Posts tagged "Steven Tyler"
Spin Cycle: Aerosmith, Music From Another Dimension

Spin Cycle: Aerosmith, Music From Another Dimension

Aerosmith returns after a decade-long hiatus with “Music From Another Dimension.” Do the Boston bad boys still have the goods?

Vital Idol - Why J. Lo Needs To Keep Her Big Behind On American Idol

Vital Idol – Why J. Lo Needs To Keep Her Big Behind On American Idol

Oh, what great timing I have. Below is what I posted early Friday morning before Jennifer Lopez told Ryan Seacrest that she’s out as judge on American Idol. With news that Steven Tyler is leaving American Idol, the eyeballs turn toward Jennifer Lopez who previously has been noncommittal about coming back to the show. J. Lo was on the Today show and had this quote (as posted by the LA Times ): Everybody wants that definite yes or no … there are so many other things that [...]

The Singles Bar: Aerosmith’s “Legendary Child”

  After a series of side projects and breakups threatened to torpedo one of the only living rock bands still touring with their original line-up 40 years after their first album, Aerosmith has returned, premiering new single “Legendary Child” live on last night’s “American Idol” finale. If it’s not exactly a scorcher, it’s a lot more potent than Aerosmith’s recent track record would suggest, marrying the rough-and-tumble melodic sense of their mid-90′s period with the droning harmonies of early hit [...]

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 2

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 2

I’ve been watching this show now for five months and I had no idea the final performances show was tonight. No idea at all. And I still have no idea why. One good thing is that it’s a one-hour show which means it will be all performances with little fluff. It’s Phillip vs. Jessica in the finals. Can Jessica break a five-year drought and win one for the females (Jordin Sparks was the last female to win)? Or will Phillip [...]

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 3

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 3

On Monday, Tiffany ( @TVProducerLady on Twitter ) and I recorded a new episode of Blerd Radio talking about the final three and comparing them to final threes of yesteryear. We determined that this year’s final three is hot to deaf. This should be a fun final two shows. This is the week where the final three are celebrated with a trip home. They also get to sing songs that the judges have picked for them. I hope that Jenny Lo chooses Selena for Jessica Sanchez, Randy chooses Journey [...]

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 4

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 4

I wasn’t able to catch last week’s show live as I was out of town. And that’s probably a good thing. America, you done did it now. How can Hollie Cavanagh be on a show that Skylar Laine is not? Unbelievable. If Hollie lasts longer than Jessica Sanchez, I just might, well, I just might. I recapped the season and the eliminations thus far and gave my prediction for the winner earlier this week. And now, we’re down to four. The first theme tonight is songs about California and the second is songs they wish they [...]

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 7 ... Again

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 7 … Again

America, somebody done told you wrong. If you’re a Colton fan, I get it. If you’re a Skylar fan, I get it. Phillip? Sure. Joshua? Yes. Maybe there’s an argument for Elise somewhere. But With Hollie Cavanagh still on this show, there’s no way that Jessica Sanchez should get the least amount of votes, no matter what. Okay, I could see it if after her performance last week that she got on stage with the Tupac hologram and flipped everyone [...]

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 7

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 7

My San Jose homeboy Deandre is no longer on this show. So I won’t have that hometown rooting interest anymore. But it doesn’t matter. I didn’t think he was performing at the level he needed to as with that falsetto, he was really a one-trick pony. When DeBarge is right up your alley and you don’t kill that DeBarge song, I’m not sure what other songs are there for you to kill. Tonight, joining me blogging the show is none [...]

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 8

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 8

American Idol’s most entertaining man, Heejun Han is now gone. Even thought the judges lauded his version of Song For You, it was apparent that his vocals just weren’t up to par with the rest of the folks. (I have a friend named Hea Jin and I would love to reenact David Letterman’s Uma/Oprah bit from the Oscars several years ago, with her and Heejun. Heejun … Hea Jin. Okay, that original bit died, but that idea did run through [...]

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 9

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 9

Earlier this week, my friend Tiffany ( @TVProducerLady ) and I discussed the show so far on the latest episode of Blerd Radio . Tonight, the contestants are going to be singing songs performed by their idols. Stevie Nicks is mentoring them with Jimmy Iovine. Colton Dixon is singing Everything from Lifehouse. Stevie told him to never cut his hair. She likes the muskrat look? It’s a worship song and he put on the kind of performance that works. There wasn’t many highs [...]

Permanent Vacation: Aerosmith to Hit the Road This Summer

Permanent Vacation: Aerosmith to Hit the Road This Summer

Lock up your daughters, America – Aerosmith are touring North America for the first time in two years. The iconic quintet – even iconic singer/American Idol judge/crazy person Steven Tyler! – are embarking on 22 dates between June and August on the “Global Warming Tour” with fellow rock elder statesmen Cheap Trick. It might surprise Idol‘s target audience, but before Steven Tyler took that hilarious hosting gig, he was the frontman for one of the hardest-living, hardest-rocking, longest-lasting bands in America. Tyler and [...]

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 10

American Idol Season 11 – And Then There Were 10

With Jermaine Jones and Shannon Magrane leaving the show last week, we’re down to 10. And what a crappy 10 it’s been so far overall. The first two weeks of the American Idol finals have been wildly disappointing. The performances haven’t been all that good and the song choices have been befuddling at times. I hope it gets better this week as the crew is performing the songbook of one William Joel, who you know better as Billy Joel. Jenny [...]