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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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Former AEROSMITH Managers Sell Rights To Band's Catalog

Mosaic Music Publishing has purchased a 50% interest in AEROSMITH's catalog from Daskel, LLC and Seldak, LLC companies operated by AEROSMITH's early managers Steve Leber and David Krebs, according to Hits Daily Double. Sources place the deal in the neighborhood of $15 million. As part of the pact, AEROSMITH will continue to own the other ...

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JOE PERRY: AEROSMITH Will Record Blues Album During Winter

AEROSMITH will spend the winter following the completion of their current North American tour recording a blues album, a concept that has been dear lead guitarist Joe Perry's heart for years, the 51-year-old axeman told CNN.com. The CD's release will be followed by a tour of intimate U.S. venues and a trek through Europe. In ...

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Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Guitarist Announces US Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will embark on the first of several tours in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation in late August/early September. According to Skolnick, "this has been the subject of much planning and organizing which continues as we speak. ...

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AEROSMITH To Record Blues Album?

AEROSMITH are seriously contemplating the possibility of recording a "blues" album for release sometime next year, according to drummer Joey Kramer, who made the surprising announcement during an online chat via USA Today.com. "It's in the talking stages right now," the drummer revealed. ...

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NEUROTICA Get Bumped Up!

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, NEUROTICA's appearance at this year's Ozzfest festival has been bumped up from the original slot of 9:30 AM (where they were rotating with FLAW, SOIL, 3RD STRIKE, PULSE ULTRA, OTEP, ANDREW WK, CHEVELLE, and APEX THEORY) to a slot that begins no earlier than 11:30 AM. As a result ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY To Form Production Company

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry reportedly plans to start a production company to sign some "baby bands"' to help accelerate their careers. ''I just hear too much music that comes and goes," Perry told the Boston Globe. ''The whole industry is so shaken up all the time that I think a lot of this new music ...

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NEUROTICA To Lens Video For "All My Friends Crush You"

Florida's NEUROTICA, featuring former ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, will film a video for the track "All My Friends Crush You" on Saturday June 22nd at The State Theatre In St. Petersburg. Anyone interested in appearing in the video must arrive at 6:00 PM sharp. Shooting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM. The video shoot ...

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AEROSMITH Announce More US Dates

AEROSMITH have added more than 30 dates to their North American tour, which, as previously reported, kicks off on August 13th in Holmdel, New Jersey. KID ROCK and RUN DMC will also be on the bill for the trek, which is scheduled to wrap on November 14th in Mountain View, California. The confirmed dates are ...

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METALLICA, KORN, OZZY Among 2001's Top-Earning Music Stars

METALLICA, KORN, OZZY OSBOURNE, TOOL, LIMP BIZKIT, and AEROSMITH are among the artists included in Rolling Stone magazine's list of top-earning music stars last year (2001). While admitting that calculating the earnings of famous people involves some "estimation and guesswork", the magazine said it compiled the numbers through conversations with music industry insiders, such as ...

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AEROSMITH Lens Video For "Girls Of Summer"

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler spent last weekend in Miami, Florida filming the video for "Girls of Summer", one of the two new cuts featured on the band's upcoming O, Yeah!-Ultimate Aerosmith Hits CD. Rumored to include an appearance by over 250 female models on the sand in South Beach, the video was directed by Dave ...

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AEROSMITH Push Back "Greatest Hits" Release Date

AEROSMITH's upcoming double-disc career retrospective, entitled O, Yeah! — Ultimate AEROSMITH Hits, has had its release date pushed back a week to July 2nd. As previously reported, the set includes all the band's classics as well as two new songs, "Lay It Down" and "Girls of Summer". O, Yeah! will be available with four different ...

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AEROSMITH Get Certified, Recover From Surgery

AEROSMITH's classic Columbia Records album Toys in the Attic has been certified eight times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Featuring the Boston-based band's immortal tracks "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way", the set has shipped eight million copies to U.S. retailers since its April 1975 release. In other news, AEROSMITH guitarist ...

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NEUROTICA Become Kings Of The Ring

Florida's NEUROTICA, featuring former ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, will have their track "Ride Of Your Life" featured as the theme for this month's pay-per-view special King Of The Ring on all of WWE's programming, including Raw, Smackdown, and Sunday Night Heat on MTV. NEUROTICA will issue their self-titled third full-length album through Koch/Smackdown Records on ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO To Embark On US Tour In Late Summer

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will embark on the first of several tours in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation in late August/early September. According to Skolnick, "this has been the subject of much planning and organizing which continues as we speak. ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Gets Miserable With PINK

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler joined pop artist PINK on stage at Boston's Orpheum this past weekend for a rendition of the PINK song "Misery". At the end of this week, AEROSMITH will be reportedly headed to a warm climate at an undisclosed location to film the video for the song "Girls of Summer", one of ...

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AEROSMITH: First Summer Dates Announced

AEROSMITH have confirmed the following dates as part of their upcoming summer tour: Aug. 13 - Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center Aug. 22 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center Aug. 24 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center Aug. 28 – Wantagh, NY Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach ...

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AEROSMITH To Tour US In Late Summer/Early Fall

AEROSMITH are tentatively due to kick off their headlining tour in early August on the east coast and move to the Midwest in September. After a 10-day break, the group will blitz through the southeast, Texas and the west and then end the trek mid-November in the Pacific Northwest. Although presently unconfirmed, it appears that ...

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AEROSMITH To Appear At R&R Convention, Hit Movie Theaters

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and bassist Tom Hamilton will appear in an intimate setting to discuss their careers and perspectives on the music industry in a general session on Friday, June 14th at R&R Convention 2002. At the R&R session, Steven and Tom will debut the studio tracks from AEROSMITH's forthcoming album and play the ...

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AEROSMITH VH1 "Behind The Music" Special In The Works

An AEROSMITH Behind The Music special is currently being produced by VH1 for a tentative early July air date, according to AEROSMITH fan site Aero Force One. "Over the last couple weeks they caught up with old managers and producers," states a message on the site. "They once again sat down with [drummer] Joey Kramer ...

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