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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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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 Examiner.com, 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 People.com, 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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KISS frontman Paul Stanley sang the U.S. national athem, “Star-Spangled Banner”, on Sunday, August 25 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles before the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Check out video footage of his rendition below. Photos are available at this location.

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler‘s May 27, 2001 version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 85th Indianapolis 500 — where he came under criticism after he replaced “home of the brave’” with “home of the Indianapolis 500″ — made Billboard magazine’s “10 worst national anthem performances ever.”

POISON vocalist Bret Michaels sang the national anthem in November 2010 at NASCAR‘s series-crowning Ford Championship Weekend. However, since Bret apparently couldn’t hit any of the high notes, he had a local singer named Nanette Molina perform the song with him.

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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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According to The Pulse Of Radio, AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford shed some light on the band’s dark period in 2010 when it looked like Steven Tyler would be replaced.

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AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler has revealed to RollingStone.com that he will undergo knee surgery later this year.

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The singer discussed his upcoming solo release, stressing that it doesn’t mean Aerosmith was put on hold.

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During a brand new interview with Billboard.com, AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler spoke about his plans to record his long-in-the-making solo album, hopefully for release in 2014 and including possible collaborations with Johnny Depp and Elton John, among others.

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