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The Big Hurt: Bieber goes 3-D

This one is a few weeks old, but I think it bears mentioning: one of the dudes from COLOR ME BADD — the second-most-piratey-looking dude, if that helps — was arrested on charges of being a lady hitter. Another part of my youth destroyed; another pie
Plus Badd get bad, Loggins hits the highway, Perry slams 'Perry'
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 20, 2010
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Big Star, Little Club


 Ronnie Wood had his own albums to do, Keith Richards kicked a couple of solo CDs into the hands of fans, and the Joe Perry...
By webteam  |  September 22, 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
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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
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Interview: Keith Lockhart

"There's always some set of events, positive or negative, that color the lens that people see the Fourth of July through."
America's bandleader prepares for another Fourth
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 03, 2009
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Interview: Aerosmith's Joey Kramer

The hard-living lifestyles of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry are well chronicled: the booze, the drugs, the long, flowing caftans.
The Aerosmith drummer steps out from behind the kit to talk about his new book, Hit Hard .
By THE SANDBOX  |  June 26, 2009

Here it comes again

Is it possible to tax stupidity? If so, Maine could generate enough revenue to eliminate the income tax, property tax, excise tax, inheritance tax, and sales tax.
Gov. Baldacci's stupid approach to tax reform.
By AL DIAMON  |  March 04, 2009


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In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2

His good intentions and best efforts notwithstanding, economists are divided as to how effective Bono’s campaigning on behalf of Africa’s poor, diseased, and disenfranchised has been.
Shout! Factory
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  March 25, 2008
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Bred in the bone

Sometimes the apples don’t fall far from the tree.
Joe Perry’s kids get their rocks off in TAB the Band
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 18, 2008

Lord of the thighs

This article originally appeared in the March 15, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

Aerosmith should throw in the towel


By DOUG SIMMONS  |  March 11, 2008

Boston music news: February 29, 2008

The family who play together stay together.
Notes on Joe Perry and his sons.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 27, 2008
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Walk this way

The fans — even the post-ironic ones — found it hard to walk away.
Aerosmith, Tweeter Center, September 14, 2007
By STEVEN BEEBER  |  September 18, 2007


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Cooking with Joe

Some rock stars travel with personal chefs. Joe Perry brings a grill — a Weber.
Aerosmith’s lead guitarist has grill, will travel
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 04, 2007

Them vs. you vs. me

Many people believe the Maine Legislature is ineffective because it’s run by a bunch of idiots.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  July 11, 2007

The A list

Overall, a great list; impossible to do and make everyone happy.
Letters to the Boston editor: November 10, 2006
By PHOENIX LETTERS  |  November 14, 2006

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 3


The Rolling Stones | Boston Garden | July 18, 1972
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 24


Aerosmith | Downstairs at the Middle East | November 9, 1995
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006


Close to the edge

The last time Republicans won control of both chambers of the Maine Legislature, the country was engaged in an unpopular foreign war, Washington was on the verge of a major scandal, Congress was meddling with social issues, and the vice-president was cal
Politics and Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 25, 2006
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Robert Randolph & The Family Band

The disc captures the adrenal rush of the live shows from Randolph and his cousins, a hypercaffeinated mix of classic rock, blues, slow-grind R&B, and Sly Stone–style funk.
Colorblind | Warner Bros.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 17, 2006

Ways not to lose

In most legislative districts, frontrunners can admit to any indiscretion short of a fondness for Osama bin Laden and still win.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  April 12, 2006
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Crossword: 'nerdful things'

11 Book about a geeky niche publication whose readership went from 10 to 0?
Books Stephen King almost wrote
By MATT JONES  |  March 08, 2006

Leader of the hacks

We didn’t stick around long enough to see whether U2 played, but we did catch a good chunk of the “Steve Morse Review” at the Paradise on January 9.
Toasting and roasting Steve Morse
By JON GARELICK  |  January 17, 2006