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Steven Tyler Makes Decent Country Album, Shocks Everyone

Dude looks like a country singer

(Newser) - For his first solo album, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler went out and made a country record. But here's the kicker: It's apparently—against all odds—pretty darn good. “I’m looking forward to hopefully being accepted into the community of country,” Tyler tells the Arizona Republic... More »

Aerosmith Guitarist Collapses During Concert

Joe Perry hospitalized during Hollywood Vampires gig

(Newser) - Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has been taken to a hospital after he was forced to leave the stage while performing in New York City. Perry became ill around 9:30pm Sunday while performing with Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper in his side band, the Hollywood Vampires , at Ford Amphitheater in... More »

Steven Tyler Leaving American Idol

He says Aerosmith has to come first

(Newser) - American Idol will have at least one and maybe two new judges next season. Steven Tyler says he's leaving after two seasons because he wants to devote his time to Aerosmith, reports TMZ . Jennifer Lopez, meanwhile, tells AP she's unsure whether she'll be back to rejoin fellow... More »

Dehydrated Tyler Knocked Teeth Out in Fall

Aerosmith rocker suffered from food poisoning

(Newser) - Dehydrated from food poisoning, rock star Steve Tyler whacked his face hard in a shower in Paraguay today and knocked out several teeth, reports TMZ . After Tyler's release from a hospital, his manager described the injuries as "minor" and said tonight's canceled Aerosmith concert was rescheduled for... More »

Steven Tyler: Joe Perry and I Were ‘Snorting Everything’

But nowadays, all he needs is 'American Idol'

(Newser) - Steven Tyler graces two magazine covers this week, waxing nostalgic about "snorting everything" a few years back in Rolling Stone while telling People how he gets high nowadays, even without drugs. When Aerosmith tried to record a new album a couple years ago, Tyler and Joe Perry did drugs... More »

Steven Tyler to Aerosmith: Replace Me and I'll Sue

If he's replaced as frontman, the lead singer will head to court

(Newser) - Whether it’s Billy Idol, Chris Cornell, or a complete unknown, if anyone tries to take over for Steven Tyler in Aerosmith, Tyler just might take the band to court. In a recent letter, Tyler’s attorney calls on the band’s management to "immediately cease and desist" the... More »

Steven Tyler Enters Rehab

Aerosmith frontman says he's not leaving band

(Newser) - Rocker Steven Tyler has entered a rehab facility to deal with an addiction to prescription painkillers. The Aerosmith singer denied rumors he was leaving the band and said he was looking forward to getting back on the stage as soon as possible, People reports. Tyler, 61, suffers chronic pain from... More »

Tyler: I'm Not Leaving Aerosmith

Frontman shows up at Joe Perry concert to set record straight

(Newser) - Reports of Steven Tyler’s solo career have been greatly exaggerated. The Aerosmith frontman made a surprise appearance at last night’s Joe Perry Project concert in New York, assuring fans he was not leaving Aerosmith. He told fellow band member Perry, who earlier Tweeted that the band would look... More »

Steven Tyler Quits Aerosmith: Band

Move follows missed tour dates and apparent dissension

(Newser) - Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has left the band, according to rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford and lead guitarist Joe Perry, who have suggested that they're looking for a new singer. The news comes after a disastrous summer tour in which Tyler broke his shoulder in a stage fall and canceled many... More »

Tyler Just Glad He Didn't Break His Neck

He's grateful injuries aren't worse

(Newser) - Steven Tyler’s fall from the stage last week brings an early end to Aerosmith's summer tour, Entertainment Tonight reports. “Words can't express the sadness I feel for having to cancel this tour,” Joe Perry wrote on the band’s website. Tyler also spoke out for the first... More »

Tyler Hospitalized After Fall From Stage

(Newser) - Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was taken to a hospital after falling from stage during a concert at a motorcycle rally in western South Dakota, the AP reports. A concertgoer told local journalists that Tyler, 61, fell while dancing around on a catwalk after the sound system failed during the song... More »

LA Judge Tosses Tyler Blog Suit

LA judge throws out strange case

(Newser) - A Los Angeles judge dismissed Steven Tyler’s blogger lawsuit yesterday after unnamed suspects failed to show up in court, NBC Los Angeles reports. The Aerosmith frontman couldn't identify the online scribes he accuses of defamation and impersonation—that is, lying about him and his girlfriend, and posing as his... More »

Aerosmith to GOP: Hands Off Our Song

House GOP's Back in the Saddle video yanked after copyright claim

(Newser) - Minority Whip Eric Cantor's effort to rally the House GOP with a video using Aerosmith's Back in the Saddle was swiftly bucked by the band, reports TPM. The company holding the song’s copyright requested that the video—which crowed about the House GOP's unified opposition to the stimulus package—... More »

Steven Tyler Snags $2M for Memoir

HarperCollins lands "sex, drugs, rock-n-roll" tell-all

(Newser) - HarperCollins will pay $2 million to publish Steven Tyler's memoirs, Crain's New York Business reports. The 60-year-old's tell-all will delve into his childhood, his kids, “and all of the sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll imaginable,” the publisher said in a statement to the New York Times.... More »

The Sexiest Music Videos Ever Made

Nerve chooses 50 classics that still turn us on

(Newser) - From "Love Shack" to "Sexual Healing," sex and music videos have always gone hand in hand. Nerve lists its picks for the 50 sexiest videos of all time:
  1. "Addicted to Love," Robert Palmer: The stone-faced models shimmying behind Palmer exude a cool '80s sexuality. 
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Rocker Tyler No Longer Livin' On the Edge

Aerosmith dude checks into celeb rehab center

(Newser) - Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has checked into a California rehab facility, E! Online reports. The singer is being treated for undisclosed substance abuse at the center where Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab was filmed. The dad of actress Liv Tyler had been clean for over 20 years since his wild '70s... More »

Aussie Booted in 'Idol' Shocker

Stunned fans boo as voters chuck frontrunner

(Newser) - Australian American Idol hopeful Michael Johns got the heave-ho from the show last night in the biggest shocker so far this season, the Daily News reports. A surprised crowd booed the stunned singer's abrupt departure. Johns had been considered a frontrunner but the 31 million voters were clearly unimpressed by... More »

Aerosmith Rocks Guitar Hero

Veteran rockers headline first one-band edition

(Newser) - Aerosmith can add another big honor to its already-lengthy list: first solo act on a Guitar Hero release. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, due out in June, will include realistic animations of the band's 30-year history, from high school band to Super Bowl halftime act, reports USA Today. The Hall of Famers... More »

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