7/11: BACK ON AAF/BOSTON TONIGHT, AEROSMITH, SLASH, MORE

My FM/syndicated show returns to WAAF/Boston tonight! Very cool and very important to have a major station and city back on board with my show and I am appreciative of all the Boston rock fans for the support. The show airs on AAF every Friday 11P-2A ET and can also be streamed at www.waaf.com . The show now airs there the same time as the airing on Q104.3 NYC. It is the same show. All stations that air my program now air the same show every weekend. No more delays. Thanks to AAF and all the stations that believe in bringing my mix of hard rock and metal for three hours a week! I’ll be in Boston 8/1 hosting Winery Dogs and then doing my own gig with Don & Jim 8/2. Both events are at The Wilbur Theater. See you there soon.

Headed to Myrtle Beach soon. See you THIS Wednesday 5-7P at Retroactive. Both books signed and sold and event is free.

Great time last night at Jones Beach NY for the start of the Aerosmith/Slash tour. Great bill! Slash and the guys opened with an hour set of solo, GnR and a VR tunes. Unfortunately the doors opened just after 7 and the band went on at 7:30 so not many in the building for the start, but it filled in a bit later. Love what Slash has been doing with this band. Set also included one new song. They are out all Summer and also will do headline shows on nights off with Aerosmith. New album out in Sept.

What can I say about Aerosmith I haven’t already? They are one of my all time favorite bands. Grew up with the Live Bootleg poster on my wall! To see a band 40 plus years on, still the same 5 guys, and most importantly STILL great playing and singing, is truly a rarity! And it’s all real. No tracks or trickery. Tyler remains one of the all time great singers and performers. Amazing what this guy can do in his mid 60’s. He hits every note in many ways better than he used to because he is sober. Aerosmith has so many mega hits from so many decades they could easily do an all hits set. But even though many are in the set they always through some deep cuts in for the hardcore. Those cuts last night that had me losing it were “Kings & Queens” and “Chip Away The Stone”. Tyler hit every note in Kings! The high parts and all, amazing! Never thought I would see that live even though Joey Kramer promised it on my show Monday. And Aerosmith did a 2 hour plus set. Crazy. A great night of hard rock music. You have to savor what’s left from the icons of rock. Nobody getting any younger. But what Aerosmith does in this day and age of sampling, short sets and diluted lineups is truly remarkable and rare for a band in its fifth decade!

Again huge thanks to all that made my debut podcast such a huge hit! Top 10 was beyond my wildest expectations. The cool thing about podcasts is they are always there to grab even as new ones post. New one for me will post every Thursday. Grab the Priest debut now on Itunes or at www.podcastone.com Next Thursday guest is Bobby Blitz of Overkill.

Have a good weekend. I’ll be in S Carolina Monday so SiriusXM show is pre recorded this week coming up.

Comments

  1. gerry g says:

    i was there also last night great great show!!

    Solid 2 hours of jamming no BS fills ins with the typical guitar, bass & drum solos.

  2. How many Guns songs did Kennedy ruin with his nasally voice?

    • I think Myles does that stuff very well. To answer your question maybe 4. Myles is regarded as one of the best singers in rock by many and fronts two very successful bands. Someone likes him.. I know I do. Love the latest AB too.

    • I think Myles is awesome–but I have a hard time listening to him do GnR stuff even though he does a good job. Axl’s voice is wicked–can’t get enough of him. I guess I prefer to hear Myles do his stuff from Alter Bridge or Slash’s solo albums. I don’t think Myles ruins the songs at all but I understand how it would be preferable to hear Axl sing those lines. Myles has a smoother voice and Axl sounds like he gargles with whiskey every morning–he just has a great rock and roll voice. They both do–apples and oranges.

  3. No backing tracks? I thought a heard a handful. In particular, I noticed a lot during “Dude”, and am confident that Tyler was lipping the chorus to it.

    Don’t get me wrong. Most of the show was live and brilliant, but I am certain I heard tracks. (Even heard a Long Island DJ say that, earlier today.)

    • There is a guy backing them up. Tyler introduces him. he sings and plays keys. He is on stage, they have had that for a while. Not hidden or a computer.

    • Todd Fagan says:

      Watch you tube clips, someone is singing with Tyler during Rats In The Cellar and the keyboardist 9or anyone else) is no where near a mic.

  4. Howdy Ed. Does this mean the Friday show is no longer live on 104.3, but pre taped every week?

    • Yes, had to make the change to not alienate the other stations that air the show. Nobody else wanted 8 day old content. Now every station gets the same show every weekend. Also helps with theme shows. Ticket giveaways now on my site for all NY area dates and concert billboards still air on Q104

      • Understood Ed. Congrats on re-adding Boston. That’s a great rock market. The fact that you answered me in under 10 min speaks volumes. Best of luck on growing the FM show, i’ll still be listening.

  5. Agree with seeing the rock icons. Saw Alice Cooper in Cincy last Sunday. Was never a huge fan but he was fantastic! Great backing band and everyone still loves the shtick he has been doing for 40+ years.

  6. charlie rains says:

    Eddie, Priest tix for LA show: $94.00- 611.00/Face. Are they fucking insane?
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    • David C says:

      Lol, Eddie doesn’t pay for tickets so asking him if this is fucking insane is like asking Obama if getting a taxi is a pain in the ass. Not dissing you Eddie because you work in the business…it’s a perk we get it.

  7. Still lovin your radio show here on Q104.3. But one quick question eddie have you ever read the book the encylopedia of heavy metal by Daniel bushzpad 2nd edition cam out in late 2012 early 2013 it’s a A-Z book on heavy metal and rock I have the book and read it and it is very instrusting I must say. What’s your take on the book if you read it.

  8. Eddie …. Any chance you have some upcoming events or appearances this summer at “The Sands” in Bethlehem PA? I remember you had some past book signings and concert appearances(Cheap Trick, Slash etc) at this great venue. When are you coming back ??

  9. Eddie…will you emcee the Slash/Aerosmith concert in Newark, NJ is September? My drummer and I were at the Hammerstein Ballroom in September 2012 when you did. Hope to see you there!

  10. hey eddie,

    I was there, too. aerosmith can still bring it. is tyler the last great singer of his era and genre who hasn’t lost it? great playing, singing and kudos to the soundman for a great mix. I lost it on the same 2 songs as you. 1st time I ever heard them do “kings” live. I believe the keys and backing vocals on “dude” are on tape. same for percussion on “eat the rich” and “rag doll”. the rest is live. not to shabby! thanks for continually flying the hard rock/metal flag. continued success to you, fearless leader!

  11. Todd Fagan says:

    Why no mention of the $20 tickets @ the Aerosmith show ?

  12. Too bad they’re not selling any tickets anymore.

  13. Marty Connelly says:

    Was really hoping the Aerosmith/Slash tour would come to either Charlotte or here in South Carolina. Chip Away the Stone is one of my favorite Aero songs!! Hope you have a great turn out when you come to our state and visit Myrtle Beach. Work schedule won’t allow me to make it but I’m sure the Palmetto State will welcome you with open arms!!!

  14. Aerosmith’s “Toys in the Attic” provides a great example of album continuity. You wanted to listen to the whole thing. It had ups and downs, and all the songs worked perfectly together and were in the right order. What happened to that aspect of making recordings?

  15. Cameron says:

    They need to play “Street Jesus” and “Out Go the Lights” live!

  16. David C says:

    You can bet AC/DC has never used ANY tape or backing vocals…ever. I’ve seen them live numerous times and can’t wait to see them on their upcoming tour.

  17. doug r. says:

    Aerosmith is ageless, and timeless! No “Train” this time, but “Kings & Queens” was a F’N awesome surprise! Let*Rock*Rule! :) Slash was pretty damn good as well.

  18. Slash and Myles rule – saw show in Charlotte few yrs back when Brad Whitford came out and jammed Walkin’ the Dog….awesome!

    sorry, but Aerosmith as a whole got crossed off my list yrs ago (when they had Britney Spears and Justin Timber “jam” with them at the Super Bowl not to mention Tyler on American Idol). They are in the same category as anything Ozzy and Kiss…dead to me!!!

    • That just means you are missing out on some great stuff–even though Aerosmith’s new album was not as great as I had hoped it would be, its still good. Out of 10 points I would rate it a 6 at least. Just because they jammed with Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake doesn’t mean they suck all of a sudden. They are one of the best rock bands of all time. Alice Cooper was on the Muppet Show decades ago. Should we stop listening to him? Do we associate Alice Cooper with the Muppet Show every time we see him, or do we think, “man, he can hold his own with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie”. I choose the latter. Alice Cooper still rocks and so does Aerosmith, KISS, and Ozzy. Its too bad for YOU (caps for emphasis, not shouting) that they are dead to you.

  19. Kirk Watson says:

    Hey Eddie. I live in Georgia and am going to have to miss the Aerosmith/Slash show in Atlanta. I am a middle school football coach and we have a game thst afternoon that I cannot miss. Do you know if they plan on doing a second leg of this tour or either add some shows. Really hoping they come close to Georgia again so I can check this tour out. Would Slash still be with them? Thanks and keep up the great work.

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