Los Angeles.

The guitarist has teamed up with the Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN), whose mission to empower abused, neglected and homeless adolescents to become self-sufficient.

LAYN estimates that 7,500 homeless youth sleep on the streets of L.A. each night.

Slash has offered up the song “Gotten,” from his 2010 solo debut, which features Maroon 5’s Adam Levine on vocals.

Slash is giving fans the opportunity to download a new, remixed version of “Gotten” by donating any amount to LAYN.

To download the song with a donation of any size, visit Slash’s site here.

To donate directly to LAYN, please click here.




Slash – Gotten (remix)
With Adam Levine of Maroon 5



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Thursday, March 29, 2012

VIDEO: Green Day share more studio footage


Green Day continue their recording sessions for a new album.

The band hit the studio on Valentine’s Day and are now into their second month on the project, which will be the follow-up to 2009’s “21st Century Breakdown.”

Green Day are sharing regular clips of their activity in, out and around the studio, so here’s a few video from the past few weeks to keep fans in the loop.



3/28


3/14


3/2


2/29



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Steven Adler: Axl Rose is driving Guns N’ Roses name into the ground


With only a few weeks until showtime, the internal battle to reunite Guns N’ Roses for the band’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is heating up.

Earlier this week, Slash said he’d “love to play” the event; the next day, drummer Steven Adler backed up the guitarist’s words by saying he “love to do it for the fans.”

Now, Adler has added to his comments by sitting down with Loudwire for an extended conversation.

“If it was up to me, we would have been playing for the fans a long time ago,” says Adler. “Unfortunately, I have no say in that. I’m behind it 100 percent … 111 percent! Put it this way; if the five original GN’R guys don’t get up there and play, I’m going up there just on the drum set and playing a couple of songs from ‘Appetite for Destruction.’ It’s for the fans. To me it’s just a rock ‘n’ roll band, but it’s a rock ‘n’ roll band that I’ve gotten so much love and respect from all over the world.”

“He’s my brother. I know he’s up to it,” Adler says about Slash and the Rock Hall reunion. “He wants to do it. I want to do it. Just from what I hear, Izzy [Stradlin]‘s not gonna show up and Axl [Rose] will probably want to play with his hack band — his band of hacks. ‘Axl and His Hacks’ — it shouldn’t even be Guns N’ Roses. He’s just driving that name into the freakin’ ground. ‘Axl and His Hacks.’


Guns Guns N' Roses

Guns N” Roses – It’s So Easy



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James Durbin announces spring tour dates


James Durbin is hitting the road this spring for a series of live dates in support of his debut album, “Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster.”

The shows kick off April 12 in Los Angeles; that same night, Durbin returns to American Idol to perform a track from the record.

Many of Durbin’s spring dates are with Buckcherry; check the schedule below for more details.

The day before the spring tour launches, James is up for Best Vocalist at the Revolver Golden God Awards.

Durbin is going head-to-head for fan votes against Sebastian Bach, Korn’s Jonathan Davis, Evanescence’s Amy Lee, Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides, and Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch.

If you want to support James, voting continues here.


James Durbin
Spring tour 2012


4/12: Los Angeles, CA - The Viper Room
4/17: Austin, TX - Stubb's
4/18: Corpus Christi, TX
4/21: Lubbock, TX - LoneStar Amphitheater
4/24: Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos *
4/25: Houston, TX - Warehouse Live *
4/27: St. Louis, MO - Pops Nite Club *
4/28: Concho, OK - Lucky Star Casino *
5/11: Clear Lake, IA - Surf Ballroom *
5/16: Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's *
5/17: Baltimore, MD - Power Plant Live *
5/18: Huntington, NY - Paramount Theatre *
5/19: Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
5/20: Columbus, OH - Columbus Crew Stadium
5/21: Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights *
5/23: Knoxville, TN - Valarium *
5/24: Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Live - Biloxi *
5/27: Carlsbad, NM - Walter Gerrels Performing Arts Center *

* with Buckcherry


James Durbin James Durbin

James Durbin – Stand Up



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VIDEO: Sebastian Bach’s tale of partying with David Lee Roth and Axl Rose


What happens when legendary producer Rick Rubin, David Lee Roth, Axl Rose and Sebastian Bach are in a car together?

Sebastian tells the tale as part of his “Best Story Ever,” a feature that runs on CBC Canada's "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight" show.

Last fall, Bach told the QMI Agency about how he first met Roth; it was backstage at the L.A. Forum when Skid Row were opening for Aerosmith in 1990.

"There was a knock on the door — bang, bang, bang — and he [Roth] sticks his head in and goes, 'Sebastian?' And I go, 'Oh, my God! It's David Lee Roth.' And he sits next to me and I go 'Hey Dave, you want to roll up a joint?' And he goes 'Sebastian, you do the honours.' But then that night he took me and Axl to the Rainbow and Rick Rubin drove the car. And can I remember sitting next to Axl in the back seat of Rick Rubin's car throwing up going down Sunset Boulevard, and him holding my hair. I was puking out the door."




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Alice Cooper: L.A. archives broken into


The storage facility in Los Angeles which houses the Alice Cooper Archives was broken into on March 27, along with three other storage units.

A police report has been filed.

Items missing include a large quantity of original vinyl records, a jacket, and the original sculpture which was used for the cover of the "Hey Stoopid" album.

With multiple units broken into, Cooper’s team doesn’t believe Alice's Archives was specifically targeted.

If anyone sees anything suspicious or hears anything about these stolen items -- especially on the internet or in Los Angeles - contact archives@alicecooper.com

Alice heads out on tour with Iron Maiden for dates this summer before launching his own series of dates.

Check out more details about the Maiden tour – including dates – here.


Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper – Hey Stoopid
Download Festival – June 11, 2011



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VIDEO: American Idol rocks with Led Zeppelin classic


American Idol doesn’t stray into rock territory very often, but the reality series did manage to get the Led out Wednesday evening.

The show is down to the final 9 contestants, and this week’s episode was built on the theme of each singer performing a song by their own idols.

Elise Testone closed out Wednesday’s program with a rocking version of Led Zeppelin’s classic, “Whole Lotta Love.”

Testone received a standing ovation from the judging panel of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson.

“I wasn’t sure if you were going to pull that off,” said Tyler, “because nobody can pull that song off. You made Robert Plant proud tonight, girl.”

Testone and the top 8 will see how America voted when they appear on Thursday night’s results program.


Led Led Zeppelin

Elise Testone – Whole Lotta Love
Original by Led Zeppelin
American Idol – March 28, 2012



Elise Testone – Whole Lotta Love
Original by Led Zeppelin
extended video - includes mentor & judges comments
American Idol – March 28, 2012



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Van Halen: David Lee Roth’s handwritten lyrics to Blood & Fire


Van Halen’s David Lee Roth has offered up another goodie from his collection of work on the band’s “A Different Kind Of Truth” album.

Roth is sharing his handwritten lyrics to “Blood And Fire,” a song the group played for the first time on tour this past Monday night in Reading, PA.

VH debuted the song during the group’s final dress rehearsal at the L.A. Forum back in February, before they hit the road with Kool & The Gang as openers.

Like much of the new album, “Blood And Fire” has its roots in a past VH work: the basis of the song comes from “Ripley,” an unreleased track from the soundtrack to the 1984 movie “The Wild Life,” composed and performed by Eddie Van Halen.

“Ripley” was originally a leftover song from the “1984” sessions; it was written on a Ripley guitar, designed by Steve Ripley. Each string on the guitar can be sent to different sides of the speaker through the use of its individual string pan pots.

This weekend, the VH tour rolls into Pittsburgh (Fri) and Rosemont, IL (Sun), before taking a week and half break; the group returns to live action April 10 in Fort Lauderdale.

Click the lyric sheet below for a better view.




Van Van Halen

Van Halen – Blood And Fire
2012 tour dress rehearsal
The Forum – Los Angeles, CA – February 8, 2012



Van Halen – Blood And Fire (partial)
Sovereign Center - Reading, PA – March 26, 2012



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Joe Satriani discusses the new Van Halen album
VIDEO: Van Halen perform Fair Warning classic in Indianapolis
Sammy Hagar: Eddie Van Halen underused bassist Michael Anthony
VIDEO: Van Halen pull out 1984 classic in Detroit
VIDEO: David Lee Roth interviews the Van Halen brothers part 2
VIDEO: Van Halen’s Recreational Director
VIDEO: Van Halen open 2012 tour

The Darkness announce spring US tour


The Darkness have announced a spring US tour.

The reunited UK band returns to follow-up momentum built from last month’s tour of the States.

The series of shows, which run through the last half of May, kick off with a May 18 gig at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT.

The run also includes three festival appearances: Saturday, May 19 at InfieldFest (Baltimore, Maryland); Sunday, May 20 at Rock On The Range (Columbus, Ohio); and Saturday, May 26 at Rocklahoma (Pryor, Oklahoma).


The Darkness
US tour – spring 2012


May 18 - New Haven, CT – Toad's Place
May 19 - Baltimore, MD - Preakness Stakes InfieldFest, Pimlico Race Course
May 20 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range, Crew Stadium
May 22 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
May 23 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
May 25 - Austin, TX – Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre
May 26 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma, Fever Music Festival Grounds
May 27 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues


The Darkness The Darkness

The Darkness – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us



See also:

VIDEO: The Darkness rock Super Bowl commercial
VIDEO: The Darkness – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us
VIDEO: Queen’s Brian May rocks London with The Darkness
The Darkness announce North American tour
VIDEO: The Darkness debut new songs at reunion gig

Metallica festival adds Rock ‘N' Roll Emporium




Metallica’s inaugural Orion Music + More festival continues to grow.

The event has announced the addition of Ktulu's Rock 'N' Roll Emporium.

Fans will be able to check out dozens of vendors hawking their Rock ‘N’ Roll memorabilia - from vinyl and collectibles, to gig posters and gear.

For more information, including how you can be a vendor, visit the festival’s website here.

In addition to more than 30 artist on the two-day bill, Metallica also recently announced details of the Orion Custom Car + Motorcycle Show, curated by frontman James Hetfield.

Over 300 of the best Customs, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars and Custom Motorcycles will be on display at the Orion Custom Car + Motorcycle Show inside the festival grounds throughout the weekend.

For more – including details on how you can enter a vehicle in the event - check out the festival website here.

Orion Music + More happens June 23-24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey.




See also:

Metallica add sixth Mexico City show
Metallica sell out 3 shows in Mexico City, add more dates
Metallica: Special edition of fan club magazine on sale in May
VIDEO: Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival - trailer #2
Metallica to unveil massive new stage in Mexico
VIDEO: Metallica festival adds custom car & motorcycle show
VIDEO: Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival preview
Metallica confirm production team for 3D film
Metallica: Beyond Magnetic EP to be released on vinyl
Metallica working on new music
Metallica to headline Switzerland’s Sonisphere Festival
VIDEO: Metallica announce Orion music festival
Metallica add two more dates to summer tour
Metallica add Italian date to summer tour
Metallica art exhibit preview available
Metallica announce Paris show
VIDEO: Metallica covered by The Baltic Guitar Quartet
Metallica: 3D movie in the works
Metallica: Beyond Magnetic EP set for CD release
VIDEO: Metallica 30th Anniversary show #4 recap
Metallica: 30th Anniversary show #4 available
Metallica frontman throws rocks at paparazzi in Uruguay
VIDEO: Metallica 30th Anniversary show #3 recap
Metallica: 30th Anniversary show #3 available
VIDEO: Metallica 30th Anniversary show #2 recap
VIDEO: Macy Gray covers Metallica for new album

Metallica add sixth Mexico City show


Metallica have added a sixth show in Mexico City this summer.

An August 9th concert joins the previously announced series, scheduled for August 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7.

Tickets for the August 6, 7 and 9 shows go on sale on Thursday, March 29 at 11:00 AM CST at Ticketmaster.mx.

Three new dates have now been added following the fast sell out of the initial three night.

“WOW! A big THANK YOU to our friends in Mexico City for selling out three nights and 60,000 tickets at the Sports Palace in less than 90 minutes last week. There's no way we can stop now,” posted Metallica earlier this week.




See also:

Metallica sell out 3 shows in Mexico City, add more dates
Metallica: Special edition of fan club magazine on sale in May
VIDEO: Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival - trailer #2
Metallica to unveil massive new stage in Mexico
VIDEO: Metallica festival adds custom car & motorcycle show
VIDEO: Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival preview
Metallica confirm production team for 3D film
Metallica: Beyond Magnetic EP to be released on vinyl
Metallica working on new music
Metallica to headline Switzerland’s Sonisphere Festival
VIDEO: Metallica announce Orion music festival
Metallica add two more dates to summer tour
Metallica add Italian date to summer tour
Metallica art exhibit preview available
Metallica announce Paris show
VIDEO: Metallica covered by The Baltic Guitar Quartet
Metallica: 3D movie in the works
Metallica: Beyond Magnetic EP set for CD release
VIDEO: Metallica 30th Anniversary show #4 recap
Metallica: 30th Anniversary show #4 available
Metallica frontman throws rocks at paparazzi in Uruguay
VIDEO: Metallica 30th Anniversary show #3 recap
Metallica: 30th Anniversary show #3 available
VIDEO: Metallica 30th Anniversary show #2 recap
VIDEO: Macy Gray covers Metallica for new album

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

VIDEO: Aerosmith summer tour press conference




Earlier this week, Aerosmith announced the first leg of their summer tour.

Dubbed “The Global Warming Tour,” the show will hit 18 cities when kicks off June 16 in Minneapolis, MN.

Cheap Trick will open the first series of dates; more shows will be announced shortly.

On Wednesday, Aerosmith set up shop at The Grove in Los Angeles for a press conference hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

“Well, we’ve been underground for four months doing what we do best,” began Steven Tyler, “and we’ve been known to set the world on fire with our type of music, for the last couple of years, to say the least. So, we decided to call this The Global Warming Tour, and come from under the hood, to tell you all that we’ve got a new album and a new tour.”

You can watch the full press conference below.

Tickets go on sale March 30 and 31 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.

Check out concert dates here.




See also:

Aerosmith announce summer tour
Aerosmith to announce tour next week?
VIDEO: Aerosmith – Joe Perry surprises Steven Tyler on American Idol
VIDEO: Steven Tyler confirms Aerosmith song for G.I. Joe movie
VIDEO: Aerosmith on 60 Minutes – bonus footage
VIDEO: Aerosmith featured on 60 Minutes
American Idol runner-up to guest on Aerosmith album
VIDEO: Aerosmith - 60 Minutes preview
Aerosmith may debut new song on American Idol
VIDEO: Steven Tyler interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel
Steven Tyler says Aerosmith are ‘back’ on new album
Aerosmith: Joe Perry starts writing autobiography
UPDATE: Steven Tyler to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Aerosmith: Steven Tyler to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
VIDEO: Steven Tyler & Carrie Underwood rock CMT Crossroads
Aerosmith to launch US tour in June
Steven Tyler defends National Anthem performance
VIDEO: Aerosmith, Rush classics performed on American Idol
VIDEO: Sebastian Bach rocks classics by AC/DC, Aerosmith, Jim Hendrix
Aerosmith album update from Joe Perry
VIDEO: Steven Tyler interviewed on Access Hollywood
VIDEO: Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry rock The Tonight Show
VIDEO: Steven Tyler sings anthem at AFC Championship game