A tape with rough guitar riffs recorded at Joe’s old Duxbury home basement, in Cohasset, Massachusetts, was recorded with a simple tape machine containing 10 riff ideas and variations. The full tape run for 1h41m40s but included extensive blank spaces and the same recording repeated twice, with the second pass sounding lower and clearer. Riff … More JOE PERRY Duxbury Basement “RUFF RIFFS” from before the Boneyard was a studio
“Dime Store Lover” is an Aerosmith outtake written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry during the early 1992 sessions at the A&M Records, in Los Angeles, for the first attempt of the Get a Grip album with producer Bruce Fairburn. A March 1992 demo of the song starts as a ballad with a sweet innocent-sounding … More “DIME STORE LOVER” the disjointed half-spoken rocker rejected for AEROSMITH’s ‘Get a Grip’
“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
After the success of Permanent Vacations and Pump, Aerosmith manager of the time, Tim Collins, thought it would be a good idea to record the writing and recording process of their follow up album. A video crew followed the band around the studio and LA while they worked and rehearsed new tacks, discussed with producer … More MAKING OF GET A GRIP unreleased DOCUMENTARY project and the tapes recorded with +50 hours of AEROSMITH footage!
“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. One of the alternatives songs written with the same name was … More “AIN’T THAT A BITCH” 1992 completely different song that kept the original concept
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
“Sedona Sunrise” was an Aerosmith outtake from the Pump 1989 sessions co-written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Jim Vallance. It’s country flavour differenced it from all the other songs in Pump and was likely the reason it was omitted by the record label. According to Vallance: “Sedona Sunrise” was started during the writing sessions … More “SEDONA SUNRISE” Aerosmith’s country song from Pump 17 years in the making!
“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!
“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
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 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” outtakes, demos, sessions and leaks!
“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
‘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 on board to manage the recordings of a host of concerts and the ultimate production of this … More “GREATEST HITS LIVE” the unreleased 1995 album that AEROSMITH shelved
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
“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 taken inspiration from Pink Floyd’s … More “IS ANYBODY OUT THERE?” the melodic mid-tempo 3-time outtake
“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 seems to indicate that it was written during a solo session between Tyler and Warren (maybe … More “GOOD THANG” the Diane Warren ballad that wasn’t a hit