Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Aerosmith And ZZ Top Members Performing Fleetwood Mac’s “Rattlesnake Shake”

Pro-shot footage of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, and more performing a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rattlesnake Shake” can be seen below. The live video was recorded during a tribute show for Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green on February 25, 2020 at the London Palladium. The full concert, which took place several months before Green’s death, was originally supposed to be screened in UK theaters next month, but it will now arrive on video-on-demand in April, before being released on Blu-ray, CD, and vinyl on April 30.

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.

Peter Green (Ex-Fleetwood Mac) Tribute Show Featuring Metallica, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Etc. Members To Be Screened In Theaters

On 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 concert at the London Palladium. Now, the show, which took place several months before Green’s death, will be screened in cinemas across the U.K. on March 23 and March 28, 2021. After that, the film will be released as a gatefold 4LP set, a 2CD/Blu-ray mediabook, and digitally on April 30, 2021. Mick Fleetwood commented:

“The concert was a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it’s important to recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music. Peter was my greatest mentor and it gave me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent. I was honoured to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this remarkable musician. ‘Then Play On’…”

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.

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]

Watch Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Perform The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” With Paul McCartney

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler joined Paul McCartney onstage during his June 28 show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for a performance of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.” You can see footage of that below:

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:

Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) & Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) Cover The Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar”

Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) have recorded a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar” for the “Muscle Shoals… Small Town, Big Sound” compilation album, which is set to be released September 28. That effort was put together by Rodney Hall, who wanted to pay tribute to his late father Rick Hall and his studio FAME.

[via Blabbermouth]