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Old 04-09-2019, 11:22 AM
jeets2000 jeets2000 is offline
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In the context of this post's original topic, "who has given up," and expanding that a bit to, well, the band itself, I found this write-up about Aerosmith's Vegas residency to be pretty interesting. I am no fan of theirs and agree with the Vulture writer who put them near the bottom of the Hall's 200+ inductees, but nevertheless, stuff like this is nice to hear:

Tyler, guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer took pains to remind people that they’ve been at this, with a couple of breaks for fights and rehab, for close to 50 years.

“What the f— are you sitting down for?” Tyler said early in the show, shaming an audience member in the front who had the audacity to… sit. “Get the f— up. This is Vegas.”

Making the most of a stellar THX-certified L-ISA sound system within the Park Theater at the Park MGM, the band tore through their back catalogue with little-to-no pandering to any casual fans in attendance.


Aerosmith still rocks, hard, not in spite of their five decades but because of them. They’re tougher and scrappier than they used to be, the way Hugh Jackman is sharper as old Wolverine in “Logan” than he was as fresh face in the first “X-Men.” They’re at a point where they have nothing to prove, and could easily rely on a slew of backup musicians to carry them through their just-short-of-two-hour show. They act like they don’t give a damn anymore, but play like they do.
Glad someone is still taking this stuff seriously. Even if it's Aerosmith!
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