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Joe Perry Stable After Reportedly Suffering Heart Attack on Stage
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was forced to leave the stage and taken to to the hospital Sunday July 10 during a concert by his side project the Hollywood Vampires.
As you can see from the video here, Perry sits down on the drum riser while appearing to have difficulty playing, and then leaves the stage mid-song under his own power. This took place during the first song.
PIX11 reported that Perry was taken to Coney Island Hospital and cites police sources as saying he was in critical condition, with Page Six saying he suffered a cardiac arrest at approximately 9:30PM. He was reported in stable condition according to both an 11:10PM ET tweet from ABC News and an 11:30PM ET tweet from Alice Cooper.
The Hollywood Vampires — a rock n’ roll cover band featuring Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum, vocalist Alice Cooper and guitarist/movie star Johnny Depp — was formed by Perry, Johnny Depp and Cooper in 2015.
“Thankfully, Joe seems to be better than we all first feared,” Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton said this afternoon, also via Twitter. “Here’s hoping he’s back on stage soon doing what he loves to do!”
Hollywood Vampires Tour Will Continue
Alice Cooper has confirmed that the Hollywood Vampires tour will continue. The Vampires had previously announced tour dates through July. The first scheduled date after Perry’s medical incident went on as scheduled on Tuesday in Kettering, Ohio.
Wednesday, USA Today reported that Perry’s publicist responded to a request for comment by telling the paper, “Joe Perry will rejoin his fellow Vampires onstage again soon.”
Steven Tyler Sends His Love to Joe Perry After Onstage Collapse…And Hears Crickets
Steven Tyler tweeted his support for his Aerosmith bandmate Joe Perry after the 65-year-old guitarist’s health scare onstage Sunday night.
“Feel the millions of prayers coming your way,” Tyler tweeted in all-caps.
On Wednesday, the Aerosmith frontman told Billboard that he’s placed calls to check on his bandmate and songwriting partner without any reply. “It’s starting to scare me a little bit,” Tyler said.
“I know they’re putting out nothing, but he’s recovering, he’s really good, he fainted, exhaustion. But I know my brother. He’s just about the only other guy that’s as passionate about his art as I am. He’s always asking me to do three, four [Aerosmith] shows in a row, and I can’t. I’ll blow my voice out. I know how to maintain my career, my health, but Joe’s passionate.
“I don’t think he knows how to. I think he’s out there and someone’s overbooking him. They’re doing like eight or nine shows in a row, or five in a row. I think they’re all a little burnt. I think they may need to look at that. Not young anymore, y’know?”
Initial reports that Perry suffered a cardiac arrest have not been confirmed or denied, and it has generated speculation about the guitarist’s ability to not only rejoin the Hollywood Vampires but also to tour South America with Aerosmith starting Sept. 29.
“I don’t give a shit about the band. I want Joe to live,” Tyler says. “I’m really concerned and worried right now that I’m not getting any news. I’m a little bummed out, and that scares me. I don’t know whether it’s heat prostration or whether he’s been working himself too hard or getting off on wrong things passionately. I don’t know what it is, but I know that nobody’s talking to me. I can only tell you that Joe’s my brother and I love him so much.”
Twisted Sister Release “We’re Not Gonna Take It” Video from Metal Meltdown LIVE DVD
Twisted Sister have released the band’s most famous hit, “We’re Not Gonna Take It” from their upcoming Metal Meltdown film.
Metal Meltdown – Featuring Twisted Sister Live At The Hard Rock Casino – Las Vegas, features that complete concert, as well as Rockshow, a bonus documentary that takes fans through the band’s 40-year ride from local club outcasts to world domination with exclusive interviews, archive footage from the ‘80s, and a photo gallery. Check it out, here.
And you know the House Of Hair takes care of its own – look for your chance to score a free DVD next week.
ON THE ROAD
Steven Adler Reunites With Guns N’ Roses for Two Gigs
Drummer Steven Adler performed with Guns N’ Roses for the second time in 26 years on Saturday night July 9 in Nashville, Tennessee, where he once again joined the group onstage to play drums on “Out Ta Get Me” and “My Michelle”. He previously performed the same two songs with GNR at Wednesday’s July 6 concert in Cincinnati, Ohio.
These two shows marked Adler’s first two appearances with Guns N’ Roses since 1990, although he performed with members of the band at their 2012 induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
The regular Guns N’ Roses drummer for several years has been Frank Ferrer, who is also part of the current lineup that boasts classic lineup members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan.
Adler was thrown out of Guns N’ Roses in 1990 due to his heavy drug use, a problem he struggled with for years after his dismissal. The drummer has long lobbied for a reunion with the band.
Adler was replaced by Matt Sorum in 1990 during sessions for the “Use Your Illusion” albums.
Guns N’ Roses Announce South American Tour Dates
Guns N’ Roses will embark on a Latin American tour in the fall. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Oct. 27 – Lima, Peru – Estadio Monumental
Oct. 29 – Santiago, Chile – Estadio Nacional
Nov. 04 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – River Plate Stadium
Nov. 08 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Estadio Beira-Rio
Nov. 11 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
Nov. 15 – Curitiba, Brazil – Pedreira Paulo Leminski
Nov. 18 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – [to be announced]
Nov. 20 – Brasilia, Brazil – Estadio Nacional
Nov. 23 – Medellin, Colombia – Estadio Atanasio Girardot
Nov. 26 – San José, Costa Rica – Estadio Nacional
A new report by The Wall Street Journal revealed that of the 25 shows Guns N’ Roses is playing on its “Not In This Lifetime” tour, 12 have either sold out or are close to selling out, and concert promoter Live Nation says it expects to sell out five more shows with an average ticket price of $130.
Guns N’ Roses Fan Claims Band Objected to Her “Where’s Izzy” Sign
A fan claims Guns N’ Roses security ripped up her “Where’s Izzy” sign at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium after the band asked for it to be removed.
Caroline Campos made the sign similar to one which can be seen in the “Don’t Cry” music video – and is also a reference to the band’s former guitarist Izzy Stradlin, who is not involved in the reunion tour.
She held it up as former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler joined the band on stage to play “My Michelle” and “Out Ta Get Me”. She claims Axl Rose saw the sign and started laughing – but the security team and stage crew later “swarmed” the area to find and destroy it.
Campos said in her Facebook post:
A GNR rep told Ultimate Guitar that there must have been some missed communication, insisting, “GN’R would never make this request! Izzy is family!” Campos, however, is sticking to her story; in fact, she’s pinpointed band associate Fernando Lebeis as the culprit.
“While it’s totally possible they had nothing to do with it directly, someone sent me a message that it was ‘probably Fernando,’” she told Classic Rock Magazine. “I Googled ‘Fernando Lebeis’ and immediately recognized him. I don’t want anything out of this except to tell the story of a disappointed fan and to say I am not lying. I have no reason to.”
Cliff Williams Will Retire After AC/DC’s Current Tour
Bassist Cliff Williams, the second-longest tenured member of AC/DC, will retire after the band’s tour. In the end, it seems the loss of three bandmates in quick succession was more than Williams could take.
“It’s been what I’ve known for the past 40 years, but after this tour I’m backing off of touring and recording,” Cliff tells Gulfshore Life. “Losing Malcolm [Young], the thing with Phil [Rudd] and now with Brian [Johnson], it’s a changed animal. I feel in my gut it’s the right thing.”
News that original rhythm guitarist Young would retire following a dementia diagnosis arrived before AC/DC completed their current album; nephew Stevie Young took over. Rudd, who performed on Rock or Bust, was then replaced by ex-AC/DC drummer Chris Slade after a series of legal issues. Finally, Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose ended up serving as a sub for Johnson when the band’s long-time frontman was faced with catastrophic hearing loss. That left Williams and stalwart guitarist Angus [Young], together since 1978’s Powerage, as the only long-term current band members.
ODDS N’ SODS
Vince Neil Charged With Assaulting Autograph Hunter
The singer of now disbanded Mötley Crüe has been charged with misdemeanor battery following an incident where he allegedly assaulted an autograph seeker in Las Vegas this April. Neil could face six months in prison if convicted.
TMZ reported that he allegedly attacked a woman at a Las Vegas Strip resort and had to be physically restrained by actor Nicolas Cage. Vince claims that all he did was push past her. The aftermath of that incident back in April was captured by paparazzi as video caught Neil and Nicolas Cage outside of the Aria Hotel. The Las Vegas Police Department confirmed the incident.
Vince Neil was initially cited for battery following the scuffle, and authorities have opted to pursue the misdemeanor battery charge against the singer. Neil’s first scheduled court appearance is on July 27.
AC/DC and Foo Fighters Make FORBES Magazine’s List of Highest Paid Celebrities
Legendary hard rockers AC/DC have made FORBES magazine’s annual list of top-paid celebrities, pulling in a reported $67.5 million over the past year. The band’s take from June 2015 to June 2016 earned them a No. 17 ranking.
Foo Fighters, who finished an intense, nearly three-year period of activity at the end of 2015, earned $48.5 million to come in at No. 45.
“From soccer games in Spain to concerts in China, fans are willing to shell out to see big names — and this is driving the celebrity economy to ever greater heights,” said Forbes.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Mistaken for Metallica at Russian Airport
Customs officials at an airport in Belarus confused the Red Hot Chili Peppers for Metallica this weekend.
“We were called into customs officials office at an airport in Belarus and they asked us to sign a bunch of Metallica CDs and photos,” bassist Flea wrote on Instagram. “We tried to explain to them that we weren’t Metallica but they insisted that we sign anyway. They had the power. Well I did play “Fight Fire With Fire” with Metallica once. I love Metallica anyways but I’m no Robert Trujillo.”
Metalheads Say The Damnedest Things
“I know that people have talked about that. I don’t really know what the real feelings of Gene and Paul…Everyone has their own point of view of what they think makes sense or what would work on not. Some people think it wouldn’t work at all; other people think, ‘Yeah, sure. Why not?’ But if there’s a fanbase out there for it, obviously it’ll work. I think it’s how it’s done. If it’s done the right way, it’s a possibility that it could be something that could work. But I personally thought it would be best to just go and find four young new guys — like when they were young and started — that had this kind of energy and the right look and everything, it’s probably possible.”
~ KISS drummer Eric Singer, about the possibility of the band continuing one day without any original members, including Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons