I hear much about the amount of ballads on this album, but nobody says it also has 15 songs on the standard edition, 20 on the deluxe. So even if you take out 4 ballads it’s still 11 rocking tunes. It is not a perfect album, but it is damn good. The production is warm and not over compressed. You hear everything. All the band members (still original) write and contribute. Many different sides and stuff that hints at classic Aerosmith. “Street Jesus”, “Luv XXX”, “Beautiful”, “Out Go The Lights”, “Oh Yeah”, all just vintage sounding Aerosmith. Joe Perry on vocals for two tracks “Freedom Fighter” and “Something” which also features Tyler on drums. The Zeppelin-ish Legendary Child features Tyler in top form, spitting out the story of the band in a way only he can. Monster riffing and the ageless Joey Kramer laying down the signature pocket like only he can. Having seen three live shows so far on the tour, the band STILL gets it done on stage too. Great accomplishment for a band at this stage in their career and after waiting so long for it they delivered. For me the best Aerosmith album since Pump. Also check out the band drawing in the CDs booklet, it was done by Slash when he was a kid. Pretty cool!
When asked about the recent reports in the New York Post’s Page Six column stating that the band was not getting along, among other negative claims, Perry joked, “It must have been a slow news week.”
The guitarist continued, “We were wondering, ‘Who’s saying this?’ and ‘Why are they saying this?’ It’s totally wrong and irrelevant. The least they could have done was get [the facts] right…[The people they quoted] haven’t have anything to do with the band in 10 or 12 years. The band is getting along better than ever. We were thinking about [releasing a statement], but then why even validate it by even answering?”
Perry added, “No matter what goes on [behind the scenes]. We do everything and put aside everything for the fans. We give everything up for the audience.”
Perry stated that after Aerosmith wrap up their current tour dates with Cheap Trick in December, the guitarist plans on continuing to work on his book and doing some “solo stuff.” He added that Aerosmith hopes to hit road again this summer.
Remaining dates on Aerosmith’s Global Warming tour are as follows:
20, Madison Square Garden New York, NY
23 Revel Ovation Hall Atlantic City, NJ
25 Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH
27 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON, Canada
1 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, NV
3 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
6 New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA
9 BT&T Center Fort Lauderdale, FL
11 Tampa Bay Times Forum Tampa, FL
13 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Aerosmith’s new album Music From Another Dimension! was released on November 6th through Columbia Records. The album debuted at Number 5 on the Billboard 200.
As Bon Jovi gears up for a monumental year, the all-American rock icons have announced the first set of U.S. dates, taking them from coast to coast on their Bon Jovi Because We Can–The Tour.
The tour will begin in Uncasville, CT on February 9th, treating fans to one night-only performances in U.S. arenas nationwide, plus multiple stadium shows including a two night stand at MetLife Stadium in the band’s home state of New Jersey.
Ensuring that there is truly something for every fan, Bon Jovi is offering a wide range of ticket options, starting at $19.50 (plus service charges). Tickets will go on sale in select markets beginning Friday, November 30th.
Overwhelming demand for the band’s previously announced Canadian dates has already led to second shows in Montreal and Toronto, and Bon Jovi has plenty more in store. The band will expand their current tour schedule with additional North American dates including Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA; Ford Field in Detroit, MI, and many more. The current tour itinerary is listed below, with further details to come. View U.S. tour announcement video below.
The tour, promoted by AEG Live in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., will debut brand new songs from Bon Jovi’s upcoming album What About Now, to be released in Spring 2013, loading even more ammunition into the band’s huge arsenal of hits. The group’s return to the road in 2013 will launch the latest chapter in an ongoing blockbuster run which has already secured Bon Jovi’s status as the essential live rock band – having performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans.Bon JoviI Because We Can–The Tour will make its way across the globe with dates in Europe, the Far East, Africa, Latin America and Australia.
For for up-to-date information, please visit www.BonJovi.com. #BecauseWeCan.
Bon JoviI Because We Can–The Tour dates:
9 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
10 Washington DC Verizon Center
21 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
27 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
1 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
2 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
5 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
6 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
9 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
10 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
13 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
14 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
16 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
7 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
10 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
11 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
13 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
14 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
16 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
17 Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena
19 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
20 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
23 Glendale, AZ obing.com Arena
25 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
12 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
24 E Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
25 E Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
The tour will also hit the following cities, with additional details to come:
San Antonio, TX
State College, PA
11/17/12: Thanks to Jason Newsted for joining me on the air last night. Jason is coming back with new metal music and just launched his website. Was great to have him on and he sounds like he is ready to rock hard again!
I’m live on SiriusXM this Monday 6P ET on channel 39.
I’m suspending new memberships and renewals for the time being. This site will be moving to a new management service for the new year so until things are settled going to freeze that end of things for now. Thanks to all members past, present and future. More soon.
Portnoy/Sheehan/Sherinian/McAlpine live at BBs tomorrow night. Don’t miss this shredfest. Starts at 8P.
Kix & Trixter at Bergen PAC 11/23 in Englewood NJ. Congrats to all ticket winners.
Don’t forget to come hang with me, Don & Jim at Dingbatz for our annual TMS Christmas hang 12/8 in Clifton NJ.
I’ll be in L.A. for UFO at Key Club 11/29 and then co-hosting the Metal Blade 30th with Don at HOB in L.A. 11/30. Armored Saint is playing! See you soon on the W Coast.
Cheap Trick at Sands Casino in Bethlehem PA 11/24. They are letting me make requests! See you if in that area. Great band!
TMS does not resume until 2013, enjoy the replays and the new special now airing with Vince Neil.
11/17/12: As we get closer to the holidays just wanted to remind you guys that personalized signed copies of my book are still available and make a great gift for the rock fan on your list. You can order direct from me and I’ll sign with any personal message you like and ship Priority Mail so you have plenty of time to get them. Just go to the home page of my site and the order tab is right under Headlines. Order early, new stock just arrived and it will assure you arrival for gift giving. Sorry but I can only ship to US addresses. Unsigned copies of my book are available anywhere books are sold also. Thanks. Volume II coming end of 2013! Appreciate the support and thanks to all who have purchased or will. Here’s a link: https://eddietrunk.com//index.cfm/pk/view/cd/NAA/cdid/431474/pid/401816
It turns out that Led Zeppelin fans weren’t alone in thinking the group’s 2007 triumphant reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena would lead to a tour. “Some of us thought we would be continuing, that there were going to be more concerts in the not-too-distant-future,” Jimmy Page tells Rolling Stone Senior Writer David Fricke in the new issue, on stands November 23rd. “Because there was a lot of work being put into the show.”
Ultimately, Robert Plant had no interest in carrying on. “He was busy,” says Page. “He was doing his Alison Krauss project. I wasn’t fully aware it was going to be launched at the same time. So what do you do in a situation like that? I’d been working with the other two guys for the percentage of the rehearsals at the O2. We were connecting well. The weakness was that none of us sang.”
With Plant out of the picture, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham continued rehearsing together in early 2008. “We didn’t do any professional recording,” says Page. “We just had a little digital recorder. I thought it was good. I wasn’t going to away from it. But the weakness came up again. It was, ‘We gotta have a singer.'”
The idea of a tour was considered, but Plant refuses to divulge the full list of singers who jammed with the group. Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy has publicly acknowledged rehearsing with the group, and Page doesn’t deny that. “It sounded premature,” he says. “I could see what way it was going. Various people thought we should go on tour. I thought we needed a good, credible album, not do something that sounded like we were trying to milk the O2.”
Steven Tyler has also said he flew to England to jam with the band. “The timing wasn’t the best,” says Page. “We had put so much toward the O2. And the three of us were catching up with stuff. It was very good, seriously promising. But there was this other thing going on. [Pauses] And that’s it.”
In related news, Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day, which captured that show on film, is available for purchase at ledzeppelin.com. Watch a clip of the band performing Black Dog below.