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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
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 30, 2012
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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
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 13, 2011
Steven Tyler says yes to Idol, but said no to Led Zeppelin

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....
By Carly Carioli  |  January 20, 2011
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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
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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
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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


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
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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
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
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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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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
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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
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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
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 15, 2008
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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
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 01, 2008


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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 .
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By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 27, 2008
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Dream on

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
By MITCH KRPATA  |  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


By DOUG SIMMONS  |  March 11, 2008
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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
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 26, 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
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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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 27, 2007

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 24


Aerosmith | Downstairs at the Middle East | November 9, 1995
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006
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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
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 25, 2006
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Boston music news - June 16, 2006

Iconic rock groupie Bebe Buell taps the Rudds; Bleu heads to LA.
Notes on Bebe Buell and Bleu
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  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
By JON GARELICK  |  January 17, 2006