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Aerosmith | Music From Another Dimension

Don't let Aerosmith's Music From Another Dimension confuse you. It was produced inside the normal, predictable dimension where all Aerosmith songs since Armageddon sound pretty much alike.
Columbia (2012)
By SEAN CORBETT  |  November 02, 2012

Photos: Aerosmith at the TD Garden

Aerosmith perform live at the TD Garden on July 17, 2012.
July 17, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  July 20, 2012

The Big Hurt: Diving into the billowing smokestack of music industry press releases

With all those huge buses and private jets, the music industry produces plenty of harmful waste — it's no joke that Aerosmith's latest US jaunt is called the "Global Warming Tour."
Industrial waste
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 06, 2012

The Big Hurt: Forward into the past!

COOLIO just got arrested for missing a court date . . . in 2010.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 30, 2012

An (almost) A-to-Z guide to Boston

Welcome to Boston, college kids.
From Ben Affleck to Yawkey Way
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  January 28, 2011

Photos: Aerosmith at Fenway Park

Aerosmith play a sold-out show with J. Geils Band
Aerosmith, live at Fenway Park, August 14, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  August 20, 2010

PHOTOS: Stage-side view of Aerosmith + J. Geils at Fenway

PHOTOS: Stage-side view of Aerosmith + J. Geils at Fenway

 We'll have more photos from the Aerosmith/J. Geils show at Fenway later on today, but for now enjoy these two. 
By Carly Carioli  |  August 16, 2010
Aerosmith and the J. Geils Band at Fenway Park

Aerosmith and the J. Geils Band at Fenway Park

Try as we might, we couldn't ignore the city's biggest show of the summer, headlined as it is by Boston's favorite dinosaurs, Aerosmith. The J....
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 11, 2010

The Big Hurt: Kings of Leon pooped

It's been a pretty lively year for pop music, but haven't you felt that the ultimate jam of 2010 was still elusive? Well, it's finally revealed itself: if you listen to one track this year, make it SOULJA BOY 's "Anime."
Plus ultimate 2010 jam revealed, Joe Perry wrecked, and Neil Young unplayable
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 06, 2010
So what's up with this Cars 'reunion' photo?

So what's up with this Cars 'reunion' photo?

Forget words — these days, a photograph is worth a thousand reunion rumors. So when Boston new wave legends the Cars quietly posted the above...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 28, 2010

Review: Green Day: Rock Band

Activision has pumped out rhythm games centered on a single band — Aerosmith, Metallica, and Van Halen have all had their own Guitar Hero . Harmonix has offered only The Beatles: Rock Band . Until now.
Repeat, repeat
By MADDY MYERS  |  June 25, 2010


Video: The 12 acts you should've seen at Bonnaroo 2010

When I told my bosses here at the Phoenix  that I was going to need some time off to attend Bonnaroo for my third year in a row, I expected to hear something along the lines of, "Have fun, don't die, and we'll see you when you get back."
From the xx to Jay-Z
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  June 25, 2010

The Big Hurt: Enduring the Billboard ‘Active’ chart

If you're not in the radio business, you might not know the term "Active Rock." It's not a genre, thank Heaven, but a radio format — the worst radio format.
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 04, 2010

Crossword: ''Repeat offenders''

It's just overkill
It's just overkill
By MATT JONES  |  April 16, 2010

It's official! Aerosmith, J. Geils Band to play Fenway Park. Tickets on-sale April 17.

As long rumored, that unsexy old bastard Steven Tyler and that sexy old bastard Peter Wolf will join forces at that grand old bitch of...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 07, 2010
Unitards survive the ages

Unitards survive the ages

  Truthfully I've been looking for an excuse to do a blog post in which I could use this clip of Jean-Claude Van Damme dancing in...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  March 04, 2010


The Big Hurt: Dispatches from Splitsville

Ladies and gentlemen, the unthinkable has happened: Fall Out Boy have split up.
FOB fall out; Scorpions subsist; Tyler frightens shoppers
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 12, 2010
Break Up Boy? Fall Out Boy lose a self-amputated Stump

Break Up Boy? Fall Out Boy lose a self-amputated Stump

Stump goes soloWe're not sure exactly what provoked it (perhaps someone borrowed Pete Wentz's eyeliner without asking?), but it seems that the members of Fall...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  February 05, 2010

Steven Tyler's gift to his feet? Christmas in rehab!

To hear Steven Tyler's doctor tell it, the Aerosmith frontman's addiction to painkillers has less to do with hard living than with, well . ....
By Carly Carioli  |  December 23, 2009

Sexiest video-game studs of 2009

Video-game characters get more realistic all the time - and by more realistic, we mean sexier. This year offered a plethora of digital delights and graphical innovations, and although developers don't cater to their straight female and gay male audience
The cream of the crop
By MADDY MYERS  |  December 18, 2009

The end that could have been

For a few wonderful days, it seemed that Aerosmith were finally kaput.
Three missed Aerosmith break-up opportunities
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 20, 2009


Them Crooked Vultures | Them Crooked Vultures

One day, maybe in a decade or three, somebody will dig this LP out of the future virtual version of a record crate in a Salvation Army and be blown away by the deep grooves this supergroup generate
DGC/Interscope (2009)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 20, 2009

The Big Hurt: ''Losing'' news in brief

AEROSMITH ’s disastrous summer of canceled tours and geriatric folly has taken its toll on guitarist Joe Perry, who recently told MTV that the band were on “indefinite hiatus” — which is music-industry slang for “I hate Steven Tyler.”
Aerosmith lose Joe; A-Ha lose everybody; Diddy loses bling; Corgan just loses it
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 30, 2009

Aerosmith's Joe Perry books sneak-attack gig at small Foxboro club

MTV ShowsImma let you finish, Katy, but Adam Lambert's my favorite queenJOE PERRY's out of hibernation again, gearing up for the October release of his...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 18, 2009
MJ Tribute at Austrian Castle Cancelled

MJ Tribute at Austrian Castle Cancelled

Jermaine Jackson's concert tribute honoring his late brother Michael was cancelled last Friday after press inquiries revealed the confused headlining acts didn't know they were...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  September 16, 2009

The Big Hurt: Broken bones and stripper poles

Only a few weeks ago, I was making fun of Aerosmith for their inability to present Aerosmith in their Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Presents Aerosmith tour.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 21, 2009

My first, um, cornhole

Last month, while at my friends Bill and Sarah Paradis’s Walton Street home for some backyard grillin’ and chillin’, Bill asked if I wanted to play cornhole. I was taken aback. Cornhole? Where I grew up, “cornhole” was a rough synonym for “anus.” I wasn
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  August 14, 2009

The Funn(k)y Drummer

Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009

The Big Hurt: MJ murder mystery, Aerosmith injuries

Much as I hate to bring up Michael Jackson again, I was intrigued by sister La Toya's allegations that he was knocked off for his publishing assets.
Music News in Brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 24, 2009

Review: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits

When evaluating a new Guitar Hero — or any music-related game — it helps to picture a Venh Diagram consisting of three circles: "Good Songs," "Challenging Songs," and "Songs that are fun to play on plastic instruments."
Guitar Hero does its greatest hits
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 17, 2009