Last month, Aerosmith canceled dates on their South American tour so singer Steven Tyler could seek “immediate care” for an undisclosed illness. Over the weekend, Tyler seemed to prove he’s back at full strength with a performance in Vancouver at a benefit concert for music producer David Foster’s foundation. He performed three Aerosmith classics–“Cryin,'” “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” and “Dream On”; the event raised more than $10 million for children and families in need of organ transplants. No word yet on when he’ll be back on the road with Aerosmith.
Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan is currently on the road promoting his solo album Ogilala… but that doesn’t mean that he’s not up for covering other artist’s songs. He recently pulled out a version of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”. In hindsight it’s not really a surprise; in the past he’s expressed admiration for her work, and has even offered to collaborate with her in the future.
U2 are set to release their 14th studio album, Songs of Experience. In promotion of the album, the band visited Brazilian TV on Sunday, where they discussed the project and performed 2013’s “Ordinary Love”. During the interview, the band said the current political climate caused the album’s delay, with singer Bono saying, “For me, I had to make it very personal”.