AEROSMITH: Steven Tyler's medical scare
Steven Tyler's medical emergency in South America was a seizure, according to the Boston Globe.
The paper cites a source saying that it occurred after Aerosmith’s show in Sao Paulo, Brazil Monday night, prompting him to fly back to the U.S. for medical treatment, and forcing them to cancel the last four dates of their Latin America tour.
On Tuesday, Tyler issued a statement saying he was "not in a life threatening condition," but needed to "deal with this right away, and get some rest and medical care immediately in order to sustain and maintain my future performances."
Aerosmith has had numerous health issues over the years. Tyler has had stints in rehab and various surgeries; bassist Tom Hamilton was treated for cancer; Joe Perry collapsed on stage last year during a show with Hollywood Vampires and has had various surgeries; drummer Joey Kramer has had heart surgery and shoulder surgery, was burned in an auto accident, and sought treatment for a nervous breakdown; and Brad Whitford underwent an operation on his head.
EDDIE MONEY: Shooting a reality series for TV
Eddie Money is jumping into the reality TV world. He'll star in a 10-episode series for AXS TV.
Production began this week on Real Money, which will focus on Eddie's home life, which along with his wife Laurie, features "eight pets, and five wild and talented children." AXS calls it "as honest and open as it is heartfelt and hilarious, capturing every moment of the family’s unique dynamic as they live, laugh, bicker and rock under one roof."
Eddie says, "We may not be the typical cookie-cutter family, but we have a strong sense of love and loyalty for each other that really shines through. It’s real, and it’s something I think everyone can relate to. We’re excited to share our lives with America, as they join us on this wild ride. I've only got two tickets to paradise, but I'm taking everybody!"
HEART: Longtime manager passes away
Heart are mourning the loss of their longtime manager, Carol Peters, from cancer.
Ann Wilson says, “Carol was a remarkable human being. She poured her soul into everything she was -- mother, wife, friend, guiding force, businesswoman and inspiration. Generous, realistic and optimistic, Carol loved completely...so she was loved completely.”
Nancy Wilson adds, “Carol was my beloved Jewish mother, matchmaker, deal maker and a ferocious Sunday dinner baker. Carol was a ball of fire in a very small package. She lit up every room she walked into and couldn't help but dance to the music that surrounded her life. She is now an angel among the angels.”
In addition to Heart, Carol worked with The Bee Gees, Richard Marx, John Mellencamp, The Cranberries, The Go-Go’s, En Vogue, Meat Loaf and Blondie. She was 72.
DAVID BOWIE: New box set on the way
The third massive David Bowie box set covering his career in chronological order is out this weekend.
A New Career in Town (1977-1982) is available as an 11-CD box set or a 14-LP vinyl set. Both packages include the four studio albums he released during that time, Tony Visconti's new mix of 1979's Lodger, and ReCall 3, a compilation of singles and B-sides released during that era.
Guitarist Adrian Belew's first stint with Bowie came during this era, as he appears on Lodger and 1978's live double album Stage. (They teamed up again in 1990 for the Sound + Vision tour.) Belew says that Bowie would sometimes call him "the young Kentuckian" when he joined the 1978 band.
"I just happened to fall into his realm at the right time when he needed somebody who could go wild on guitar. He told me one time 'I want you to be my Keith Richards to my Mick Jagger.' And you know, I sort of thought, well, okay then, I'm just going to go for that. And it worked out beautifully."
He also says Bowie was always encouraging him on stage and in the studio. "He would just say, 'Do what you want, and I'll tell you what I love'... He was really excited about what the people around him played, so he was super supportive."