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Aerosmith Performs on 'American Idol' Finale

Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 10:42PM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments15 Comments
Finally, Aerosmith perform on American Idol! The band performed "Legendary Child" and "Walk This Way." Shortly after the performance, it was announced that Aerosmith's new album will be out August 28 and be called Music From Another Dimension.You can pre-order the new album now on iTunes.


Reader Comments (15)

The Wanton Song + Walk This Way = Legendary Child

Hey, if your gonna cop riffs, even lyrical content and vocal style, you might as well lift the stuff from the best, including yourself.

I'll give them this, though, at least "Legendary Child" has Perry and Whitford doing the heavy lifting again, for a change. No matter how weird or pseudo psychedelic parts of the song may sound, it's a welcome, long overdue return to the Aerosmith signature dual guitar approach, rather than the usual overproduced piano, horns and string arrangements that plagued so much of their output over the last two and a half decades.

Let's hope the rest of the album keeps the guitars out front, but I'm not holding my breath. Yet, even if Perry gets half of his wish for another "Rocks", I'll be happy, especially if the material is less derivative than this advance single.
May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Dude looks like a very, very, very old lady and sings like she has a cold.

At least Della Reese is playing guitar for them now. Classes the whole thing up just a touch.

I kid, Metalboy!, I kid. But I think derivative is all you are going to get. If it is VH-style derivation, that could be enough.
May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHim
I was thinkin' the same thing, HIM! VH style derivative may be in store for us, but if it ROCKS it ROCKS! If this song is any indication, just as the marginally good "Tattoo" has been for VH (though, apparently, not good enuff to fill stadiums the third reunion go around for VH), at least we'll get that much out of "Music From Another Dimension".

We'll have to wait until the end of August to know for sure, but the song titles look pretty good!

p.s. HIM -- Hysterically funny! "Della Reese on Guitar"! I nearly needed the Kleenex on that one! Snot out comedy!
May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
So glad that Joe Perry finally got in tune in time for "Walk This Way"... That first song? I don't know what to think yet. Isn't Led Zeppelin gonna want their riff back?

And Brad? Maybe next time you could actually stand all the way ON the stage instead of off to the side of it?
(I swear to Gawd Brad's a dead ringer for L.A. guitar legend Brian Peacock.)
May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Yeah, Ace! Perry being out of tune did not help matters either. That intro to "Legendary Child" sounds like no easy feat even if the guitar would have been in tune.

Who knows, if Della actually came back from the dead and actually replaced Perry, even she probably woulda sounded better.
May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Hey, Ace! Brian Peacock must be a handsome devil, hahaha!!!
May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metalboy, I KNOW he read this today & laughed. He called me about it.
May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Ace! Just for the h*ll of it, I Googled Brian Peacock. I couldn't find much but that duzn't mean much as I might not have input enuff info. Was Peacock in any bands from the scene back in the day when you were in Actress and all. And what's he doin' these days?

p.s. Just watched your video of Actress doin' a scorching version of "Rock And Roll All Nite" on Halloween at The Whisky in 1990! Wish I had been there but I was marching in the Halloween Parade in NYC dressed as Nikki Sixx, hahaha!!! While I was pretending you were livin' the dream! I like how ya picked up the pace with your version. Smokin'!
May 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metalboy! Props to you for going & searching that!
And if you saw that video, you saw him. He's the guy that pretty much shares my microphone for that song.
(for anyone that cares to see it, the video's on YouTube -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px2xzejyxYU )

"Currently residing w/ Spinal Tap in the "Where Are They Now?" file, Brian "The Biscuit" Peacock, aka Britt Harlowe, aka G.B. Dyamond, is/was the other guitarist in the very first original version of Actress. He's also a shit-hot guitarist, having been a student of George Lynch's, back when George gave lessons while he was in X-Citer, pre-Dokken. If you mixed Lynch w/ Kix's Bryan Forsythe, you've got a good estimate of his guitar style. Aside from his time in Actress, he also did time in a band called "Soul Machine" that did some touring w/ Bang Tango back in the early 90's. For a while he left music behind to concentrate on a career in graphic arts, working on album covers & stuff for Peter Criss & many others.

He's also been my lifelong best friend for the last 40 years or so. And we've always teased him about looking like Brad Whitford's illegitimate son. ;) Wanna see him? Here he is.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz14/acesteele1/actress/Vguitars.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz14/acesteele1/actress/Actress-Tony-Xmaspic.jpg
May 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Ha ha! Thanks, Metalboy! (and I have to aplogize for not getting back to you on your reply post to me way back when about the first Motley gig)

Yes,it is I the elusive, reclusive Britt Harlowe aka Brian Peacock,long time reader (I told my BFF, Ace about the site and look what I started!! LOL) and VERY occasional poster on Bring Back Glam! (Ace has a LOT more time for Bringin Back Glam at work than I do..hee hee)

BTW - Ace you are DEFINITELY hired as my publicist!! Ha ha

And of course MUCH love to Aly for BBG!!!
May 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbritt harlowe
Aw, Yeah, Rock and Roll! So awesome we are in the moment with L.A. Legends, Ace Steele and Britt Harlowe (aka Brian Peacock, aka Brad Whitford)! Killer you were a student of Lynch's when he was in X-Citer.

Here's sumthin' crazy -- I got the first X-Citer CD when it came out, listened to it a few times and then it wound up in storage. Recently I have become a Lynch freak, having caught him both on The Monsters of Rock Cruise and at M3. What a Monster! Oddly, having put that X-Citer CD in storage over 6 years ago, I never made the connection that Lynch was X-Citer's guitarist. Astounding!

I would love to track down Actress and Soul Machine tapes or CDs, if either of you guys can put me on the right track!

Rock On!
May 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metalboy, I'll hook you up. e me: acesteele2003 @ yahoo .

Lynch was an incredible player, even back then. Heck, even before that, when we first saw him in the band, "The Boyz" when they opened for the Runaways. Later on, that original version of Actress shared rehearsal space for a while with X-Citer & Circus Circus, which later became W.A.S.P. That early 80's scene was incredible in that there was so much world class talent around. Not only those bands, but Nikki Sixx's pre- Motley band, LONDON and the Randy Rhoads led version of Quiet Riot. Amazing times!
May 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Whoa, Ace, will do! Incredible history of The L.A. Scene you describe. And you guys got to live it. Absolutely amazing!
May 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Cool you picked up on Lynch,have you heard Sacred Groove? Really shows his versatility! The Dokken song "Paris is Burning" was an old X-Citer song.
June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBritt Harlow
To me the melody of the harmonized part ("legendary child...") sounds extremely similar to the melody of the harmony in "get a grip".

The song doesn't sound like 70's Aerosmith to me, it sounds exactly like early 90's Aerosmith (which makes sense since this is apperantly a remake of a song originally written in 1992. They probably left it out of the album in the first place because it was too similar in style to "Get a Grip").

Still, this song rocks more than 99.9% of whats out there today, and I really like it!

Metalboy! nailed it, it's because they put the guitars in the front again. Looking forward to the rest of the album.
June 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRockyRhoads

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