Peppy Castro talks about his friendship with Joey Kramer, writing “Tramp”, Aerosmith, Balance and upcoming musical

Joey Kramer’s long time friend/songwriter/producer Peppy Castro talked to us, the Aerosmith BackBurner, on 24/09/2020. Peppy talked about his band Balance, his friendship with Joey, how and where the demo for “Tramp” was written, his involvement in an upcoming London musical, and many Aerosmith-related stories. We reached out and interviewed Peppy after Joey mentioned writing … More Peppy Castro talks about his friendship with Joey Kramer, writing “Tramp”, Aerosmith, Balance and upcoming musical

Joey Kramer confirms work on New Aerosmith boxset, second book and talks Renegade during Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp MasterClass

Aerosmith’s drummer, Joey Kramer, participated in the Rock N’ Roll Fantasy camp program with a virtual Master Class via Zoom on 2020/08/31. He interacted with +25 fans from around the world for 120 minutes, including drumming advise, inspiration for young musicians, stories about the writing process of Aerosmith‘s songs, a potential follow-up to his 2009 … More Joey Kramer confirms work on New Aerosmith boxset, second book and talks Renegade during Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp MasterClass

Tramp

“Tramp’” is song Aerosmith considered during the 1988/1989 Pump sessions at Little Mountain Studios in Vancouver, Canada, but was never completed. It was mainly written by Peppy Castro and Joey Kramer with input from Steven Tyler, demo lyrics from Eric Troyer. The title of the song can be seen in a scene of the Making … More Tramp

Aerosmith 50th Aniversary Boxset of Unreleased material: What we know so far…

We first heared about the band’s plan to release a boxset with unreleased material in June 2020 when Tom Hamilton commented: “At one time we did a cover of “Highway Star”, you know that song by Deep Purple? We do have a bunch of stuff, and we are in the process of working on a … More Aerosmith 50th Aniversary Boxset of Unreleased material: What we know so far…

Greatest Hits Live (unreleased 1995 album)

‘Greatest Hits Live’ was an Aerosmith album that was recorded between 1994 and 1995. It was scheduled to come out in 1995 but was shelved and ultimately never released. American record producer and engineer Kevin Elson was brought onboard to manage the recordings of a host of concerts and the ultimate production of this live … More Greatest Hits Live (unreleased 1995 album)

Aerosmith secret performance as “The G-Spot” @ the Middle East Club 09/11/1995

This Boston club gig was the first of two show Aerosmith played almost a year on from the infamous Mama Kin/s Dec 1994 concert that closed their “Get A Grip” Tour. The setlist: The classic 1970s material set included several new songs (“Trouble”, “Something”, “The Farm”, “What Kind Of Love Are You On”, “Hole In … More Aerosmith secret performance as “The G-Spot” @ the Middle East Club 09/11/1995

Aerosmith performances @ “Mama Kin Music Hall”

Aerosmith co-owned the club with The Lyon’s group. The club was on Lansdown Street where you would find Jillian’s, Mama Kin’s, Avalon, and other clubs and bars. When the club first opened, Aerosmith was all over the news speaking on how they wanted to have unknown bands play there, have the option for the band … More Aerosmith performances @ “Mama Kin Music Hall”

The Jam Band

Before Aerosmith, Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton were in a band called “The Jam Band” with highschool friend Pudge Scott. They recorded self-titled album on August 30th, 1969 with two Shure microphones over an audience at “The Barn” [a club where The Jam Band and The Chain Reaction frequented] and was taped with Pudge Scott’s … More The Jam Band

Marti Frederiksen open to writing and producing NEW Aerosmith songs and talks details of their outtakes during Rock N’ Roll Fantasy MasterClass

Aerosmith’s longtime songwriting collaborator, Marti Frederiksen, participated in the Rock N’ Roll Fantasy camp program with a virtual Master Class via Zoom on 2020/07/27. He interacted with +20 fans from around the world for 90 minutes, including stories about the writing process of Aerosmith‘s songs with Joe Perry and Steven Tyler (Jaded, Nine Lives, Beyond … More Marti Frederiksen open to writing and producing NEW Aerosmith songs and talks details of their outtakes during Rock N’ Roll Fantasy MasterClass

Is Anybody Out There?

“Is Anybody Out There?” is a melodic mid-tempo song written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Jim Vallance in Vancouver, 1987. It could be considered a 3-time Aerosmith outtake, as the band worked on it during the sessions for Permanent Vacations, Pump and Get a Grip. The song might have take inspiration from Pink Floyd’s … More Is Anybody Out There?

Good Thang

“Good Thang” is a ballad written by Steven Tyler with Diane Warren (IDWTMAT and Devil’s new Disguise) in 1991 as part of pre-production sessions to write new material for what would later become the Get a Grip album. Everything seem to indicate that it was written during a solo session between Tyler and Warren (maybe … More Good Thang

Rubber Bandit

“Rubber Bandit” is an Aerosmith outtake written during the ’88/’89 sessions for their Pump album with producer Bruce Fairburn. It is most know for showing up in the “B list” (while Steven and Joe discuss demos) and the whiteboard behind Steven (during rehearsals) during the Making of Pump home video. Bandit is a rocker, it … More Rubber Bandit

O, Yeah (album)

Not much is known about the short sessions for the 2002 “Oh Yeah” compilation album. Steven and Joe went to Mauii to write and record new material, from which “Girls of Summer” and “Lay it Down” came. During those same sessions the cover of the “Spider-man Theme” was recorded. 2 others songs were presented by … More O, Yeah (album)

When the Monkey Comes

‘When the Monkey Comes’ is an Aerosmith outtake from Nine Lives album. It was recorded during the 1996 sessions at the South Beach studio. A version of the song was later reworked under a new name, ‘Angle’s Eyes’, and released for the Charlie’s Angels movie soundtrack in 2000. A demo of the song was found … More When the Monkey Comes

NEW Aerosmith Bass Riff premiered by Tom during Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Master Class 2020

Tom played a bass riff he had been working on during his Rock n Roll Fantasy camp Masterclass 2020. It was a riff in the key of Em, and shared similarities with a riff of a Nine Lives era outtake “Give it Away/ Push“. We can only speculate about, could the riff be part of … More NEW Aerosmith Bass Riff premiered by Tom during Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Master Class 2020

History of Man

“History of Man” is an Aerosmith outtake from the 1996 South Beach sessions for the Nine Lives album. The song was written by Pat Macdonald and Mark Hudson, brought to the band by Hudson and produced during the first attempt of the album with Glen Ballard producing it. The song title can be read in … More History of Man

Give it Away/Push

“Give it Away/Push” is the working title of a rock song that didn’t make the final cut of Aerosmith’s Nine Lives album. It’s speculated that it was originally written by Perry and Frederiksen during the 1995/1996 early pre-production session, and demoed at the Avatar studios in NY, possibly under Glen Ballard’s production. A demo of … More Give it Away/Push

Tom confirms Aerosmith is working on Box-Set with Unreleased material during Rock N’ Roll Fantasy MasterClass

Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton participated in the Rock N’ Roll Fantasy camp program with a virtual Master Class via Zoom on 2020/06/28, where he interacted with +25 fans from around the world answering questions and playing bass for an hour. During the event Tom revealed having worked on a potential solo album, an autobiography, and the … More Tom confirms Aerosmith is working on Box-Set with Unreleased material during Rock N’ Roll Fantasy MasterClass