Steven Tyler: hot, hot, hot.
UPDATE: Full tour dates posted below!
Look, we all know Massachusetts is full of godless liberals and so nothing is sacerd anymore, but hey AEROSMITH: if you are going to stage a North American comeback stadium tour -- trucks, planes, supersonic sound systems, acres of automobile-driving audiences -- maybe you don't want to call it the "Global Warming" tour.
We'll have more photos from the Aerosmith/J. Geils show at Fenway later on today, but for now enjoy these two.
Forget words — these days, a photograph is worth a thousand reunion rumors.
So when Boston new wave legends the Cars quietly posted the above photo on Facebook two weeks ago, the Internet caught fire with speculation on their first possible show together in 23 years. The image, recently snapped in an unknown local studio, shows surviving members Ric Ocasek and Elliot Easton on guitars, David Robinson behind the drums and keyboardist Greg Hawkes playing bass.
As long rumored, that unsexy old bastard Steven Tyler and that sexy old bastard Peter Wolf will join forces at that grand old bitch of a ballpark for a night of geriatric-rock thrillery. (Will Steven bring his nurse daughter back to Fenway, like he did last week?) Oddly, the press release we just received from LiveNation press release states that we are prohibited from using the words "and" or "at" in describing the relationship between the principles in this billing.
To hear Steven Tyler's doctor tell it, the Aerosmith frontman's addiction to painkillers has less to do with hard living than with, well . . . old age. Tyler's feet and knees are killing him from years of performance wear-and-tear: the chronic pain is evidently so had that he'll need surgery before getting back in the saddle again.
A public works crew is reportedly on its way to Quincy to clean up the wet spot left by the entire neighborhood spontaneously orgasming at the news that Aerosmith have invited Dropkick Murphys to be their "special guests" at the Comcast Center (nee the Tweeter Center, nee Great Woods) in Mansfield on June 16.