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Heavy music presenter Christina Rowatt of SF Media spoke to Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER about their recently announced Australian tour, their new album, music videos and more. You can now watch the chat below.

STEEL PANTHER is the ’80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL. The group’s lineup includes guitarist “Satchel” (real name Russ Parrish; ex-FIGHT) and singer “Michael Starr” (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. GUNS). Onstage, the band both pays tribute to and lampoons the heyday of ’80s glam metal. The group’s between-song comedy includes jests at conflict between bandmembers, discussions of drugs, sex, and improvised humor with the crowd.

STEEL PANTHER recently spent time putting the finishing touches on its third full-length album at a studio in Sherman Oaks, California with producer Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, MEATLOAF) for an early 2014 release.

Speaking to the South Bend Tribune, STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia (real name: Darren Leader) stated about the band’s new CD: “If you liked [2009’s] ‘Feel The Steel’ and [2011’s] ‘Balls Out’, you will love this record. It is more heavy metal songs that are hooky and great and fun and make you want to rock and make you want to have a good time and party. Also, there is a lot of riffage on this album that I think anybody who has ever questioned this band — ‘Oh, those guys wear spandex and it is 2000-whatever’ — these songs are going to put all of that to rest.”

Regarding naysayers that say STEEL PANTHER is a joke-metal band, Zadinia said: “Listen to our record and tell us that our songs aren’t better than most of the bands out there. How funny is that? At the end of the day, it comes down to the songs. I think our songs — without sounding egotistical — I think our songs are great. When you hear the hooks in our songs, you hear the playing and you hear the vocals, you throw that up against any band in any era, and I think it stands up.”

“Balls Out” sold nearly 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 40 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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AEROSMITH has canceled its two previously scheduled festival gigs in the Far East — Wednesday, August 21 in Shanghai and Saturday, August 24 in Taipei — due to the local promoters’ failure to “meet contractual obligations.”

AEROSMITH was supposed to make its Chinese live debut at the outdoor Shanghai Hongkou Stadium. The venue has a capacity of 25,000 people.

“We are extremely upset to have disappointed our dedicated fans,” says AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler in a statement. “They have welcomed us into their country, and due to uncontrollable circumstances, we will not be able to perform. We were so excited to share our music with them and look forward to one day returning and giving them the show they deserve.”

“We’re disappointed as we wanted to play for our fans,” added AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry. “We’ve looked forward to this for a lifetime.”

“It’s always been a dream of ours to play in Shanghai and Taipei, and meet our fans there,” said AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton says. “We were really looking forward to visiting Shanghai and Taipei and playing for our fans there and are very disappointed that these two shows have been cancelled.”

“I’m disappointed we weren’t able to play for our fans in China. However, the circumstances were beyond our control,” stated AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer. “I sincerely hope AEROSMITH will get another opportunity to come back to Shanghai and Taiwan to play for our many fans there.”

Back in May, AEROSMITH a concert in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta due to reports of a bomb threat at the Myanmar Embassy.

AEROSMITH‘s latest album, “Music From Another Dimension!”, was released on November 6, 2012, and debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart, selling 63,000 copies in its first week of release.

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Casey Patrick Tebo, the director behind AEROSMITH‘s latest concert film, “Rock For The Rising Sun”, was recently interviewed by “Sixx Sense” staffer Kyle Chrise. You can now listen to the chat below.

“Rock For The Rising Sun” was released via Eagle Rock Entertainment on July 23. The group’s connection with Japan began in 1977, when the band first played to capacity crowds in the Far East. And as evidenced by “Rock For The Rising Sun”, the band-fan bond remains strong to this day. Casey Patrick Tebo is well-versed in not only his ‘SMITH (he directed their music video for “Legendary Child”), but has also worked with such renowned acts as MÖTLEY CRÜE, JUDAS PRIEST, STEVIE NICKS, LADY ANTEBELLUM, THE AVETT BROTHERS, and RUN-DMC, among countless others.

Tebo first began working with AEROSMITH in 2006, when Steven Tyler and Tebo met through a colleague, and the singer invited the up-and-coming director (who was in film school at the time) to shoot a few of the band’s shows — for just the band’s personal viewing. Soon after, the band was so impressed with Tebo‘s work that they hired him to start directing their live shows.

Fast forward to 2011, and AEROSMITH was hard at work on their 15th studio album, “Music From Another Dimension!”, but took a break from recording to play shows in Latin America and Japan. Sadly, the Japanese dates occurred not long after tragedy struck the region, as the country experienced a massive earthquake, a monstrous tsunami, and the subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Despite warnings about possibly being exposed to radiation, AEROSMITH and crew, including Tebo, braved the risks and followed through with their visit to Japan. “I shot all this stuff and interviewed all these fans, and realized there is a love affair between AEROSMITH and the Japanese fans that was like nothing I’d ever seen,” states Tebo. “It was almost like AEROSMITH was there helping people heal.”

What Tebo was able to create is a film that not only captures AEROSMITH at their rocking best, but also, shows the group’s human side away from the spotlight. “I captured all this stuff, and when I got home to the States, I was like, ‘I know I can make something of this, I’m just going to start putting something together,'” states Tebo. “While Steven and Joe were in L.A., making an album with Jack Douglas, I rented out a theater, and emailed Steven and Joe, saying, ‘I need you guys to come to this theater. I’ve got to show you something.’ I played them the whole movie, and when the movie was over, Joe stood up, walked over to me, hugged me, and was like, ‘That was f-ing amazing, unbelievable.’ And Steven was really emotional as well.”

Tebo is confident that “Rock For The Rising Sun” matches up well to AEROSMITH‘s earlier classic home video releases. “There was a part of me — as a fan — loving these guys and seeing them live, that said, ‘Man, I would love other people to see this as well,'” he says. Soon, fans will get to experience the legendary AEROSMITH through the revealing lens of Casey Patrick Tebo.

Steven and Joe once taught me a great lesson in life, it’s called ‘Dare to Suck’ — it means, if you don’t have the balls to just go and do something, then you’ll never know what great thing you might have missed out on. This movie was my ‘Dare to Suck’ moment.”

Tebo is currently in pre-production on his first narrative feature film, and has since directed other large-scale television productions, most recently CMT‘s “Crossroads”.

“Rock For The Rising Sun” track listing:

01. Draw The Line
02. Love In An Elevator
03. Livin’ On The Edge
04. Hangman Jury
05. No More No More
06. Mama Kin
07. Monkey On My Back
08. Toys In The Attic
09. Sweet Emotion
10. Boogie Man
11. Rats In The Cellar
12. Movin’ Out
13. Last Child
14. S.O.S. (Too Bad)
15. Walk This Way
16. Train Kept A Rollin’ (credits)

The “Love In An Elevator” performance clip, taken from the “Rock For The Rising Sun” DVD, can be seen below.





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After a busy year that saw the band unleash its acclaimed 15th studio album “Music From Another Dimension!” (Columbia) and triumph with two North American legs of “The Global Warming Tour” on which prisoners were indeed taken, AEROSMITH is ramping up 2013 with the release of the album’s new single, “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You”.

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In the interview below, Absolute Radio presenter Russ Williams spoke to Steven Tyler and Joe Perry from AEROSMITH about the band’s new album, “Music From Another Dimension!”; how important it is for the original lineup to be back together; and surprised Joe with the news that AEROSMITH the best-selling American rock band of all time.

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On November 1, link textKissFAQ, the self-described “most comprehensive and most informative KISS web site inhabiting the Internet,” will launch NovElder, a month-long retrospective dedicated to the band’s controversial 1981 concept album, “Music From The Elder”.

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November 6 sees the release of Aerosmith’s 15th album, “Music From Another Dimension”. Guitarist Brad Whitford says, “the band has been playing better than ever.”

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Extra’s Terri Seymour sat down with the members of AEROSMITH to talk about their upcoming tour and collaboration with actor Johnny Depp on their new album, “Music From Another Dimension”.

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A three-minute video clip of the members of AEROSMITH — Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums) — talking to Fuse TV about their new album, “Music From Another Dimension”, can be seen below.

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Aerosmith continue to share details about their forthcoming new album, “Music From Another Dimension.”

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