Interview With Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
Aired September 4, 2003 - 14:11 ET
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KYRA PHILLIPS, CNN ANCHOR: Tonight, the band is going to lay it down for the NFL kickoff concert tonight in Washington. Aerosmith. Taking us back, Miles.
MILES O'BRIEN, CNN ANCHOR: It's been a good day.
PHILLIPS: Is headlining a show on the National Mall that includes Britney Spears and Aretha Franklin and, of course...
O'BRIEN: It is with sweet, sweet emotion that I introduce to you from the Mall for a preview of the concert and a little chat, Aerosmith lead singer, Steven Tyler, and lead guitarist, Joe Perry.
Gentlemen, great to see you guys.
STEVEN TYLER, AEROSMITH: Kyra, is that you?
PHILLIPS: Yes. Baby, you're looking sexy.
TYLER: Oh, yes. Miles, how you doing, man?
O'BRIEN: I'm good. I'm good. It's good to talk to you guys, the pride of Boston. One of the best things that ever came out of Boston was you guys.
O'BRIEN: And I'm curious. What do you have planned for tonight? Are you going to kiss Britney Spears? What's on the docket?
TYLER: You left out Aretha Franklin singing the "oh, say, can you see?"
O'BRIEN: Oh. Well, that will be worth the price of admission right there.
TYLER: Oh, yes.
PHILLIPS: I want to see you kiss Aretha Franklin.
TYLER: Oh, I'm gonna.
O'BRIEN: Are you guys big football fans?
TYLER: Are we what? O'BRIEN: Big football fans, football fans.
JOE PERRY, AEROSMITH: Well, kind of medium. We like to follow the Patriots, because they are the home team for us. But on the road, it's really tough for us to follow that stuff.
TYLER: One of our mottoes in the early days was drop kick me, sweet Jesus through the goal post of Sony. And they finally bought and we're on it. So that's about -- we follow it. I'm a major CNN freak.
PERRY: We love the whole aspect of the NFL thing. And it's just such a great spectacle. Football is great.
O'BRIEN: So you got a dish on the bus there? Do you watch us?
PERRY: Oh, yes.
O'BRIEN: Oh, that's great. Glad to hear that.
All right, Steven, Joe, you guys have got to take us back and tell us about how you two met in an ice cream parlor. I remember this story, but you've got to bring us back, if you can remember that far back now.
PERRY: That's like about 100 years ago, I think, isn't it, 120 years ago or something?
TYLER: We both had summer homes up in New Hampshire. And I was up there with one of my bands from New York. And he was with a jam band. And on the side, he was a fry cook?
PERRY: Well, I kind of did a little of everything. It was a really small place. So we used to cater to all the kids that hang out in there. So Steven and his band came in. And I had to clean up after him. We're still doing that.
TYLER: The truth of the matter, I'm from New York and I have had french fries from Nathan's all the way back. And I just had these french fries. And I said, who made these? I want to meet the guy. And there he was in the back wearing glasses -- had tape in the middle.
PERRY: You never told me that.
TYLER: Because you made the best -- I loved your French fries. PERRY: Really? That's great?
O'BRIEN: Hey, guys, I got to tell you. Now, we did the mathematics. And you guys have been a sensation for so long and you look so good. What's your secret? Clean living, right?
TYLER: You know what? I keep my face in a jar by the door. I put a little bit of attitude in there, a little bit of sugar, a little bit of NFL and Aerosmith together, a little bit of KISS tour, a little bit of thinking about what the next album is going to be. And I shake it all up in the morning. I put it back on.
O'BRIEN: You missed it. Wait a minute. Hey, do it one more time because we were on the
PHILLIPS: Give us that smile.
O'BRIEN: Give us that smile you just did.
TYLER: I look like my daughter Chelsea.
PERRY: We have to be sensational.
O'BRIEN: Yes. Yes. Well, you guys are it. You guys are the bomb.
PHILLIPS: I got to tell you what, guys. You look pretty sensational with -- look at that, their shirts buttoned down to their navel.
O'BRIEN: I am feeling like such a square here.
PHILLIPS: Look at that.
O'BRIEN: That's -- not much I can do about that.
TYLER: Keep going. Keep going.
O'BRIEN: Steven Tyler...
TYLER: Enough about me. Let's talk about you. What do you think of me?
PHILLIPS: We're going to keep buying the music, I'll tell you that. Just keep watching us on CNN, all right? We will have a mutual fan club. PERRY: We do. We do.
TYLER: We'll be watching.
PHILLIPS: All right, love you guys.
O'BRIEN: Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, all right.
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