Watch Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler And Joe Perry Take Part In Virtual “Wayne’s World” Reunion

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry recently took part in a virtual “Wayne’s World” reunion as part of Josh Gad’s “Reunited Apart” series. You can check that out below. Aerosmith originally turned down the chance to appear in the first “Wayne’s World” movie, but they later decided to appear in the sequel.

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler And Joe Perry To Take Part In Virtual “Wayne’s World” Reunion

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have announced that they will be taking part in an upcoming “Wayne’s World” reunion. The virtual event will premiere on December 7 at 9 a.m. PT /12 p.m. ET as part of Josh Gad’s “Reunited Apart” series. Aerosmith originally turned down the chance to appear in the first “Wayne’s World” movie, but they later decided to appear in the sequel.

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]

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.

Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Etc.) Announce UK Dates

Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), have added some UK dates to their summer 2020 tour. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

08/15 Citadel Mainz, GER – Summer In the City
08/16 Hamburg, GER – Stadtpark
08/18 Charlotta Valley, POL – Legends Of Rock
08/20 Berlin, GER – Citadel Music Festival
08/23 Lingen, GER – Emsland Open Air
08/25 Oberhausen, GER – Konig-Pilsener Arena
08/27 Klam, AUT – Clam Castle
08/28 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
08/29 Aarburg, SWI – Riverside
09/02 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
09/03 Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
09/05 London, UK – The O2
09/06 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Arena
09/08 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
09/10 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum

Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Etc.) Premiere “I Want My Now” Video, Announce European Tour

Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), have premiered a new video for their song “I Want My Now.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Rise.”

In other news, the group have also announced a European tour:

08/15 Citadel Mainz, GER – Summer In the City
08/16 Hamburg, GER – Stadtpark
08/18 Charlotta Valley, POL – Legends Of Rock
08/20 Berlin, GER – Citadel Music Festival
08/23 Lingen, GER – Emsland Open Air
08/25 Oberhausen, GER – Konig-Pilsener Arena
08/27 Klam, AUT – Clam Castle
08/28 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
08/29 Aarburg, SWI – Riverside
09/08 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
09/10 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum

Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Etc.) Share “Rise” Album Sampler

Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup featuring core members Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), have shared a sampler featuring previews of all the songs on their new album “Rise.” That effort will be released on June 21.

Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Etc.) Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of David Bowie’s “Heroes”

Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup featuring core members Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), have premiered a new video for their cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes.” This track features Depp on lead vocals and it will appear on the band’s new album “Rise” (out June 21).

Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Etc.) Premiere “The Boogieman Surprise” Video

Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), have premiered a new video for their new song “The Boogieman Surprise.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rise,” which will be released on June 21.

Marilyn Manson & Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Join Hollywood Vampires Onstage In Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry, were joined onstage by Marilyn Manson and Perry’s Aerosmith bandmate Steven Tyler during their show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles last night (May 11). You can see footage of Manson performing Cooper’s “I’m Eighteen” and footage of Tyler performing Aerosmith’s cover of Tiny Bradshaw’s “The Train Kept A-Rollin'” with the band below: