Watch Paul McCartney and Steven Tyler Team Up on ‘Helter Skelter’ in Las Vegas

As a concertgoer, is there anything more exciting than when a special guest shows up on stage for a surprise collaboration? It happened over the weekend in Las Vegas, where Paul McCartney and Steven Tyler teamed up for a rendition of the Beatles classic “Helter Skelter.” Sir Paul and his band, currently out on their… Continue reading Watch Paul McCartney and Steven Tyler Team Up on ‘Helter Skelter’ in Las Vegas

Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs

“That rockabilly sound wasn’t as simple as I thought it was.” –Carl Perkins “Train Kept A-Rollin’” by Johnny Burnette, the Yardbirds and Jeff Beck and Steven Tyler “Train Kept A-Rollin’” was first released in 1951 as a jump blues composition by Tiny Bradshaw. The Johnny Burnette Trio made it a rockabilly hit in 1956. The… Continue reading Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs

Steven Tyler Goes Solo – The Interview

At age 68, Steven Tyler continues to surprise. Long-time Aerosmith fans might be scratching their heads with news that Steven Tyler has just completed a country solo album, We’re All Somebody From Somewhere. But upon closer listening to the band’s rich catalog, the DNA of country holds flavor in the group’s body of work. From the… Continue reading Steven Tyler Goes Solo – The Interview

Best New Music: Steven Tyler Goes Solo with 'We're All Somebody From Somewhere' – Listen

While the future of Aerosmith has yet to be detailed, its members are as busy as ever. On Friday, vocalist Steven Tyler released his very first solo album, We’re All Somebody from Somewhere, and it’s a pretty solid listen. A country-tinged affair, the album is full of rich melodies and Tyler’s distinctive vocal flair and a new take… Continue reading Best New Music: Steven Tyler Goes Solo with 'We're All Somebody From Somewhere' – Listen

Time for A 'Reunion': Q&A with Whitford/St. Holmes

By the early ’80s, guitarist Brad Whitford and lead singer/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, members of Aerosmith and Ted Nugent respectively, had departed from their classic bands and were forging out together on a new project aptly titled Whitford St. Holmes. In 1981, the duo issued a self-titled album, packed with radio-friendly songs bursting with power… Continue reading Time for A 'Reunion': Q&A with Whitford/St. Holmes

Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)

Joe Perry (Photo: Ross Halfin)

Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith, the name of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry’s new book  is a play on the band’s classic ‘70s album which spawned such classic tracks as Back in the Saddle, Last Child and Combination. But it also serves to express how the musical community views this seasoned rock and roll star. Quite simply, Joe Perry epitomizes… Continue reading Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)

Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams

When rockers want to convey rage, frustration, pain or ecstasy, nothing works like an ear-splitting scream. Some rockers’ shrieks are so outrageous that they’ve been banned from the radio, parodied on Saturday Night Live, even earned their own Facebook page. Often the howls are the most memorable part of the song. So keep your earplugs… Continue reading Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams