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March 8, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Fashion designer John Varvatos has tapped rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (yes, of Aerosmith fame) to perform at his annual Stuart House benefit, scheduled to take place Sunday in front of his West Hollywood boutique. This year will mark the 10th that the fashion designer has thrown his support -- and leveraged his considerable connections -- on behalf of Stuart House, a UCLA rape treatment center program that helps sexually abused children. A live musical set is a traditional highlight of the event; past performers that include k.d. lang  (2011)
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June 23, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
You could credit the so-called super moon rising, the fireworks, the perfect weather or some combination thereof, but an unexplainable event occurred on Saturday during the annual "Opening Night at the Bowl" at the Hollywood Bowl. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith performed their silliest, least consequential hit, “Love in an Elevator,” with a full orchestra backing - and it sounded pretty good. Tyler, one of the great vocalists of the arena rock era (and, more recently, a judge on "American Idol")
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April 5, 1987 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Around Burbank City Hall, people tell this story about developer Joseph A. Perry: In the late '70s, Perry approached the city about building a high-rise hotel in downtown Burbank. Although he told city planners he had the financial means to handle such a project, they didn't take him seriously because of his unorthodox appearance--baggy pants and untucked, stained work shirts that barely contained his ample stomach.
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June 23, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
By the light of the supermoon at Saturday's Opening Night festivities at the Hollywood Bowl, Patti Austin, John Legend and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Academy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett welcomed the crowd, while a notable trio -- Arsenio Hall, Stevie Wonder and Peter Fonda -- presented the awards. As if all that weren't enough reason for a celebration complete with fireworks, Darren Criss of TV's “Glee” introduced YOLA, the Youth Orchestra L.A., but not until after his performance with the John Burroughs High School Powerhouse Show Choir.
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October 17, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Call it a clash of egos, a publicity stunt or merely one more battle in the long-running war between Boston and New York City, but Aerosmith's recent dismissal of KISS as "a comic book rock band" has prompted a response from KISS singer-guitarist Paul Stanley. Last week, for no apparent reason, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith decided to denigrate KISS on Florida radio station the Bone. Responding to a question about the 2003 KISS/Aerosmith tour, Tyler fired this shot: "Kiss is a comic book rock band and they got a couple hits, but they're more of a comic book.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2009 | Todd Martens
The classic rock band Aerosmith may be calling it a day. Comments made to the media from Aerosmith principals Steven Tyler and Joe Perry cast doubt on the band's future, and the act's official camp is mum on providing any clarification. "Steven quit, as far as I can tell," Perry told the Las Vegas Sun in an article posted online. "I don't know any more than you do about it. I got off the plane two nights ago. I saw online that Steven said that he was going to leave the band. I don't know for how long, indefinitely, or whatever.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2012 | By Randall Roberts
If Aerosmith's definition of the sound of "another dimension" is indeed true, the world is a much less mystical place than we would like to believe. Rather than offering previously unimaginable tones and visions, "Music From Another Dimension" delivers riffs, clichés, solos, yowls and a virtual banquet of the same one-dimensional tropes Aerosmith has been offering for years. Mixed in, however, are a few gems that might be considered worthy additions to the band's catalog were they offered without such grand promises.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
By the light of the supermoon at Saturday's Opening Night festivities at the Hollywood Bowl, Patti Austin, John Legend and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Academy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett welcomed the crowd, while a notable trio -- Arsenio Hall, Stevie Wonder and Peter Fonda -- presented the awards. As if all that weren't enough reason for a celebration complete with fireworks, Darren Criss of TV's “Glee” introduced YOLA, the Youth Orchestra L.A., but not until after his performance with the John Burroughs High School Powerhouse Show Choir.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
BOSTON - Backstage in Steven Tyler's dressing room at the TD Garden last month, the flamboyant frontman readied for an Aerosmith show in the band's hometown surrounded by family, friends and tie-dyed tapestries he'd hung over the room's cinder-block walls. Guests and their plus-ones swarmed outside the room; inside a smaller crew circulated, including Bebe Buell, the fashion model with whom Tyler had his movie-star daughter Liv Tyler; Jason Bonham, the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham; and two Yorkshire terriers named Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. "Butch is the little one," Tyler said, lifting the football-sized dog to his face.
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March 1, 1998 | STEVE CHAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the phone rings in the Chatoff kitchen, it could be a credit-card pitch--or it could be a well-known actress with emotional problems less well-known to her fans. "Trust the process," Steven Chatoff counsels in a firm, soothing voice. "Trust it." Translation: Take your medication. The problem right now isn't the business. The problem is you. From his Thousand Oaks home, Chatoff routinely delivers such messages to entertainment figures--particularly rock musicians--on both coasts.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Fashion designer John Varvatos has tapped rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (yes, of Aerosmith fame) to perform at his annual Stuart House benefit, scheduled to take place Sunday in front of his West Hollywood boutique. This year will mark the 10th that the fashion designer has thrown his support -- and leveraged his considerable connections -- on behalf of Stuart House, a UCLA rape treatment center program that helps sexually abused children. A live musical set is a traditional highlight of the event; past performers that include k.d. lang  (2011)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2012 | By Randall Roberts
If Aerosmith's definition of the sound of "another dimension" is indeed true, the world is a much less mystical place than we would like to believe. Rather than offering previously unimaginable tones and visions, "Music From Another Dimension" delivers riffs, clichés, solos, yowls and a virtual banquet of the same one-dimensional tropes Aerosmith has been offering for years. Mixed in, however, are a few gems that might be considered worthy additions to the band's catalog were they offered without such grand promises.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Call it a clash of egos, a publicity stunt or merely one more battle in the long-running war between Boston and New York City, but Aerosmith's recent dismissal of KISS as "a comic book rock band" has prompted a response from KISS singer-guitarist Paul Stanley. Last week, for no apparent reason, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith decided to denigrate KISS on Florida radio station the Bone. Responding to a question about the 2003 KISS/Aerosmith tour, Tyler fired this shot: "Kiss is a comic book rock band and they got a couple hits, but they're more of a comic book.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
BOSTON - Backstage in Steven Tyler's dressing room at the TD Garden last month, the flamboyant frontman readied for an Aerosmith show in the band's hometown surrounded by family, friends and tie-dyed tapestries he'd hung over the room's cinder-block walls. Guests and their plus-ones swarmed outside the room; inside a smaller crew circulated, including Bebe Buell, the fashion model with whom Tyler had his movie-star daughter Liv Tyler; Jason Bonham, the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham; and two Yorkshire terriers named Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. "Butch is the little one," Tyler said, lifting the football-sized dog to his face.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
Joe Perry, a Hall of Fame fullback with the San Francisco 49ers who became the first player to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, has died. He was 84. Perry, nicknamed "the Jet" because of his speed, died Monday in Tempe, Ariz., of complications from dementia, said his wife, Donna. She said Perry had been suffering from dementia for about 10 years and that it was related to his football career. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1969 after a 16-season career, 14 with the 49ers and two with the Baltimore Colts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2010 | By Rich Connell
To most people, videotaping a passing 3 1/2 -mile freight train would be about as appealing as . . . well, waiting for a 3 1/2 -mile freight train to get out of the way. But to Joe Perry, an information network engineer for a downtown Los Angeles bank and a railroading enthusiast since childhood, the arrival of perhaps the biggest train ever in California last weekend was an opportunity not to be missed. "It's time to pack up again. We're heading out to the Salton Sea," the San Bernardino County resident recalls announcing to his wife Jan. 9, just after returning from a trip to photograph trains near Needles.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
You could credit the so-called super moon rising, the fireworks, the perfect weather or some combination thereof, but an unexplainable event occurred on Saturday during the annual "Opening Night at the Bowl" at the Hollywood Bowl. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith performed their silliest, least consequential hit, “Love in an Elevator,” with a full orchestra backing - and it sounded pretty good. Tyler, one of the great vocalists of the arena rock era (and, more recently, a judge on "American Idol")
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
Joe Perry, a Hall of Fame fullback with the San Francisco 49ers who became the first player to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, has died. He was 84. Perry, nicknamed "the Jet" because of his speed, died Monday in Tempe, Ariz., of complications from dementia, said his wife, Donna. She said Perry had been suffering from dementia for about 10 years and that it was related to his football career. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1969 after a 16-season career, 14 with the 49ers and two with the Baltimore Colts.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2009 | Todd Martens
The classic rock band Aerosmith may be calling it a day. Comments made to the media from Aerosmith principals Steven Tyler and Joe Perry cast doubt on the band's future, and the act's official camp is mum on providing any clarification. "Steven quit, as far as I can tell," Perry told the Las Vegas Sun in an article posted online. "I don't know any more than you do about it. I got off the plane two nights ago. I saw online that Steven said that he was going to leave the band. I don't know for how long, indefinitely, or whatever.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1987 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Around Burbank City Hall, people tell this story about developer Joseph A. Perry: In the late '70s, Perry approached the city about building a high-rise hotel in downtown Burbank. Although he told city planners he had the financial means to handle such a project, they didn't take him seriously because of his unorthodox appearance--baggy pants and untucked, stained work shirts that barely contained his ample stomach.
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