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That moment when Steven Tyler forgets the words to his own song -- VIDEO

We’ve all been there. You start belting out a song you love — maybe after imbibing a few drinks — and you’re confident. You’re pretty sure you are Annie Lennox. Then comes the forgettable wasteland of the second verse, and you trail off into just making yodeling noises. Er…

That just happened to Steven Tyler — but he was singing his own song. READ FULL STORY

On the Scene at the Howard Stern Birthday Bash

The Hammerstein Ballroom was originally constructed as an opera house and, in the eyes of founder Oscar Hammerstein, was meant to return a stuffy art form back to the people. On Friday night, a reversal occurred when Howard Stern, the definitive American radio personality for two generations, found his populist form elevated by a staggering stream of boldfaced names who paid tribute to him on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

Hosted and broadcast live via SiriusXM, Stern’s home for the last eight years, the Howard Stern Birthday Bash filled the Ballroom with famous faces and crowded its stage with comedians, musicians, and fellow broadcasters to celebrate Stern’s life and career, which has evolved from the juvenile rabble-rousing of his early terrestrial life to the statelier (but still brutally honest) conversations of the satellite era. Sure, the Wack Pack was in the building, but so was Robert Downey, Jr., Larry King, Barbara Walters, Harvey Weinstein, and Hilary Swank — and that was mostly at one table.  READ FULL STORY

Steven Tyler apologizes to Nicki Minaj for 'cornfield' comment, which almost certainly wasn't racist

Not only is Nicki Minaj starting trouble with the American Idol judges sitting next to her, but she has also started beef with people who are no longer with the show.

Last week, Aerosmith frontman, former Idol judge, and scarf industry propper-upper Tyler gave Minaj—and the rest of her Idol cohorts—what for during a conversation with MTV News. “I know that they’ve got something going on on the judges’ panel, [and] it shouldn’t be that, it should be just the opposite: They should have something going on, which is called camaraderie,” he said.

“They should have something going on so thick and beautiful that they can lay it over the new talent that’s trying to birth itself. It needs to be birthed, not judged by ‘entertainment’ factors, it needs to be judged by people that [are] honest, true, that have the ‘it’ factor. Not the ‘it’ factor because they can fight. The f— is that all about?”

Tyler took particular umbrage with Minaj’s approach, saying, “These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they’re in New York City, they’re scared to death; you’re not going to get the best. If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield! Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips. Just saying.”

Obviously, Tyler was continuing his “Midwest” riff when bringing up the idea of a “cornfield.” But Minaj didn’t see it that way: READ FULL STORY

Aerosmith bring in roller derby girls for 'Legendary Child' video: Watch it here

Aerosmith know how to put together a music video.

The Boston band that gave the MTV generation classic clips like “Cryin'” and “Janie’s Got a Gun” are back to put on a show, this time for “Legendary Child,” the first single from their upcoming album Music From Another Dimension.

The narrated six-minute video finds American Idol judge Steven Tyler, hot sauce mogul Joe Perry, and those other guys rocking out in a warehouse while, elsewhere, a gang of ladies roller skate around and wreak havoc. Check it out in the video below:


Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler to team up for 'CMT Crossroads': Sure, we'll walk that way!

Never underestimate the power of an unexpected country collaboration.

When Jimmy Buffet met Alan Jackson, he re-energized his career as the mayor of Margaritaville. When Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow sang a song together, somehow they both became viable country acts. When Blake Shelton performed a duet with Miranda Lambert, he found his future wife.

And when Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler teamed up last year at the Academy of Country Music Awards to howl out “Undo It” and “Walk This Way,” they got themselves a CMT special!

The country music station has just announced that Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler are getting their own episode of CMT Crossroads, a show that throws together performers from different genres and has them sing each other’s songs. Suffice it to say, we’re excited about this one.

As proven at the ACM Awards last April, Underwood’s clear, belty tone meshes surprisingly well with the Aerosmith frontman’s howly-growly screams. Check out their original collaboration below: READ FULL STORY

On the scene at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, day two: Lady Gaga takes over the show

Leave it to Lady Gaga to co-opt a music festival featuring dozens of top-line pop stars and make it her own.

The Lady appeared on stage as the final performer last night at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and stayed on stage for well over an hour—much longer than any of the other acts. “They told me I was only allowed to play for 45 minutes,” she told the crowd. “But I think you’re all pretty drunk so you probably don’t know what time it is, do you?”

And it’s true: No one was complaining when she served up hit after hit, including “Judas,” “You and I,” “Just Dance,” and “Bad Romance,” which basically blew the roof off the arena.


Steven Tyler's new '(It) Feels So Good' video: Watch it here

Back in the day, no band was a bigger deal in the video world than Aerosmith.

Each one of their hits got a jaw-dropping video that either brought narratives to life (the spooky, intense “Janie’s Got a Gun”) or indulged in sweaty rock and roll fantasies (basically anything that starred Alicia Silverstone). They were a definitive music video band, and they have the MTV Moonman trophies to prove it.

So did frontman Steven Tyler add to his band’s majestic legacy with his solo clip for “(It) Feels So Good,” which just premiered? Decide for yourself after the jump:


Steven Tyler's '(It) Feels So Good' -- a bigger comeback than J.Lo? Hear his new single here

American Idol hasn’t produced a true hitmaker in a few seasons (David Cook was arguably the last “star” the show made), but it has certainly been a great launch pad for the judges’ careers.

Kara DioGuardi found more new work as a songwriter and TV star, Jennifer Lopez resurrected her career with some hot singles (“On the Floor”; “I’m Into You”), and now Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has delivered his first solo single “(It) Feels So Good.” Hear it after the jump:


Iggy Pop, 'American Idol' judge? It almost happened, says the punk legend

A few weeks ago, Iggy Pop performed “Real Wild Child (Wild One)” on an episode of American Idol. It was a lot like most of Iggy’s public appearances, which is to say it was manic, full-throated, passionate and shirtless.

He looked a little out of place on the Idol stage (even with Aerosmith frontman and former cocaine enthusiast Steven Tyler rocking the place up significantly this season), but can you imagine if Pop himself was the guy sitting behind the judges’ table trading bon mots with Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez?

Apparently, neither could Pop, though apparently that was a plan for a hot minute. In an interview with Billboard, Iggy said that the producers of the show dipped their toes into his pool for a brief second before hiring the new pair of judges.


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