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The Big Hurt: Forward into the past!
COOLIO just got arrested for missing a court date . . . in 2010.
Music news in brief
| March 30, 2012
The Big Hurt: Hit men get hit, plus Kid Rock, ICP, Dave Grohl, Steven Tyler, Lil B & Jay Electronica, and Bieberwatch
This week in big trouble: RICK SPRINGFIELD was arrested for driving drunk, FLAVOR FLAV was busted for a bunch of stuff, PHIL SPECTOR's appeal was rejected, and an American Navy SEAL team shot and killed gentle '70s folk-rock singer OSAMA BIN LADEN.
Music news in brief
| May 13, 2011
Steven Tyler says yes to Idol, but said no to Led Zeppelin
Here's a shocker: STEVEN TYLER did not suck at American Idol last night. Believe us -- we were prepared to hate all over this thing....
| January 20, 2011
Photos: Aerosmith at Fenway Park
Aerosmith play a sold-out show with J. Geils Band
Aerosmith, live at Fenway Park, August 14, 2010
| August 20, 2010
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...
| 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
| February 12, 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 . ....
| December 23, 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
| 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
| October 30, 2009
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...
| 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
| August 21, 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
| July 24, 2009
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
| July 03, 2009
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 .
| June 26, 2009
The Big Hurt: The week in digital mishaps
Say what you will about Kid Rock, but I will not allow you to deny that the man is a fucking artiste .
Internets threaten Kid Rock, Steven Tyler, and sexy bits
| October 15, 2008
Bringing up Baby
Few things in life are certain, but this is: a gentle, white miniature poodle named Baby is the most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world.
The most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world
| October 01, 2008
Neil comes to Fenway
First song: “Sweet Caroline”— that Fenway anthem that booms throughout the park in the middle of every eighth inning. An hour later, Diamond played the thing again “for anyone who came late to the show.” And then, one more time .
Hot Diamond-on-Diamond action
| August 27, 2008
It is somehow fitting that the Guitar Hero series should follow the trajectory of the countless rock bands who achieve too much success too soon.
Aerosmith can’t make Guitar Hero sing again
| July 28, 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
| March 11, 2008
The Big Hurt: ‘Dream on no longer’
I’m going to assume that pondering the social impact of games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero is pretty well-trodden critical territory by now.
God sends Aerosmith to Activision
| February 26, 2008
Walk this way
The fans — even the post-ironic ones — found it hard to walk away.
Aerosmith, Tweeter Center, September 14, 2007
| September 18, 2007
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
| September 04, 2007
Prepare for takeoff
By the end of Mixtape Blackouts , I’m hoarse, exhausted, and not a little emotionally drained.
Lost on Liftoff launch Mixtape Blackouts
| June 27, 2007
The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 24
Aerosmith | Downstairs at the Middle East | November 9, 1995
| October 25, 2006
Bebe does the Middle East
Dressed in blue jeans and a tight black top, Bebe Buell is in the dressing room last Saturday at the Middle East downstairs, applying make-up and massaging her bare feet.
Modest, demure and quiet
| July 25, 2006
Boston music news - June 16, 2006
Iconic rock groupie Bebe Buell taps the Rudds; Bleu heads to LA.
Notes on Bebe Buell and Bleu
| June 14, 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
| January 17, 2006
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