Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Aerosmith Added to Tonight’s NBC Rock Star Telethon


As I predicted yesterday, Aerosmith will be added to tonight’s NBC telethon for Hurrican Sandy survivors. The group crossed paths with Jon Bon Jovi this morning on the Today show and worked it all out. Steven Tyler told Matt Lauer on the show today that he was born in New York, and felt a responsibility to be there.

So add Tyler, Joe Perry and the A’s to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Sting, Billy Joel, Christina Aguilera, Jimmy Fallon, Brian Williams, with Matt Lauer hosting and, I think, Colin Quinn. Sounds like they need more than an hour.

Aerosmith, by the way, was live and rocking this morning on “Today.” They have their first new album in more than a decade coming out on Tuesday. This really is the year for Old Rockers–Van Halen, the Rolling Stones, etc– but look, they can do it. Aerosmith was terrific this morning. Tyler hasn’t looked so together or sounded so good in years.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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