Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Etc. Members To Guest On New Ian Hunter Album

Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) has revealed the details for his new album “Defiance Part 1.“ The effort will be released on April 21 and it will feature members of Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Stone Temple Pilots, and more.

Here’s the full list of special guests:

  • Jeff Beck
  • Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
  • Ringo Starr (The Beatles)
  • Slash (Guns N’ Roses)
  • Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses)
  • Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
  • Robert Trujillo (Metallica)
  • Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
  • Brad Whitford (Aerosmith)
  • Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • Johnny Depp
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Jeff Tweedy (Wilco)
  • Billy Bob Thornton (The Boxmasters)
  • J.D. Andrew (The Boxmasters)
  • Mike Camphell (Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac)
  • Dane Clark (John Mellencamp)
  • Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards)

“Defiance Part 1” Track Listing:

01. “Defiance“:

Dane Clark: Drums
Robert Trujillo: Bass
Slash: Electric, Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Dennis Dibrizzi: Background Vocal
Andy York: Background Vocal
Ian Hunter: Electric Guitar

02. “Bed Of Roses“:

Ringo Starr: Drums
Tony Shanahan: Bass
Mike Campbell: Acoustic and Electric Rhythm Guitars, Slide Guitar, Mandolin
Andy Burton: Organ
Rich Pagano: Tambourine
Andy York: Background Vocals
Ian Hunter: Piano

03. “No Hard Feelings“:

Dane Clark: Drums and Percussion
Johnny Depp: Acoustic and Electric Rhythm Guitars, Slide Guitar, Background Vocals
Jeff Beck: Lead Guitar
Andy York: Electric Guitar, Bass
Ian Hunter: Piano

04. “Pavlov’s Dog“:

Eric Kretz: Drums
Dean DeLeo: Electric Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar
Robert DeLeo: Bass
Dennis Dibrizzi: Background Vocal
Andy York: Background Vocal, Maracas
Ian Hunter: Piano

05. “Don’t Tread On Me“:

Rich Pagano: Drums, Congas, Percussion
Todd Rundgren: Rhythm and Lead Electric Guitars, Background Vocals
Andy Burton: Organ
Andy York: Bass
Ian Hunter: Piano

06. “Guernica“:

Dane Clark: Drums and Percussion
Mike Campbell: Electric Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Joe Elliott: Background Vocals
Andy Burton: Harmonium
Andy York: Bass, Baritone Guitar, Background Vocal
Ian Hunter: Piano

07. “I Hate Hate”

Dane Clark: Drums
Andy Burton: Keyboards
Dennis Dibrizzi: Background Vocals
Andy York: Baritone Guitar, Tambourine, Background Vocals
Ian Hunter: Piano

08. “Angel“:

Taylor Hawkins: Drums, Electric Guitars, Electric Piano, Background Vocals
Duff McKagan: Bass
Brad Whitford: Slide Guitar
Waddy Wachtel: 12-String Acoustic Guitar, Lead Electric Guitars
Ian Hunter: Piano

09. “Kiss N’ Make Up“:

Taylor Hawkins: Drums
Billy Bob Thornton: Percussion, Lead and Backup Vocals
Billy F Gibbons: Electric, Rhythm and Lead Guitars
J.D. Andrew: Bass
James Mastro: Electric Guitar
Rich Pagano: Congas
Andy Burton: Keyboards, Vibes

10. “This Is What I’m Here For“:

Taylor Hawkins: Drums
Waddy Wachtel: Electric Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Joe Elliott: Background Vocals
Paul Page: Bass
Andy Burton: Organ
Andy York: Baritone Guitar
Ian Hunter: Piano

11. “I Hate Hate” (Alternate Version):

Dane Clark: Drums
Jeff Tweedy: Electric Guitars and Bass
Andy Burton: Keyboard
Dennis Dibrizzi: Background Vocal
Andy Burton: Organ
Andy York: Tambourine and Background Vocal
Ian Hunter: Piano

Hunter commented:

“Everybody’s sitting around. It’s Covid. Nobody’s going anywhere. We started sending them out. Slash started doing something.

Robert Trujillo from METALLICA. Ringo Starr, Mike Campbell. Joe Elliott is on a few tracks. Johnny Depp said, ‘Jeff Beck‘s with me and we’d like to do a couple of songs.’

I know Todd Rundgren, I toured with Todd way back, he’s done an amazing job. Billy Gibbons. Billy Bob Thornton and JD Andrew from THE BOXMASTERS.

It’s never ending. I mean, every day we’d get a phone call, this guy wants to do it, that guy wants to do it. It was like, I can’t believe this.”

The effort’s first single, “Bed Of Roses,” can be found below:

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Pulls Out Of “Power Of Love” Gala Due To Health Issues

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler will no longer be taking part in next month’s “Power Of Love” gala in Las Vegas, NV. The frontman pulled out of the event due to health issues.

Tyler’s manager Larry Rudolph commented:

“Steven’s doctors have instructed him to take care of himself, but he will be back this year.”

The frontman was set to be honored for his musical and philanthropy work during the event. The latter includes his Janie’s Fund charity.

This news comes after Aerosmith were forced to cancel several shows last year due to Tyler’s health issues. It also comes after the singer was recently accused of sexually assaulting a minor in the seventies.

Lawsuit Claims Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Sexually Assaulted A Minor During The Seventies

According to Rolling Stone, a woman named Julia Holcomb has filed a lawsuit against Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler after accusing him of sexual assault, sexual battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The incidents were said to have taken place between 1973 and 1976, while she was still a minor.

The lawsuit claims Holcomb’s mother gave Tyler guardianship over her when she was just 16. The two then engaged in a sexual relationship while she was in his custody. The suit does not mention Tyler by name, but it does include references to his memoir.

The complaint says Holcomb “was powerless to resist [Tyler’s] power, fame and substantial financial ability.” It also goes on to say that he “coerced and persuaded [her] into believing this was a ‘romantic love affair.’”

Holcomb says she met Tyler during Aerosmith’s 1973 show in Portland, OR. After the concert, the singer allegedly took Holcomb to a hotel and discussed her age, troubles at home, etc. He then “performed various acts of criminal sexual conduct” before a taxi took her home in the morning.

He also allegedly purchased a plane ticket so Holcomb could attend Aerosmith’s next show in Seattle, WA. That night, he was said to have performed more sexual acts on her, before sending her back home the following day.

In 1974, Tyler allegedly gained guardianship over Holcomb to make it easier to avoid criminal prosecution while traveling with her. The suit also claims that he promised Holcomb’s mother he would support her daughter by enrolling her in school and giving her medical care. However, instead of following through, he allegedly “continued to travel with, assault and provide alcohol and drugs to [her].”

On top of that, Holcomb also accused Tyler of having her get an abortion while she was pregnant with his son in 1975. The woman, who was 17 at the time, says he used an apartment fire as an excuse, citing smoke inhalation and a lack of oxygen to the fetus. However, a medical professional reportedly told her that the fire did not have an impact on her pregnancy.

Holcomb claims she didn’t want to go through with the abortion, but Tyler threatened to stop supporting her if she didn’t undergo the procedure. Shortly after the operation, she allegedly broke things off with Tyler and returned home.

She later became a devout Catholic, got married, and tried to disregard her time with Tyler until he mentioned their relationship in his memoir. Holcomb says the book resulted in “involuntary infamy” and tried to paint an abusive situation as a “romantic, loving relationship.”

The relationship and the fire were both mentioned in Tyler’s autobiography and in Aerosmith’s autobiography. The abortion was referenced in the band’s book as well. The suit also says that Holcomb’s name is in the memoir’s acknowledgments.

This news comes after Holcomb previously discussed her alleged relationship with Tyler with a number of far-right outlets. This includes an anti-abortion site called Lifesitenews and Tucker Carlson’s show. She also talked about her experience in the 2021 documentary “Look Away.”

Notably, Holcomb’s lawsuit was filed right before the December 31 deadline for California’s Child Victims Act.

Aerosmith Cancel Remaining Las Vegas Shows

Aerosmith have officially cancelled their remaining Las Vegas dates. The band issued the following statement:

“To all our fans… We are so sorry to announce we are cancelling these last two Las Vegas Shows. On the advice of doctors, Steven [Tyler] has to sit these out. Stay healthy and we’ll see you in the new year! Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster.com will be automatically refunded. All other refunds will be available at point of purchase.”

Aerosmith Cancel Another Show Due To Illness

Aerosmith have cancelled another Las Vegas date due to illness. The band issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately tomorrow’s show, Monday December 5th, in Las Vegas has to be cancelled. Steven Tyler said ‘on the advice of my doctor, I’m taking more time to rest… there is nowhere we’d rather be than on stage surrounded by the greatest fans in the world..’ We sincerely apologize. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster.com will be automatically refunded. All other refunds will be available at point of purchase.”

Aerosmith Cancel Las Vegas, NV Show Due To Illness

Aerosmith have cancelled tonight’s (December 2) show in Las Vegas, NV due to illness. The band commented:

“It is with great disappointment that we are forced to cancel tonight’s show in Las Vegas due to Steven [Tyler] feeling unwell and unable to perform. He is expected to make a full recovery for Monday nights Las Vegas show. We sincerely apologize for the last minute notice. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster.com will be automatically refunded. All other refunds will be available at point of purchase.”

Aerosmith Support Disaster Relief With American Red Cross Vehicles

Aerosmith have donated two community emergency vehicles to the Red Cross of Central Florida to assist with hurricane relief efforts. The Chevrolet Silverado trucks feature the band’s “Walk This Way” logo and they will be delivered in spring 2023.

Guitarist Joe Perry said the following:

“Aerosmith and I were devastated by the disastrous impact of Hurricane Ian. Too often we are seeing these disasters increase in frequency and intensity due to climate change, having a strong Red Cross is more critical than ever before. We’re proud to support the Red Cross and we know these vehicles will be an important tool helping people in need for years to come.”

Eric Corliss, the regional CEO of American Red Cross of Central Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, also commented::

“During a local disaster, Red Cross community emergency response vehicles are among the first on the scene, driven by compassionate volunteers who provide emergency relief and emotional support,” said . “Every day, the Red Cross is at work across Central Florida helping individuals and communities prepare for disasters and other emergencies. These two new vehicles will be essential to fulfilling that part of our mission.”

Bassist Tom Hamilton added:

“My family has a small place in the area that was hit hardest by Ian. We’ve been going there every year for almost thirty years. Our house was severely damaged and our hearts as well. We know others were affected even more so I’m very grateful to be able to make a contribution towards helping people get their lives back to normal. We made it through Charlie; we’ll make it through this one!”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Perform With Eminem At Rock And Roll Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Last night (November 5), Eminem performed “Sing For The Moment” live with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler during the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. You can see footage of that below. For those unaware, the track features a sample from Aerosmith’s “Dream On.” On another note, the rapper was also joined by Ed Sheeran for a performance of “Stan.”

Watch Aerosmith’s “Live From The Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, PA, 1993” Set

Aerosmith have shared “Live From The Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, PA, 1993” from their “official bootleg” series “50 Years Live!: From The Aerosmith Vaults.” You can check that out below:

Watch Aerosmith’s “Live From The Capital Centre, Landover, MD, 1989” Set

Aerosmith have shared “Live From The Capital Centre, Landover, MD, 1989” from their “official bootleg” series “50 Years Live!: From The Aerosmith Vaults.” You can check that out below: