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Upcoming Tours: Rock legends to hit the road this summer.

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On September 18, AEROSMITH drummer and Rockin’ & Roastin’ creator, Joey Kramer, will make appearances at Big Y in Franklin and Walpole. In July, Kramer announced that his Rockin’ & Roastin’ organic coffee line would start gracing the shelves of all 29 Big Y locations throughout Massachusetts in August.

To celebrate this partnership, Kramer will hit up the two Big Y locations to mix and mingle with local shoppers and fans alike. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet, chat and pose for photos with Kramer, while checking out the latest offerings from Rockin’ & Roastin’. Kramer also will be personalizing Rockin’ & Roastin’ purchases with his legendary signature, making it a delicious collector’s item.

Available in whole-bean and ground versions, Kramer‘s trio of brews from Ethiopia, Guatemala and Sumatra are currently on the shelves of Big Y in Franklin and Walpole retailing for $7.99-$8.99 per 12-ounce bag.

Big Y
348 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038 ‎
Wednesday, September 18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Big Y
1111 Providence Highway
Walpole, MA 02081
Wednesday, September 18 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

This event is complimentary to the public. With purchase of a Rockin’ & Roastin’ bag of coffee, Kramer will personally autograph it.

For more information, visit

Kramer is a coffee-loving Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer. The story of Joey Kramer‘s Rockin’ & Roastin’ organic, custom-roasted coffee blends begins in the field. Unlike “sun grown” coffee that’s cheaper to produce but requires chemical fertilizers and pesticides and leads to the destruction of native rainforests, Rockin’ & Roastin’ coffee is lovingly cultivated using the traditional “shade grown” method, under a canopy of indigenous trees. This sustainable practice supports a wide diversity of plant and animal life, provides food and shelter to migrating birds, and helps to filter carbon dioxide from the air, reducing the danger of global warming. There is currently a trio of international blends offered: two Dark roasts, from Sumatra and Ethiopia; and, a Dark-Medium, hailing from Guatemala.

“I think the biggest hurdle that I’ll have is getting the message out there that it’s not just another celebrity lending his name to make money. I’m hands-on,” Kramer told Union Leader. “I have a great team that I put together, and we’re obsessed with bringing quality gourmet coffee to the market for a reasonable retail price.”


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After 11 years as a member of CRADLE TO GRAVE, founding lead vocalist Greg Cavanagh (ex-BOTTOM FEEDER, FALLEN DECADE) has left the southern rock-influenced Canadian metal band. The split was amicable and Cavanagh will focus on other endeavors.

CRADLE TO GRAVE didn’t have to look very far to find a replacement; Brian “Messiah” Langley (ex-INFERNAL MAJESTY, TYRANTS BLOOD, AGGRESSION), who is the band’s second guitarist, will take over vocal duties.

CRADLE TO GRAVE will release two separate EPs on October 19: a physical one that is entitled “Dust” and one that will be available on iTunes via Year Of The Sun Records entitled “Ice”. Both EPs will feature the newest single “Ice”. “Dust” will include CRADLE TO GRAVE renditions of AEROSMITH‘s “Last Child”, NAZARETH‘s “Miss Misery” featuring Devin Townsend on vocals, and “Sufrira”, a previously unreleased CRADLE TO GRAVE track from 2006. “Ice” will feature the previously unreleased songs “Old Nick’s Blues”, “Within Forever” and “The End Of My Life”.

CRADLE TO GRAVE will perform at Funky’s Thrasherbalt in Vancouver, Brtiish Columbia on October 19 to introduce the new EPs.

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Jacky BamBam of Philadelphia’s 93.3 WMMR radio station recently conducted an interview with Jimmy Crespo about the former AEROSMITH guitarist’s involvement with “When Rod Was God”, the tribute band featuring the actual touring band that played and co-wrote many of Stewart‘s hits. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

Jimmy is best known as the man who replaced Joe Perry in AEROSMITH from 1979 to 1984. In addition to appearing on the “Night In The Ruts” album, Jimmy co-wrote the majority of songs and performed almost all the guitar on “Rock In A Hard Place”.

Interview (audio):

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, Steven Tyler appears today (September 10) on the syndicated “The Dr. Oz Show” and talks frankly about his long battle with addiction. Tyler recalls key moments in his journey, hitting rock bottom, and checking himself into the Betty Ford Center. He credits Dr. Harry Haroutunian — the physician director of the center — with helping him recapture his life. Dr. Haroutunian touches on how the AEROSMITH frontman has written the foreword to his new book “Being Sober”, and explains the message he wants readers to take away.

On the show, Tyler explains how he came to fall off the wagon after years of being straight: “I had a bunch of operations and simply didn’t follow my program and I kept the drugs by the side of my bed so I just did more instead of doing what was prescribed. Remember, I’m a very good drug addict because I’ve done it for so many years.”

On today’s show, Tyler makes a bold claim as to who’s to blame for getting drugs out to the masses these days: “Y’know who the new dealers are? They’re doctors. The dealers aren’t on the street. It’s not a shady guy on the street. Y’know how many doctors I’ve gone to and said, ‘I, I, I’m in a 12-Step program, I’ve been sober for. . .’ He goes, ‘Ah, good for you!’ On the way out he says, ‘You need something to sleep tonight?’ And I’m trying to tell him that I can’t take anything that’s mood altering, ’cause if I do, I like to ride it. We all do, right? You get on a water ski, you wanna go again next week. Kiss her — I wanna do it again [laughs]! It’s ‘euphoric recall,’ it’s not so odd. It’s what humans — y’know, we’re all touchy-feely; even those that say that they’re not and men that don’t cry, they still want to be touched by their mothers. Skin is the biggest organ in the body. So, we like that feeling of, y’know, opiates.”

Steven Tyler admits that he was left ravaged on every level from his years of addiction: “My sobriety cost me nothing less than everything. . . It’s serious when you lose your kids, your children, your wife, your band, your job and you’ll never understand why, because you’re an addict. You can’t figure that out.”

Check your local listings for “The Dr. Oz Show” stations and times.

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Pair play Walk This Way/La Grange combo at intimate club show.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, SKILLET has always made music a family affair, with frontman John Cooper and his wife, keyboardist Korey Cooper, bringing their kids on the road for several years now. But the Coopers expanded on that recently by including both their son and daughter on their latest album, “Rise”. John Cooper told Loudwire how that came out, explaining, “We were putting together these interludes, because we wanted to tell a story, and I thought the songs went really well together. I was trying to figure out what to do between these songs. In my house we have a workout/studio room. I was on the treadmill and my wife and daughter walked in. My daughter was holding a microphone. I asked what they were doing, and my wife said she had an idea. It turned out really, really well. It was something we weren’t planning on.”

Asked how his daughter felt hearing herself on the record, Cooper said, “She thinks it’s really cool. Of course that meant we had to get my son in there somewhere, too, because he was really excited.”

Cooper told The Pulse Of Radio that he enjoys seeing SKILLET fans now bringing their kids to the band’s shows. “It’s very cool to go to a concert and just see a dad with his 12-year-old son, and they’re both rocking out to SKILLET because their dad bought our first record when he was in high school or whatever,” he said. “You go to a BON JOVI show or a NICKELBACK show, AEROSMITH, that’s what you see — you see generations of fans. And SKILLET is still, you know, quite young, but we have those generations. I think that that’s really awesome.”

“Rise”, SKILLET‘s ninth studio album, is also the group’s first concept record. It debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart back in June and features the singles “Sick Of It” and “Not Gonna Die”.

SKILLET is currently on the Carnival Of Madness tour with SHINEDOWN and other acts, with the trek stopping in Morrison, Colorado on Tuesday (September 10) and winding down in Puyallup, Washington on September 18.

The quartet will then head out on a month-long European tour as openers for NICKELBACK beginning in late October, with Russian dates penciled in for December.

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AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler joined the band’s frequent collaborator, singer-songwriter Marti Frederiksen, on stage last night (Tuesday, September 3) at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee to perform two songs: “Dream On” and “Jaded”. Fan-filmed video footage of Steven‘s appearance can be seen below.

In an October 2012 interview with, Marti stated about his relationship with AEROSMITH: “I have been working AEROSMITH now since the late ’90s. My first time was with the album ‘Nine Lives’ and I was the co-writer on that. And then I got to co-produce on ‘Just Push Play’. And I have worked on a couple things between that and now. So I have been in the touch them and I became pretty good friends with Steven now and we hang out a lot. We just came around to write some more stuff for this new record and I was able to get five songs on their new album, three of them I produced with Steven. It’s always a pleasure to work with the band.”

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AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler will guest on the September 10 episode of the three-time Emmy Award-winning, critically acclaimed and nationally syndicated “The Dr. Oz Show”.

“The Dr. Oz Show”, hosted by the two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host Dr. Mehmet Oz, is now in its fifth season.

“The Dr. Oz Show”, which is currently seen in 118 countries worldwide, debuted domestically in 2009 with the biggest ratings in nine years in daytime television.

Speaking candidly about his past drug addictions with, Tyler said in a 2012 interview, “I blew 20 million. I snorted my Porsche, I snorted my plane, I snorted my house in that din of drugs and booze and being lost.” He added, “I kept my medicine cabinet on stage, in a 14-inch drum head, the bottom of which contained . . . one Dixie cup (paper cup) with a straw and blow (cocaine) in it and the other with Coca-Cola and Jack Daniels in it.”

In his memoir “Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?”, Tyler goes into detail in the tome about the stage injury that led him back to drugs and eventually another stint in rehab in late 2009, during which AEROSMITH flirted with the idea of hiring a new vocalist.

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD took part in a question-and-answer session earlier today (Tuesday, August 27). The session, which was hosted by Nicole Alvarez of the Los Angeles radio station KROQ, took place at the Warner Bros. Records Patio in Burbank, California and is now available for viewing below.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD recently notched the fifth No. 1 single of the band’s career with “Hail To The King”, the title track of its newly released album. What sets AVENGED SEVENFOLD apart from a number of other current rock acts is that they have not used outside songwriters to help them write songs for the radio. In fact, singer M. Shadows told The Pulse Of Radio it never occurred to them. “I didn’t even know many rock bands used other writers,” he said. “I knew they did in the past — I knew Alice Cooper used to and, you know, AEROSMITH would use other writers. Coming from Warped Tour and the punk rock background that we came from, it never even crossed our mind. To us, it’s like, we try to create our art, and if we don’t have that creative outlet and it’s not working, I’d rather just wait it out until something that we want to say and we want to put down comes. But bringing in another writer never, ever crossed our mind.”

“Hail To The King”, the band’s sixth studio album, arrived on August 27.

The CD is AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s follow-up to 2010’s chart-topping “Nightmare”.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will begin a fall headlining North American tour on October 3 in Chicago, concluding on October 26 in Las Vegas. Support on the road trip will come from DEFTONES and GHOST.


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