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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.”

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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.

Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Inductees – Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, Mick Jones & Lou Gramm and more!

Musical titans Tony Hatch, Mick Jones & Lou Gramm, Holly Knight, JD Souther andSteven Tyler & Joe Perry will become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. These legendary songwriters wrote such mega-hits as “Downtown,” “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “Best Of My Love” and “Dude (Looks Like A Lady).” The star-studded induction event is slated forThursday, June 13th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Additional special award honorees will be announced soon.

“Each of our 2013 inductees has been responsible for captivating the world with their creativity for decades, serving up a rich variety of songs for our global soundtrack,” said SHOF Chairman Jimmy Webb. “We are looking forward to celebrating their contributions at our Annual Awards Gala.”