“1971: THE ROAD STARS HEAR” the history, leaks and controversy that surrounded the new/old AEROSMITH release

“1971: The Road Starts Hear” is the first music released by the band since forming a “worldwide alliance” with the Universal Music Group earlier this year. The agreement will cover every studio recording made by the band across their career, as well as opening up the band archives. This recording presents the band before they … More “1971: THE ROAD STARS HEAR” the history, leaks and controversy that surrounded the new/old AEROSMITH release

Why the AEROSMITH 2009 BRENDAN O’BRIEN sessions fail and were considered a nightmare

The pre-production/rehearsal sessions took place in February 2009 at Vindaloo Music Inc aka “Pandora’s Box” studio in Boston, MA. Different publications and interviews from the band give us insight into why they didn’t work. The big news is that we had our first meeting and strategy session with our producer Brendan O’Brien. We’ve been wanting … More Why the AEROSMITH 2009 BRENDAN O’BRIEN sessions fail and were considered a nightmare

“YO MAMMA” a fun, sexy and playful song about ‘doing your mother’ that screams of Aerosmith’s style

“Yo Mamma” is an amazingly fun rock & blues song believed to be left from the 1992 Get a Grip sessions. It made it almost all the way to the end of the production process during the albums first attempt at the A&M studios. The song starts with Joe’s guitar hitting the E chord, with … More “YO MAMMA” a fun, sexy and playful song about ‘doing your mother’ that screams of Aerosmith’s style

AEROSMITH might not Perform Again according to BRAD WHITFORD

Brad Whitford says that he has “doubts” about AEROSMITH ever being able to perform live again. The 69-year-old guitarist, who has been a member of AEROSMITH since 1971, painted a bleak picture of the band’s future during an appearance on Joe Bonamassa’s hit interview series “Live From Nerdville”. After Bonamassa asked Whitford about AEROSMITH’s European … More AEROSMITH might not Perform Again according to BRAD WHITFORD

“BONE TO BONE” and how it got finished on the road

It’s not too often that the band premieres an unreleased song during a tour, and even less usual for them to perform an unfinished song. This is taken from a radio broadcast on KMET in Los Angeles as the band sits in with DJ Jim Ladd before the upcoming California World Music Festival show. Tyler … More “BONE TO BONE” and how it got finished on the road

“CHIQUITA” the demo that Steven and Joe leaked to the radio in 1979!

Sources of leaks are often diverse, but there’s nothing like having the band members taking studio demos directly to a radio station before their release. This has happened quiet a few times over the decades, but this is the first recorded evidence that we’ve found so far. This recording is taken from a radio broadcast … More “CHIQUITA” the demo that Steven and Joe leaked to the radio in 1979!

JOE PERRY contributes music to film & to release 7th solo album in 2021

A recent Blabbermouth article Joe’s involvement with a Vatican Conference on COVID-19, other Global Health Threats and his previous work with Dr. Rudy Tanzi revealed that Joe has been working on new solo material that would be ready for release in late 2021. Joe’s seventh studio album is due to come out later in 2021, … More JOE PERRY contributes music to film & to release 7th solo album in 2021

“THREE MILE SMILE” from pre-production rehearsals in ’79, to Connecticut, Crespo’s solo, and Perry reclaiming it live in ’84

A studio tape leaked in recent years with one of the band’s pre-production rehearsal during a break from the road in early 1979. The tape contains several short clips of the band developing and trying to learn the riff sequense for what would become “Three Mile Smile”. It sounds like a later version of the … More “THREE MILE SMILE” from pre-production rehearsals in ’79, to Connecticut, Crespo’s solo, and Perry reclaiming it live in ’84

“PUMP” outtakes, demos, sessions and leaks!

Pump is the tenth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in September 1989. Recording sessions took place in January–June 1989 at Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver, Canada. Other songs on Studio tapes:Demos ’88-’89: Fake fight – Brad’s no title – Jenny’s got a gun – Jamies got a gun vocal/keyboard – Anytime? – Ain’t enough … More “PUMP” outtakes, demos, sessions and leaks!

“NIGHT IN THE RUTS” outtakes we know

Night in the Ruts is the sixth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in November 1979, by Columbia Records. Guitarist Joe Perry left the band midway through its recording. The album was initially produced at the band’s Warehouse rehearsal space by Jack Douglas, who had produced Aerosmith’s previous four albums, but later Columbia … More “NIGHT IN THE RUTS” outtakes we know

“GET A GRIP” outtakes, demos, sessions and leaks

Get a Grip is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in April 1993 by Geffen Records. Get a Grip was the band’s last studio album to be released by Geffen before they returned to Columbia Records. Initial recording sessions took place in January–February, 1992 at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, and September–November, … More “GET A GRIP” outtakes, demos, sessions and leaks

Big Ones (album)

Big Ones is one of the many compilation albums by the American rock band Aerosmith, released on November 1, 1994 by Geffen Records. Big Ones featured 12 hits from the band’s three consecutive multi-platinum albums, Permanent Vacation (1987), Pump (1989), and Get a Grip (1993), as well as the hit, “Deuces are Wild” from The … More Big Ones (album)

“WHIT’s TIP/DOWNTOWN BABY/LAY DOWN SUSIE” the unknown Up-tempo 1973 Blues Song

“Downtown Baby / Lay Down Susie” is a song Aerosmith performed live in at least two known occasions: Frolic, Salisbury Beach MA, August 16, 1973, and University of Maine, Orono ME, September 30th 1973. This rarity is a blues rocker, and while a good work, it never really fully catches fire, a sing that these … More “WHIT’s TIP/DOWNTOWN BABY/LAY DOWN SUSIE” the unknown Up-tempo 1973 Blues Song

“Hot Toddy” the mellow predecessor to Black Cherry based on a drink and/or sex

“Hot Toddy” is an Aerosmith demo worked on during the 1989 sessions for Pump. The song is the pre-incarnation of what would later become the (also rejected) Get a Grip outtake “Black Cherry“. Hot Toddy is just a bit slower and more mellow that the later full rocker version with alt lyrics. While the name … More “Hot Toddy” the mellow predecessor to Black Cherry based on a drink and/or sex

“Take It Easy” the Karmer/Hamilton jam that got played live a full tour!

“Take it Easy” is a song Aerosmith considered during the recording process of their 1987 album, Permanent Vacations, with producer Bruce Fairbairn. It’s an upbit 205BPM song driven by a Hamilton/Kramer jam, the song runs the same bass riff in the key of A with minimal guitar work. The lack of other chords makes the song feel … More “Take It Easy” the Karmer/Hamilton jam that got played live a full tour!

“TIT FOR TAT” the Fleetwood Mac inspired predecessor to Rats

“Tit for Tat” is an Aerosmith early demo from their 1976 album Rocks. The demo was inspired by Fleetwood Mac 1969’s “Searching for Madge” and eventually evolved into what cake to be “Rat in the Cellar”. “…We had Tit for tat”, based on a “Searching for Madge”, which turned into “Rats in the Cellar”. Brad … More “TIT FOR TAT” the Fleetwood Mac inspired predecessor to Rats

“No Room in My Heart” the unfinished comeback Country Duet

“No Room in My Heart” a song Aerosmith considered during the recording process of their come-back album, Permanent Vacations, with production work from Bruce Fairbairn. While the band tried different ideas and stiles during the 1987 sessions at Little Mountain Studios, some country influences also came with “Once is Enough” and “No Room in My … More “No Room in My Heart” the unfinished comeback Country Duet

“LIZARD LOVE” the weird sexy rocker re-worked for kids that made it a decade later

“Lizard Love” is an Aerosmith song originally written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Jeff Lynne during the January/February 1992 sessions for Get a Grip with producers Jeff Lynne and/or Bruce Fairburn at A&M Studios in Los Angeles. Copyright seems to be owned by Swag Song Music, Inc., the publishing entity for Aerosmith. The 1992 … More “LIZARD LOVE” the weird sexy rocker re-worked for kids that made it a decade later

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