Aerosmith is reborn as a killer live act on the Permanent Vacation tour

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JAN. 29, 1988 By Steve Newton Prior to Aerosmith's local appearance last week, I'd seen the Boston band in concert three times, including a show on the massive Rocks tour that saw them headlining over Jeff Beck at the Kingdome in Seattle. Each time before, they had performed more raggedly … Continue reading Aerosmith is reborn as a killer live act on the Permanent Vacation tour

Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton says some drugs “just go damn well with music”

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 20, 1994 By Steve Newton When Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton calls from Newport Beach during an afternoon stop on the band’s whirlwind Get a Grip tour, I presume he’ll be playing somewhere in California that night. Wrong-o, Steve-o. He’s doing a gig in Vegas instead. You can do … Continue reading Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton says some drugs “just go damn well with music”

Brotherly animosity aside, Aerosmith keeps rocking

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, SEPT. 8, 2010 By Steve Newton It's amazing, when you think about it. The same five guys who played on Aerosmith's 1973 debut album—and the ensuing four discs that made them the best American rock act of the '70s—are still performing in the band today. Singer Steven Tyler, guitarists Joe Perry and Brad … Continue reading Brotherly animosity aside, Aerosmith keeps rocking

Tom Hamilton talks Aerosmith without Joe Perry and the new Rock in a Hard Place

  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JAN. 21, 1983 By Steve Newton "Yeah, we're loud alright," says Tom Hamilton, bassist for American supergroup Aerosmith. "We're definitely not any quieter than we used to be--we're just better sounding." Aerosmith has never been known for quietness or subtlety. Theirs is not the kind of music for … Continue reading Tom Hamilton talks Aerosmith without Joe Perry and the new Rock in a Hard Place