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AEROSMITH Follow CNN, But Not Much NFL

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH appeared on "Live From" on CNN with Miles O'Brien and Kyra Phillips on Thursday (September 4) to preview their NFL kick-off performance. Asked if the band were big football fans, Tyler admitted, "Well, kind of medium. We like to follow the Patriots, because they are the home team ...

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Review: KISS, AEROSMITH Aging With Grace

Mary Ethridge of The Beacon Journal reports that Dan Foley, 40, a police officer from Detroit, did his head-banging in 7-inch platform boots at the KISS/AEROSMITH concert at Blossom Music Center Wednesday night (September 3). "He was dressed in full KISS regalia, including the Kabuki-inspired face paint for which the band is famous. Foley was ...

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Review: KISS Dominates AEROSMITH In Hershey

Zachary Lewis of The Patriot-News reports that "KISS's music may be simple on paper, but performing it the way they do is an art no one else has mastered. "Smoke, bright lights, explosions, fire, dripping blood, levitating platforms — these are still a few of KISS's favorite things, even after 30 years. And they were ...

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Review: AEROSMITH's Power Leaves KISS Behind

Steve Morse of The Boston Globe reports that KISS had the gimmicky, arena-style pyrotechnics, but AEROSMITH had the true heat at this entertaining matchup of so-called rock superpowers Monday night (August 25) at the Tweeter Center. "As KISS singer Paul Stanley told the sold-out crowd, 'We got two major superpowers — the Aerosmith Aeroforce and ...

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Report: Old Bands Draw New Generation To Concerts

David Hinckley of the New York Daily News reports that this summer's top concert performers include such veteran acts as KISS, IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, and DEF LEPPARD. "While they can still draw 5,000-15,000 fans a night, that number includes more than the now-middle-aged fans who remember when music could be found in the grooves of ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH VIP Ticket Packages: Are They Worth It?

Gemma Tarlach of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that "in the emerging world of VIP concert tickets, four-digit price tags are not uncommon for packages that can include front row seats, a photo op with the band and even an autographed guitar. Like Internet pre-sales and dues-charging fan clubs, pricey concert packages are a new ...

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AEROSMITH Make Impromptu Visit To Michigan Ice Cream Store

AEROSMITH delighted teenage fans during an unexpected visit to an ice cream shop, according to the Associated Press. Band members riding motorcycles stopped Wednesday to ask directions and get custard ice cream at Mr. C's Custom Cone in White Lake Township, Michigan, 45 miles northwest of Detroit. Store owner Tom Dunleavy said he had no ...

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AEROSMITH Bassist Discusses Blues Album, Power Failure

AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton recently spoke to Pittsburgh Live about the band's upcoming blues CD, tentatively due in February 2004. "We've recorded an album's worth of material, most of it blues covers," Hamilton said. "Not just blues, but also sort of mid-'60s soul and English blues-pop. There's a song by the band THEM called 'Please ...

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TORI AMOS: 'GENE SIMMONS Is Scarier To Little Girls Than A Blackout'

Robert Cherry of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that singer Tori Amos shared her story of The Big Blackout during her performance at Tower City Amphitheater in downtown Cleveland's Flats Saturday night (August 16). Early in her set, the ivory-tickling chanteuse revealed that she had waited out the crisis in a Birmingham, Michigan, hotel. She ...

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Review: Can't-Miss KISS Outdoes AEROSMITH

David Lindquist of IndyStar.com reports that "in a highly anticipated clash of hard-rock titans, the big dumb fun of KISS trumped the sustained relevance of AEROSMITH on Sunday night (August 17) at Verizon Wireless Music Center. "The outcome may have surprised some in the audience of 22,110. "After all, AEROSMITH makes hit records decade after ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH: Detroit Show Canceled

The sold-out KISS/ AEROSMITH/ TED NUGENT/ SALIVA show that was scheduled to take place at Comerica Stadium in Detroit, Michigan Friday night (August 15) was canceled due to the power outage that crippled parts of the U.S. Midwest, Northeast and southern Canada. A make-up date may be announced at a later point. "My apologies to ...

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AEROSMITH Singer To Be Honored At MAP AWARDS

The Musicians' Assistance Program will honor AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler, Jimmie Vaughan and John Branca at its 4th annual MAP Awards, Nov. 5 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to Hits Daily Double. The evening, hosted by Sharon Osbourne, will feature performances by Tyler and Vaughan as well as Diane Schuur. Tyler will receive the ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH: First Arena Tour Dates Announced

The first two dates for the KISS/AEROSMITH fall arena tour have been announced. They are as follows: Oct. 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena Oct. 25 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena KISS and AEROSMITH will wrap up their outdoor run in Devore, California, on October 18. The ...

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Review: KISS And AEROSMITH Deliver All Your Favorite Oldies

David Segal of the Washington Post reviewed the KISS/AEROSMITH tour when it came through town at Nissan Pavilion on Saturday night (August 9). "Next time a band announces a 'farewell tour,' get it in writing," he writes. "Otherwise, don't bother with the goodbyes. KISS vowed three years ago to pack up the face paint and ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'FRED DURST Is An Innovator'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about how the lineup for this year's Summer Sanitarium Tour came together. "When Summer Sanitarium was conceived three years ago, the idea, in a nutshell, was to recreate all the shit we grew up on, which was Day On The Green and Texas Rockfests and ...

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AEROSMITH To Perform Free Concert In D.C.

AEROSMITH, BRITNEY SPEARS, and MARY J. BLIGE will perform a free concert on Thursday, Sept. 4 at The National Mall, between the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. The lineup will include two other artists yet to be confirmed. Broadcast live from 8 to 9 p.m. on ABC, the concert leads up ...

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Review: Lusty AEROSMITH Out-Rocks KISS Of Death

Dan Aquilante of The New York Post reports that "seeing KISS and AEROSMITH together at Jones Beach [Monday night, August 5] was like witnessing Peter Pan in a death match with Father Time. "KISS, the band that won't grow up, was in the makeup they've worn since the beginning, while AEROSMITH wore their wrinkles like ...

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AEROSMITH Won't Compete With KISS In Terms Of Staging And Effects

AEROSMITH and KISS kick off their co-headlining tour on Saturday (August 2) in Hartford, Connecticut. AEROSMITH will be closing the shows every night, and lead guitarist Joe Perry says they're deliberately steering clear of KISS-style theatricality: "It's gonna be pretty minimalistic," Perry told Launch. "I mean, you can't compete with — nor would we want ...

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ACE FREHLEY Says He's Fine Without KISS

Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley recently spoke to Billboard magazine about his decision to sit out the band's co-headlining trek with AEROSMITH. "When I finished the [KISS Farewell] tour, [Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons] told me that was it," Frehley said. "So I'm not gonna sit around and twiddle my thumbs. I started preparing, before ...

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BILLBOARD Magazine Pays Tribute To KISS

The Billboard Information Group will mark the 30th Anniversary of KISS, one of America's most successful and enduring rock 'n' roll bands, with the publication of a 26-page special report in the August 9 issue of Billboard. The issue will be available on newsstands on August 1 and content will be posted on www.billboard.com/KISS. "KISS: ...

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PAUL STANLEY: ACE FREHLEY Won't Be Rejoining KISS

KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently told Australia's Queensland Courier Mail that the group's current lineup — which includes original drummer Peter Criss and new guitarist Tommy Thayer — is "stable". "Peter Criss is playing better than he's played in years," he said. "Whatever he needed to sort out and put in perspective, he's done. "It's ...

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KISS And AEROSMITH: A Perfect Match

Cary Ashby of Coshocton Tribune is reporting that "the fans of hard rock bands include educators, scientists, musicians, actors, retail clerks and students. And among their number are a few local fans of AEROSMITH and KISS who are looking forward to the veteran bands blasting their way into Germain Amphitheater in Columbus on Aug. 19. ...

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LIZZY BORDEN's Guitar Search Continues

LIZZY BORDEN have commenced the recording process for their eighth album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's critically acclaimed "Deal with the Devil" will reportedly be "a straight-ahead, balls-out high-energy hard rock album." The band, who parted ways with guitarist Alex Nelson earlier in the year, are ...

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KISS, AEROSMITH Lining Up Fall Arena Dates

KISS and AEROSMITH are finalizing plans to follow their summer tour of outdoor venues with a run of arena dates this fall, according to Billboard.com. The new arena leg will comprise about 20 shows starting Oct. 24-25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The two bands stand to gross up to $46 ...

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ACE Speaks 'Frehley' About KISS, His Future

When KISS venture out on the road with AEROSMITH later this summer, founding member and lead guitarist Ace Frehley will NOT be gracing stage-left along with them. Instead Ace will be concentrating on writing and recording in his newly constructed multimedia studio. Ace affirms, "I love my fans, and so there is no confusion, I ...

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