Fans at Tootsie's in Nashville got a shock last weekend when Steven Tyler emerged from the crowd to join Keith Urban on stage. The country superstar was playing the honky tonk as part of a promotional tour for his new 'Fuse' album when he summoned the Aerosmith singer with the riff from 'La Grange' by ZZ Top.
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times. And there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
Aerosmith were forced to cancel a pair of scheduled concerts this week in Shanghai and Taipei. The band was to play two music festivals on Wednesday (Aug. 21) and Saturday (Aug. 24) in China and Taiwan, but withdrew after the local concert promoter was unable to meet contractual obligations.
In more than four decades of being a band, Aerosmith had made many trips to Japan, but their visit in December 2011 was special on a number of levels. The Boston-bred group arrived in Japan as the country was in the middle of regrouping from a year filled with tragedy. An earthquake and tsunami coupled with a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima plant (the largest of its kind since the Chernobyl incident in 1986) had left the residents of Japan with a lengthy list of issues and uncertainties to contend with.