“Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)” is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith that appeared on the band’s 12th studio album, Nine Lives (1997). The song was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Glen Ballard, who had signed on to produce Nine Lives but was dropped from the role halfway … More “FALLING IN LOVE” the deleted Cheshire Cat on hashish line and the evolution of the demos
“Tickle my Pickle” is a short audio insert that, along “Little Grass Shack”, was considered for inclusion on Aerosmith “Nine Lives” album, as late as December 1996. The 29 seconds track featured Tyler doing a Scottish accent and a couple of humming back vocal tracks behind the second part of the limerick: We cross the … More “TICKLE MY PICKLE” the Tyler limerick that was considered for Nine Lives
In the early 2000s, rumours of new Aerosmith studio leaks came from a popular online forum. The author’s posts claimed to have one of the 100 exclusive copies of the Brazil-made bootlegs with sessions from Pump (PUMPIN´ MY TRASH), Get a Grip (AEROSMITH SESSIONS 1991-92 & 1994) and Nine Lives (SOUTH BEACH CONNECTION). These bootlegs … More The FAKE bootlegs: SOUTH BEACH CONNECTION, PUMPIN´ MY TRASH, AEROSMITH SESSIONS
The question line “does the noise in my head bother you?” is included in the chorus of Aerosmith’s 1997 song “Somethings Gotta Give” and it’s also the title of Steven Tyler’s 2011 memoir, however, the book revealed that a small poem of the same name written during the 1996 sessions could have been partial lyrics … More “DOES THE NOISE IN MY HEAD BOTHER YOU?” the unreleased lyrics from Nine Lives
“Ain’t that a Bitch” is an Aerosmith song released in their 1997 album, Nine Lives, however, 3 completely different songs existed with the same name during previous sessions, between 1991 and 1996, as the band explored the best way to make the song justice. Joe and Steven recalled in a 1997 GW magazine interview when … More “AIN’T THAT A BITCH” and the 3 completely different versions Aerosmith wrote with the same title!
The story of a box full of Aerosmith items being found in a London dumpster in 1998 was originally posted in the AF1 forums around 2003 and gained quite a lot of attention from fans. Believed to have been found outside a Sony Europe UK office, the archive contained an unseen/heard cornucopia of Aerosmith “treasures” … More AEROSMITH LONDON DUMPSTER DATs: the story and the songs they hold!
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 “THE G-SPOT” Aerosmith’s alter ego for a one-time ’95 secret performance at the Middle East Club
In December 1994, the band opened up a music club called the Mama Kin Music Hall in their hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. Co-owned 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 … More AEROSMITH’s “MAMA KIN MUSIC HALL” run as club owners and performers as reviewed by fans and media!
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 FREDERKISEN open to writing and producing NEW Aerosmith songs and talks details of their outtakes during Rock N’ Roll Fantasy MasterClass
‘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” the Perry/Frederiksen rough that turned on to Angel’s Eye
“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” Pat Macdonald’s humorous recount of humanity for Aerosmith
“Give it Away” or “Give it a 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 … More “GIVE IT AWAY” a Perry/Frederiksen rough demo for Nine Lives that Steven Tyler liked enough to try
“Roll Away the Stone” is a song Aerosmith considered during the 1996 sessions for their Nine Lives album. Most likely just an early demo that Richie Supa bought to the band but remained un-used. The song has a very obvious “Chip Away the Stone” feel to it, and would seem like a spiritual sequel to … More “ROLL AWAY THE STONE” Richie Supa’s happy spiritual sequel to Chip Away for AEROSMITH’s Nine Lives
This song is a 1996 Nine Lives outtake according to ‘Aerofanatic’, so we can’t be too sure about when this was written. What we do know for sure is that it’s a song written by Child/Tyler/Perry; as it wasn’t used by the band, Desmond Child decided to take it to other artists. That’s how in … More “WHEN THE RAIN STOPS” Desmond Child’s broken hearted ballad written with Perry and Tyler
This album was delayed a lot and was really hard to produce and finish. The album was recorded 3 times in different studios. They had been off the road since Dec 19, 1994, and the new album was supposed to be out in November 1995, that’s the promise they had with Sony. At the time … More “NINE LIVES” outtakes, demos and leaks from the Miami and New York sessions!
“Where the Sun Never Shines” is a song left from the 1996 sessions for Nine Lives. It is believed that Marti Frederiksen and Joe Perry wrote the music earlier with an iteration of the lyrics with working title “Cheating Nights” including Marti doing temp vocals, as a version from the Avatar Studio sessions in New … More “WHERE THE SUN NEVER SHINES” is yet another AEROSMITH playful song that got cancelled for talking about ass*
“Bridges are Burning” is a pop-rock song that didn’t make the final cut on the Nine Lives album. It was originally written by Tyler and Perry with Marti Frederiksen and Joel Edward Perry during the 1996 session at the South Beach studios under Glen Ballard’s production. The ASCAP copyright information lists “Can’t Compare” as an … More “BRIDGES ARE BURNING” an explosive pop-rock guitar overload from Tyler, Perry and Frederiksen
“Bacon Biscuit Blues” is a song left from the 1996 sessions for Nine Lives. It was written by Tyler and Perry with Richie Supa, a long-time friend of the band and co-writer of songs like Pink, Chip Away and Lightning Strikes. “Bacon” is believed to have made it all the way to the end of … More “BACON BISCUIT BLUES” Aerosmith’s raunchiest blues by Richie Supa that almost made it!
“Loretta” is an Aerosmith outtake from the Nine Lives album, written during the 1996 South Beach sessions with Glen Ballard as a producer. Being a fast-paced pop/rocker with a slight punk feel (as much of the guitar parts are mostly played in 5ths), it is believed to have made it all the way to the … More “LORETTA” the Beatles inspired song about an out-of-control transgender drug-addicted prostitute that AEROSMITH didn’t use!
“Heart Of Passion” is a rejected ballad from Aerosmith’s Nine Lives sessions. A demo was recorded during the 1996 South Beach sessions under Glen Ballard’s production. It’s a very soft, slow and Christmas-like song. The demo mix does not include drums, it is unknown if the song was intended to be a more acoustic song, … More “HEART OF PASSION / THROWS OF EMOTION” the sweetest AEROSMITH ballad that could fit a Disney movie