Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) And Jared Dines Team Up For Cover Of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”

Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Jared Dines have joined forces for a quarantine cover of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” You can check that out below:

Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Etc. Among Those That Donated To Live Nation’s Crew Nation Global Relief Fund

Earlier this year, Live Nation launched the Crew Nation Global Relief Fund in an effort to assist crew members that are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Music Forward Foundation, that campaign has since raised $15 million. This includes Live Nation’s original $5 million donation and an additional $5 million, which the company matched. A number of artists also contributed to the fund including: Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Pantera, Lamb Of God, Motörhead, Journey, Sum 41, From Ashes To New, and more. The fund’s goal has now been increased to $30 million and a new line of merch has also been launched HERE.

Green Day, Linkin Park, Pearl Jam, Etc. Sign Open Letter Demanding Politicians To Get Clearance Before Using Their Songs

Green Day, Linkin Park, Pearl Jam, The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and more have partnered with the Artist Rights Alliance to demand politicians to get proper clearances before using their music at rallies and other public appearances. The artists sent an open letter to the Democratic and Republican National, Congressional, and Senatorial committees and they are seeking to get a response by August 10.

Here’s the full letter:

“Dear Campaign Committees:

As artists, activists, and citizens, we ask you to pledge that all candidates you support will seek consent from featured recording artists and songwriters before using their music in campaign and political settings. This is the only way to effectively protect your candidates from legal risk, unnecessary public controversy, and the moral quagmire that comes from falsely claiming or implying an artist’s support or distorting an artists’ expression in such a high stakes public way.

This is not a new problem. Or a partisan one. Every election cycle brings stories of artists and songwriters frustrated to find their work being used in settings that suggest endorsement or support of political candidates without their permission or consent.

Being dragged unwillingly into politics in this way can compromise an artist’s personal values while disappointing and alienating fans – with great moral and economic cost. For artists that do choose to engage politically in campaigns or other contexts, this kind of unauthorized public use confuses their message and undermines their effectiveness. Music tells powerful stories and drives emotional connection and engagement – that’s why campaigns use it, after all! But doing so without permission siphons away that value.

The legal risks are clear. Campaign uses of music can violate federal and (in some cases) state copyrights in both sound recordings and musical compositions. Depending on the technology used to copy and broadcast these works, multiple exclusive copyrights, including both performance and reproduction, could be infringed. In addition, these uses impact creators’ rights of publicity and branding, potentially creating exposure for trademark infringement, dilution, or tarnishment under the Lanham Act and giving rise to claims for false endorsement, conversion, and other common law and statutory torts. When campaign commercials or advertisements are involved, a whole additional host of rules and regulations regarding campaign fundraising (including undisclosed and potentially unlawful ‘in-kind’ contributions), finance, and communications could also potentially be breached.

More importantly, falsely implying support or endorsement from an artist or songwriter is dishonest and immoral. It undermines the campaign process, confuses the voting public, and ultimately distorts elections. It should be anathema to any honest candidate to play off this kind of uncertainty or falsely leave the impression of an artist’s or songwriter’s support.

Like all other citizens, artists have the fundamental right to control their work and make free choices regarding their political expression and participation. Using their work for political purposes without their consent fundamentally breaches those rights – an invasion of the most hallowed, even sacred personal interests.

No politician benefits from forcing a popular artist to publicly disown and reject them. Yet these unnecessary controversies inevitably draw even the most reluctant or apolitical artists off the sidelines, compelling them to explain the ways they disagree with candidates wrongfully using their music. And on social media and in the culture at large, it’s the politicians that typically end up on the wrong side of those stories.

For all these reasons, we urge you to establish clear policies requiring campaigns supported by your committees to seek the consent of featured recording artists, songwriters, and copyright owners before publicly using their music in a political or campaign setting. Funding, logistical support, and participation in committee programs, operations, and events should be contingent on this pledge, and its terms should be clearly stated in writing in your bylaws, operating guidelines, campaign manuals, or where you establish any other relevant rules, requirements, or conditions of support.

Please let us know by August 10th how you plan to accomplish these changes.”

[via Loudwire]

Aerosmith Postpone 50th Anniversary Show

Aerosmith have postponed their 50th anniversary show at Fenway Park in Boston, MA due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is now scheduled to take place on September 14, 2021. The band commented:

“Out of an abundance of love and caution our 50th Anniversary Fenway show is being rescheduled to 14th September 2021. It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret, for the safety of our families, for our crews, for the fans and for the Blue Army. All tickets will be honored for the new date so hold onto yours! Or if you are unable to make it, you’ll be able to request a refund. Ticket holders will be emailed with all details. Until then, stay safe and stay healthy. Big love from the Bad Boys of Boston… Aerosmith.”

Aerosmith Announce Rescheduled European/UK Tour

Aerosmith have postponed their European/UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shows will now take place in 2021.

The band commented:

“Aerosmith is and always will be a band for the fans, of the fans and by the fans. It is for this reason that we have made the decision to reschedule our European Tour to Summer 2021, in an effort to keep the focus on the health and well-being of everyone during this unprecedented time. Please hold on to your tickets as they will be honored for the new dates listed below.

If you are a ticket holder, your point of purchase will be in contact directly with further details. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, it has not been possible to reschedule our show in Mönchengladbach, we are beyond disappointed and look forward to seeing our fans in Germany as soon as we can. In the meantime, please be safe and kind to one another.

Love, Aerosmith”

Tour Dates:

05/29 Moscow, Russia – VTB Arena
06/02 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
06/05 Madrid, Spain – Wanda Stadium
06/08 Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena
06/11 Milan, Italy – I-Days Festival
06/14 Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
06/17 Middelfart, Denmark – Rock Under The Bridge
06/20 Bessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/23 London, UK – The O2
06/29 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
07/05 Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
07/08 Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
07/12 Budapest, Hungary – Puskas Stadium
07/15 Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle

BPMD (Overkill, Vio-lence, Etc.) Share Video For Cover Of Aerosmith’s “Toys In The Attic”

BPMD, the band featuring Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (Overkill), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance), have premiered a new video for their cover of Aerosmith’s “Toys In The Attic.” This track is from the band’s new covers album “American Made,“ which is set to be released on June 12.

Bobby Blitz commented:

“I remember waaaaaaaaaaay back when Overkill formed, we were cutting our teeth on covers as I was finding my way around the mic. The Aerosmith covers were right in my wheelhouse, so when Mike [Portnoy] picked ‘Toys’ to cover, I was like… ‘Hell Yea’!”

Phil Demmel added:

“It was tricky because Aerosmith have two guitarists, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, playing different things. So, as one guitar player, I had to pick a medium place between the two that sounded good. I thrashed it up a little by adding a lot of down picking and some gallops and triplets.”

“American Made” Track Listing:

01. “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang” (Ted Nugent cover)
02. “Toys In The Attic” (Aerosmith cover)
03. “Evil” (Cactus/Willie Dixon cover)
04. “Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers” (ZZ Top cover)
05. “Saturday Night Special” (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
06. “Tattoo Vampire” (Blue Öyster Cult cover) (feat. Buck Dharma)
07. “D.O.A.” (Van Halen cover)
08. “Walk Away” (James Gang cover)
09. “Never in My Life” (Mountain cover)
10. “We’re An American Band” (Grand Funk Railroad cover)

Aerosmith Postpone “Deuces Are Wild” Las Vegas Residency Dates

Aerosmith have postponed their spring “Deuces Are Wild” Las Vegas residency dates due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band issued the following statement:

“Aerosmith’s “Deuces Are Wild” Las Vegas residency performances scheduled for May 20 through June 4 at Park MGM are being rescheduled in accordance with CDC recommendations. Guests are advised to hold onto their tickets as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates and those details will be sent out as soon as possible. We appreciate everyone’s patience as the new schedule is determined and we apologize for any inconvenience to ticket holders. We look forward to coming back and adding another sin to Sin City as soon as we can. Until then, stay safe, stay healthy, save it up and rock on! We will… Love, the boys from Aerosmith”

Funko To Release New Aerosmith Pop! Rocks Vinyl Figures

Funko have announced that they will be releasing new Pop! Rocks vinyl figures of Aersomith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. They are expected to be released in May or June.

Metallica, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Etc. Members Perform At Peter Green (Ex-Fleetwood Mac) Tribute Show

Last night (February 25), Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher, Jonny Lang, and more paid tribute to Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green during a special show at the London Palladium. The event was led by Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood and footage from it can be found below:

“Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac” Setlist:

01. “Rolling Man”
02. “Homework”
03. “Dr Brown” (featuring Billy Gibbons on vocals and guitar)
04. “All Your Love” (featuring Billy Gibbons on guitar, Steven Tyler on vocals)
05. “Rattlesnake Shake”
06. “Stop Messin’ Around” (featuring Christine McVie on vocals and keyboards)
07. “Looking For Somebody” (featuring Christine McVie on vocals and keyboards)
08. “Sandy Mary” (featuring Noel Gallagher)
09. “Love That Burns” (featuring Noel Gallagher)
10. “The World Keeps Turning” (featuring Noel Gallagher)
11. “Like Crying”
12. “No Place To Go”
13. “Station Man” (featuring Pete Townshend on guitar and vocals)
14. “Man Of The World” (featuring Neil Finn on vocals)
15. “Oh Well, Part I” (featuring Billy Gibbons on guitar, Steven Tyler on vocals)
16. “Oh Well, Part II” (featuring David Gilmour on guitar)
17. “Need Your Love So Bad”
18. “Black Magic Woman”
19. “The Sky Is Crying” (featuring Jeremy Spencer on guitar and vocals)
20. “I Can’t Hold On” (featuring Jeremy Spencer on guitar and vocals)
21. “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)” (featuring Kirk Hammett)
22. “Albatross” (featuring David Gilmour on lap steel guitar)
23. “Shake Your Moneymaker” (all-star finale)

It’s worth noting that the concert was recorded and will be released in various formats. A “Super Deluxe” box set, featuring four vinyl records, two CDs, a Blu-ray disc, and a photo book, is expected to be released on October 19 and pre-orders are available HERE.

[Via Blabbermouth]

Joey Kramer Rejoins Aerosmith Onstage In Las Vegas

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer officially rejoined the group onstage during their February 10 show at the Park Theater in Las Vegas, NV. This news comes after Kramer previously filed a lawsuit against his bandmates after claiming that they were not allowing him to return following a leave of absence due to injury. He was originally trying to get the court to order him back in the band so he can perform with them at the Grammy Awards and MusiCares gala, but a judge ended up denying his request.