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Hilarious interview clip with Julian discussing his chance encounter with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and how they joined forces for “Someday“, the inspirational duet from Julian’s latest album “Everything Changes”.

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Steven Tyler Thrills Newlyweds in Washington, D.C.

Rocker Steven Tyler thrilled a pair of newlyweds over the weekend when he accidentally walked into their wedding reception.

The Aerosmith frontman stumbled across the party at The Four Seasons hotel in Washington, D.C. on Saturday and posed for snaps with the bride and groom and their guests.

The groom, real estate broker Jeffrey Roseman, posted a photo of himself and his bride Shirley Ramos flanking Tyler on Twitter.com, adding, “Look who happened to walk by our wedding at 4 Seasons DC  this past wknd, posed for pics w/ half the guests!”

Aerosmith’s TV Prank On Tour Mates Backfired

Aerosmith once pulled the ultimate rock star prank on touring pals Mott the Hoople by trashing their hotel room and locking them inside.

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry admits they got up to all kinds of mischief when they were on the road with Ian Hunter’s band and one post-show project included trying to fit everything in a hotel suite through a TV frame.

Tyler recalls, “We sat there and we were bored to tears after the show and there was a TV set, of course, and we thought, ‘What can we do?’ So, we’re gonna take everything in the room and try to fit it through the television screen… and we did that. It took us about three hours – the bed, everything.”

Perry adds, “One of the rules is you can’t use tools; you gotta use ingenuity, take stuff apart… We did it a few times and it was fun, but when you start getting the bill the next day…”

And Tyler tells U.S. chat show host Jimmy Kimmel the fun stopped after police caught up with Aerosmith at an airport.

He explains, “They (Mott the Hoople) all fell asleep because we were bliss drunk (and) I went and locked the door… and went out through the window, locked the door from the inside. So, in the morning when they opened up the door to the police or whoever, we wouldn’t get blamed.

“(But) sure enough, we got to the airport and the police greeted us.”

Steven Tyler And Joe Perry Inducted Into Hollywood Bowl Hall Of Fame

Aerosmith stars Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and R&B singer John Legend inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame on Saturday night (22Jun13).

The musicians were all honoured during a star-studded concert at the Los Angeles venue to mark the beginning of the summer concert season.

Actress Angela Basset hosted the event, and presenters included Glee star Darren Criss and funnyman Arsenio Hall, while music legend Stevie Wonder was on hand to induct Legend.

In a subsequent post on Twitter.com the Green Light hitmaker wrote, “Stevie Wonder inducted me into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame tonight. Feeling very grateful.”

Veteran actor Peter Fonda inducted the Aerosmith stars, and Perry tweeted about the honour, “Thanks to the amazing Peter Fonda for our great introduction introduction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of
Fame… Thanks to all who congratulated us tonight on our induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. We couldn’t have done it without you.”
Jazz singer Patti Austin was also among the inductees.

The event raised money for the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the organisation’s music education program for youngsters.

Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Aerosmith, Sting, More Honored at 2013 Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner’s hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy.

The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was full of star power that included Alison Krauss, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Nickelback, Petula Clark, Wiz Khalifa, Jordin Sparks and a video message from Bill Clinton.

Tyler, Perry, Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Holly Knight, JD Souther and Tony Hatch were inducted Thursday into the Songwriters Hall 2013 class in New York City.

John and writing partner Bernie Taupin received the Johnny Mercer award, and Sting kicked off the night with a performance of “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting.” Sting also called John and Taupin “my two heroes.”

John, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall in 1992, said songwriting is often taken for granted.

“I don’t mean this lightly, but when you get an Ivor Novello award or an American songwriter’s award, it means so much more than a Grammy because this is where the whole process starts,” he said.

John also used the stage to try to clear his differences with Joel.

“I didn’t see you tonight Mr. Joel, but I want to see you,” he said.

Joel responded later when he was onstage with light jokes.

“Is Elton still here by the way?” he asked. “Anyway, we’re OK. Call me. It’s the same phone number.”

Source: Billboard

Beth Hart Returns with Bang Bang Boom Boom

Beth Hart, armed with one of the most unique and heart-wrenching voices of the 21st century, and a backstory packed with incredible opportunities and lamentable loss, will return with a new album, Bang Bang Boom Boom, on April 9, 2013 (Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group).

Produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Page/The Black Crowes, Dream Theater), Bang Bang Boom Boom features eleven stunning blues, cabaret, rock, jazz and soul-influenced tracks, all written by Hart and recorded live at Shirley’s Malibu, CA studio in early 2012. Bang Bang Boom Boom is a life-changing endeavor for the Los Angeles-born singer, songwriter and musician, who brought her life experiences, both positive and negative, together for what one European outlet called “a career-defining album.”

“We’ve covered a gamut of styles on this record,” said Shirley, “and it explores what Beth loves to sing. There are some jazzy influences and some hard rock influences, even some vaudeville in there. We’ve got a little bit of reggae, and some songs that are reminiscent of that West Coast sound of Tom Petty or the Eagles. I think she’s made a classic album, it’s really amazing.”

For the Bang Bang Boom Boom recording sessions, Shirley assembled a extraordinary group of musicians: long-time “Late Show with David Letterman” drummer Anton Fig (Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen), bassist Michael Rhodes (the Dixie Chicks, Reba McEntire, Faith Hill), keyboardist Arlan Schierbaum (Joe Bonamassa, John Hiatt), guitarist Randy Flowers (Meat Loaf, Wynonna Judd), and drummers Curt Bisquera (Josh Groban, Mick Jagger, Elton John) and Herman Mathews (Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Celine Dion).

Bang Bang Boom Boom gives Hart’s eclectic influences free rein, spinning from the brassy gospel of “Spirit Of God” to the sparse “Thru The Window Of My Mind,” with her first-ever piano solo on “Swing My Thing Back Around,” and an impossibly tender vocal on the Billie-Holiday-flavored “Baddest Blues.”

Beth Hart’s story is one of intense highs and extreme lows. In the late 90s, she was on the cusp of a promising music career, signed to a major label, with national television bookings, hit singles, and great press, but her career careened out of control due to her substance abuse. Healthy, happy and substance-free now for nearly a decade, Hart has rebuilt her career one brick at a time, touring extensively in the UK and Europe, playing bigger and bigger venues each time, scoring hit singles and critically-acclaimed albums, while watching the buzz grow. Recent musical alliances with artists from Jeff Beck to Slash to Joe Bonamassa have helped cement her ongoing comeback, and the North American release of Bang Bang Boom Boom is the next step on her road to redemption.

“I was so nervous before we began recording,” admitted Beth. “But once I came in and met everyone the night before, it was just so great. I thought, ‘OK, this is going to be one of those life experiences where you are in the moment and aware of how lucky you are.’ It’s like starting over, it’s like the beginning of music again for me. “

Aerosmith Delays Much-Anticipated Album

Aerosmith is waiting to release their much-anticipated new album to avoid a chart showdown with other big names this summer.

The group has been working on new material since last July, and frontman Steven Tyler revealed in one interview that they were on course to put the record out in March.

The album was subsequently pushed back to August, and now Tyler reveals that fans are facing an even longer wait for Music  From Another Dimension! – it’s now due to hit stores on November 6.

Speaking on Cleveland’s 100.7 WMMS radio network, he says, “Too many (other notable recording artists) are releasing (new albums) those weeks (in late summer). We don’t wanna step on their release dates. So we said, ‘You know what, we’ve got the goods. (There) ain’t no doubt about it. We’ll wait another couple of months.'”

The Hunger Games Scores Four At The MTV Movie Awards

The Hunger Games stars Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence have been crowned the king and queen of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards after landing the two top acting accolades on Sunday (June 12).
   The action blockbuster earned a total of four honors, including Best On-Screen Transformation (Elizabeth Banks) and Best Fight, but the coveted Best Movie title went to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.

   The vampire franchise also claimed victory for Best Kiss – Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart made it four years in a row, but the 22-year-old beauty was left to collect the award on her own as the British hunk was unable to attend.
  The wizards weren’t left out either – the stars of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 walked away with Best Cast. Emma Stone’s co-stars and friends Viola Davis, Mila Kunis, Jim Carrey and Steve Carell all hailed the actress with funny tributes as she was presented with the inaugural Trailblazer Award, and Johnny Depp was saluted by Aerosmith legends Steven Tyler and Joe Perry as they presented him with the Generation Award.
    Depp also showed off his rock ‘n’ roll credentials by jamming with The Black Keys for a performance of Gold on the Ceiling before collecting his honour, and the actor admitted he was flattered to receive the accolade.
    Accepting the Golden Popcorn prize, he joked, “This is quite an amazing honour, truly.  It’s like a ‘Get out of the business’ award, basically. It’s like, ‘Alright, you’ve done too much…’ It’s an honour to be presented by these two legends, Steven and Joe, and these up-and-coming legends, The Black Keys, so thank you very much.” Depp’s collaboration with The Black Keys was the musical highlight of the night, but rapper Wiz Khalifa showed the crowd at Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheatre a good time as he performed his new single, Work Hard, Play Hard, and fun and Janelle Monae opened the show by performing their smash hit We Are Young.
Comedian Russell Brand provided the tongue-in-cheek laughs as the host of the ceremony, while guest presenters included Charlie Sheen, Charlize Theron, Mila Kunis, Jessica Biel and Mark Wahlberg.
   The winners of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards are as follows: Movie of the Year – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Best Male Performance – Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) Best Female Performance – Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) Breakthrough Performance – Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) Best Cast – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Best On-Screen Transformation – Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) Best Fight – Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) Best Hero – Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) Best Kiss – Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1) Best On-Screen Dirtbag – Jennifer Aniston (Horrible Bosses) Trailblazer Award – Emma Stone Generation Award – Johnny Depp

Aerosmith Debuts New Song ‘Legendary Child’ on ‘American Idol

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler briefly stepped away from his judging duties on American Idol during Wednesday’s finale to debut the band’s first new song in six years.

The song, “Legendary Child,” is the first single to be released from Aerosmith’s new album “Music From Another Dimension.” Rolling Stone reported that the album will be released on Aug. 28.

“The song is a rager, and Tyler, best known on the show for his clever, from left field one-liners, was in full on rock star mode once he got in front of that crowd,” the blog PopCrush.com said.

The band also played its hit “Walk This Way.”

The new song can be heard on Aerosmith’s website , which announced that the album is available for pre-order on iTunes .

The band’s Global Warming Tour is scheduled to start June 16. —Fox News

Steven Tyler Didn’t Tell Aerosmith About ‘Idol’

Steven Tyler refused to tell his bandmates in Aerosmith he had signed on as an American Idol judge because he knew they’d give him grief.

The Love in an Elevator singer had just rejoined the band after a spell in rehab when it was announced he was joining Jennifer Lopez as the talent show’s new judge, and he admits the members of Aerosmith found out just like fans did – from the Internet.

In a pre-taped interview with former Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres, which aired on her talk show on Tuesday, Tyler says, “I didn’t tell them. A band is like a… It’s not women. It’s men. It’s a different world. We keep a lot to ourselves. We don’t often tell the truth.

“(When they found out) they were like an old girlfriend, right – ‘Why didn’t you tell me first?’ and that kind of c***. But they’re very happy (now).”