1. Joe Bonamassa's 'Simply Blues' Strategy Pays Off on 'Driving'

    June 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Joe Bonamassa says it was time to get back to "simply blues" for his latest album, "Driving Towards Daylight," even though he wouldn't necessarily call it a pure blues album. "Every one of my records has a word associated with it," Bonamassa, who released…

  2. Steven Tyler on Being 'Cruel' to Aerosmith Mates: 'In the End, I Get the Hits'

    March 08, 2012 4:40 PM EST Steven Tyler has no regrets over laying down the law when it comes to Aerosmith. In a profile to air on Sunday's edition of 60 Minutes, the frontman and American Idol judge refuses to apologize when CBS' Lara Logan presses him on his behavior toward bandmates Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton…

  3. Steven Tyler Promises Tales of 'Debauchery, Sex & Drugs' in New Memoir

    April 12, 2011 5:35 PM EDT A erosmith rocker Steven Tyler will publish his memoirs worldwide on May 3, promising to share "all the unexpurgated, brain-jangling tales of debauchery, sex & drugs, transcendence & chemical dependence you will ever want to hear." His book, "Does the Noise in My Head…

  4. Aerosmith Sales Up 250% Since Steven Tyler Became 'American Idol' Judge

    February 09, 2011 9:37 AM EST Steven Tyler's popularity on American Idol is boosting Aerosmith's music sales. Since Season 10 premiered on Jan. 19, with Tyler making his debut on the judges' panel alongside Jennifer Lopez, sales of his band's Greatest Hits collections have shot up more than 250%,…

  5. Aerosmith Shoots Down 'False' Rumors, Says Band Is 'Having Fun' Recording

    January 27, 2011 11:15 AM EST Longtime Aerosmith collaborator Marti Frederiksen reports that the group has been very productive during its first few days of writing for a new album at his studio Monrovia, Calif. "It's been really good, great," Frederiksen tells Billboard.com. "We've been playing…

  6. Jimi Hendrix's Family Talks 'Anthology,' 'Day in the Life' Documentary

    November 17, 2010 3:17 PM EST After a prolific 2010 that continues with the "West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology" box set out this week, the family-run Experience Hendrix label has a more modest, but no less impactful blueprint for the next couple of years. "This year has been very special…

  7. Aerosmith's Tyler, Perry Are Back In The Saddle Again

    June 30, 2010 5:04 PM EDT "The f***-yous run deep in a band like Aerosmith ," Steven Tyler tells Billboard.com, "and the best part about it is the make-up. We live to be on stage with each other and play -- because we don't really know what else to do, to be honest with you!" Tyler and company…

  8. Aerosmith Plots Summer European Tour

    February 18, 2010 5:18 PM EST A erosmith will be adding more European dates to its summer itinerary to follow up the booking at this year's Download Festival in England. Effectively signaling a settling of differences with frontman Steven Tyler that had the other band members threatening to seek another singer --…

  9. Exclusive: Steven Tyler Could Sue To Stop Aerosmith Replacement Singer

    January 31, 2010 6:02 PM EST Amidst continuing reports of other singers being approached to front Aerosmith , Steven Tyler and his handlers are taking steps to reassert his position in the band. Tyler's Los Angeles-based attorney, Skip Miller, fired off a letter to Aerosmith manager Howard Kaufman last week,…

  10. Aerosmith To Hold Auditions For Replacement Singer

    January 21, 2010 9:10 AM EST A erosmith has begun its search for a singer to replace Steven Tyler -- though whether it's permanent or temporary is uncertain. Guitarist Joe Perry told Canada's QMI Agency that the group is "already getting the word out there. The word's been out there for a while."…

  11. Jimi Hendrix Explores New 'Valleys'

    January 11, 2010 6:00 AM EST An album of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix studio recordings is set for release in March, kicking off a brand new exploration of the legendary guitar virtuoso's life and works in the lead-up to the 40th anniversary of his death in 1970. "Valleys of Neptune," a 12-song…

  12. Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Enters Rehab

    December 23, 2009 8:29 AM EST Estranged Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler says he envisions a future with Aerosmith after he's treated in a rehabilitation facility for an addiction to prescription painkillers, according to a statement released by his management company. 10th Street Entertainment announced on Tuesday…

  13. Aerosmith Bandmates Fear Steven Tyler Is 'Struggling Very Badly'

    November 18, 2009 8:17 AM EST Even as they contemplate working with another singer, Steven Tyler's Aerosmith bandmates say they're worried about their frontman's health and well being. "Steven, he isolates more and more all the time -- that's what gives it away to me that there's something…

  14. Exclusive: Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Won't Wait For Steven Tyler

    November 11, 2009 5:33 PM EST A erosmith guitarist Joe Perry says estranged singer Steven Tyler's surprise guest appearance at his Joe Perry Project concert Tuesday night (Nov. 10) in New York "really didn't change anything in my mind" about the status of their band. Tyler joined Perry and company for…

  15. Feuding Aerosmith Looking For New Singer

    November 10, 2009 6:46 AM EST Who wants to become the new singer for Aerosmith ? Guitarist Joe Perry said that he and his bandmates are "positively looking for a new singer to work with," following a rift with frontman Steven Tyler. Perry made the announcement on his Twitter page, ratcheting up an unusually…

  16. Aerosmith's Joe Perry Frustrated By Tour Calamities

    August 10, 2009 6:16 PM EDT As Aerosmith determines what Steven Tyler's injuries mean for future tour dates, guitarist Joe Perry says the lurching pace of the group's summer excursion has been frustrating. "It hasn't really felt like a tour," Perry tells Billboard.com. "It's been such…

  17. Aerosmith Postpones Tour; Tyler's Shoulder Broken In Fall

    August 07, 2009 10:50 AM EDT Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has broken his shoulder after falling off the stage during a concert on the veteran rock band's ill-starred summer tour , an insider said on Thursday. Tyler, 61, also received stitches in his head and back following Wednesday's mishap in South Dakota,…

  18. Aerosmith To Play Entire Classic Albums On Summer Tour

    June 15, 2009 2:30 PM EDT Aerosmith plans to play more than one album in its entirety on tour this summer. The Boston rockers performed all of their 1975 classic "Toys in the Attic," save for the album-closing "You See Me Crying," during the first two concerts of the trek and issued an official…

  19. Aerosmith Gets Back To Work After '08 Break

    January 06, 2009 2:07 PM EST Aerosmith is ready to return to work on its next studio album, according to a Web post yesterday (Jan. 5) from drummer Joey Kramer. "Today is the first day [bassist] Tom [Hamilton] and I are getting back together," he wrote. "We just rehearsed for two hours and it feels so good…

  20. Aerosmith Itching To Finish Up New Album

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After spending most of 2008 dealing with health issues, the members of Aerosmith plan to get back together in 2009 -- to, among other things, complete an album that group has already started recording After spending most of 2008 dealing with health issues, the members of Aerosmith plan to get…

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