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I saw them about three years ago and they were ON. Steven Tyler was hitting all the notes and holding them too. Joe and Brad were great too. The regular bass player was out due to cancer, but the replacement was very good too. All around great show IMO. Way better than the opening act, someone called Motley Crew or something :-

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Look. Before you start speculating and throwing around more inuendo and rumor, Tom Hamilton has throat cancer. It's a pretty agressive cancer. He's been treated for it but it has returned according to a recent article I read. Hamilton's Cancer Returns

Furthermore, the band is scheduled to play a couple shows in Hawaii. It's in the band's contract that they will perform a complete show and play their hits. If they are unable to do this, there will be reparcutions of the legal kind. From what I understand Aerosmith is not looking forward to doing these shows. If the band breaks up, it's probably the only way they can get out of the contract with the promoter.

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Aerosmith Hawaii concerts confirmed for October

 

By Star-Bulletin staff

 

POSTED: 04:52 p.m. HST, Sep 21, 2009

 

Aerosmith will finally make good on playing two concerts in Hawaii next month, after cancelling a Maui concert two years ago that resulted in a class action lawsuit, then recently cancelling the remainder of their recent tour due to injuries to lead singer Steven Tyler.

 

Promoter Tom Moffatt announced late this afternoon that the classic rock band will be performing Sunday, Oct. 18 at the Blaisdell Arena and Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Maui War Memorial Stadium.

 

Tickets for the Honolulu show - ranging from $75, $95 and $195 - will go on sale Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at the Blaisdell Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets at all Macy's locations, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Tickets priced at $65, $85 and $125 for the Maui show go on sale to Maui Arts & Cultural Center donors at 10 a.m. Saturday, and then to general public at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1. They will be available at the MACC box office, online at www.mauiarts.org or charge-by-phone at (808) 242-7469.

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From the Las Vegas Sun

 

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry said today that singer Steven Tyler quit the band following a recent concert in Abu Dhabi.

 

Bassist Tom Hamilton told the Boston Herald’s Inside Track that there is dissension among the “Bad Boys From Boston,” but that he hopes things can be worked out. He dismissed a report that guitarist Brad Whitford discussed the possiblity of Aerosmith finding a new frontman.

 

However, Perry told the Las Vegas Sun today that he believes Tyler is history.

 

“Steven quit as far as I can tell,” Perry said from his Boston home. “I don’t know anymore than you do about it. I got off the plane two nights ago. I saw online that Steven said that he was going to leave the band. I don’t know for how long, indefinitely or whatever. Other than that, I don’t know.”

 

Part of the problem, he says, is that Tyler doesn’t return his phone calls.

 

“He’s notorious for that,” Perry said. “That’s one thing I’ve learned to live with. I try to overlook it. I like to pick my battles. Frankly, the last few months I’ve been wanting not to rock the boat. I don’t want him canceling any more gigs. We really wanted to do these last four. We just kind of didn’t want to call him out or anything and get him anymore pissed off, for whatever reason. So we just let things lie. So we did the gigs and, like I said, I got off the plane and saw this online. That’s how I know about it.”

 

Perry will perform his Joe Perry Project Nov. 28 at the Las Vegas House of Blues, performing from his latest release “Have Guitar, Will Travel.”

 

Most of Aerosmith’s recent world tour was canceled in August after Tyler fell from the stage at a Sturgis, S.D., concert and broke his shoulder. The band members were unhappy with Tyler over the incident. However, Aerosmith salvaged the final leg of the tour, including two shows in Hawaii and one Sunday at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix before more than 50,000 fans.

 

After the Middle Eastern concert the band parted ways with Perry going to London to attend the Classic Rock & Roll of Honour awards ceremony on Monday. Perry said he arrived home in Boston on Wednesday and read on the Internet that Tyler planned to leave the band.

 

“He has had no contact with me or the other band members,” Perry said.

 

He says he hopes to keep Aerosmith together, with or without Tyler, but he was so stunned by recent developments he doesn’t know what’s going to happen.

 

“Right now I’m adjusting to how we’re going to go on,” Perry says. “Aerosmith is such a powerful band, I mean it’s like a steam locomotive. You just can’t disregard 40 years of four guys who play together as well as they do. We’re just trying to – at least I am – trying to figure out what direction the band should take.

 

“As far as replacing Steve, it’s not just about that, it’s also four guys that play extremely well together, and I’m not going to see that go to waste. I really don’t know what path it’s going to take at this point, but we’ll probably find somebody else that will sing in those spots where we need a singer and then we’ll be able to move the Aerosmith up a notch, move the vibe up a notch.”

 

Perry believes Tyler has been planning on leaving for a while.

 

“Obviously he hasn’t been giving 100 percent to this thing for a long time,” Perry said. “He’s obviously had this planned for a long time. To disregard his brothers to the point where we have to find out about it on the Internet – it’s like, 'See you later, Bud.’ I still care for him as a person, or at least the person I used to know. But things change.”

 

Aerosmith rose to popularity in the ’70s with a combination of hard rock and power ballads only to be derailed by drug and alcohol abuse. After Tyler completed rehab in 1986, the band rose to prominence again. There were rumors last year that Tyler had checked back into rehab after more than 20 years of sobriety.

 

Perry himself left the band for two years in 1979. While he was away he created the solo Joe Perry Project, which has now released five albums.

 

“The circumstances were different then,” Perry said. “We’d been touring pretty much nonstop for eight years and the band was just pretty much burned out on each other. We needed a break. We needed to take a vacation but blood was running so hot I just had to leave, had to get out of there. But I certainly wasn’t going to stop playing so I put out a solo project.”

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And that my friends is why I never worried about being fast!

BB King is just as good today as he was forty years ago' date=' maybe he was on to something all along...

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I know that the guitarists are going to solo stuff with other artists...im postive about that.

Even Zakk Wylde said it.

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