Aerosmith Bassist Unharmed In Fire
The Cape Cod, Mass., home of Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton was destroyed in a fire over the weekend. No one was in the house when a fire started just before 7 p.m. Saturday, firefighter James MurphyThe Cape Cod, Mass., home of Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton was destroyed in a fire over the weekend. No one was in the house when a fire started just before 7 p.m. Saturday, firefighter James Murphy said. An addition to Hamilton's home was under construction.
Minutes later, a second fire was reported at a barn not owned by Hamilton about a mile away. Horses inside were rescued before flames engulfed the building, Murphy said. Authorities were investigating both blazes, which caused an estimated $500,000 worth of damage. One firefighter was treated for minor injuries.
In other Aerosmith news, the group is planning to return to the road this summer in support of last year's album "Just Push Play" (Columbia). "We've basically done North America twice, although it was all major markets, which is the first time we've really ever done a tour that was all major markets," Hamilton told Billboard.com last month. "A lot of places where we only booked one show, we found we could have done two shows. So we went back and covered a lot of them again."
The group's as-yet-untitled greatest hits package is due June 25, with the new single "Girls of Summer" due to hit U.S. radio outlets in the coming weeks.
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