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Every year in Boston, the highlight of the 4th of July celebration is the free Boston Pops Concert. It is THE event, culminating in the playing of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, complete with the Massachusetts National Guard providing the appropriate percussion with real howitzers.

This year, it's gonna be a little different.

The Pops has often had special guests accompany them, but this year they outdid themselves. According to a promo playing on this radio station, this year's guests will be Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith. Aerosmith is known as a Boston band, and Tyler is a fellow New Hampshirite of mine, who grew up as Steven Talarico. WBZ is also planning on airing the concert live, and they offer free streaming over the internet.

Personally, I can't wait to hear a full orchestral version of "Dude Looks Like A Lady..."

Comments (9)

I actually got to meet Stev... (Below threshold)

I actually got to meet Steve's dad in New Hampshire; he owned a resort name Trow -Rico near New London/Mt Sunapee. My family was staying there and my brother and I were shooting pool in the game room, when Mr Talrico came over to talk to us. He asked if we knew who Aerosmith was and if we knew who Steve Tyler was. When we answered yes, he told us that Steve was his son. Later he showed us the A-frame house that Steve had back in the woods.

I spoke to Joe Perry in May... (Below threshold)

I spoke to Joe Perry in May and he was pretty pissed about Wizbang accusing Eddie Van Halen of doing Meth.

"Personally, I can't wait t... (Below threshold)
Starboard Attitude:

"Personally, I can't wait to hear a full orchestral version of "Dude Looks Like A Lady...""

Dream On.

Talarico? Like the car deal... (Below threshold)

Talarico? Like the car dealerships?

Talarico? Like the car d... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

Talarico? Like the car dealerships?

Exactly like, from what I have heard.

Doesn't WGBH-TV carry live ... (Below threshold)

Doesn't WGBH-TV carry live coverage? Did they use to? I thought it was a nationwide WGBH TV broadcast at one point.

The Pops playing Aerosmith?... (Below threshold)

The Pops playing Aerosmith?

The hell with that. I want Aerosmith playing "1812." Or "Fanfare for the Common Man."

(A long time ago, I got to play a Labor Day concert in Dallas with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra - they needed more volume, so North Texas State augmented the brass section with an extra 100 or so players. Four National Guard 105mm howitzers and a full fireworks display, all inside the Cotton Bowl.)

All I can say is STAY HOME ... (Below threshold)

All I can say is STAY HOME AND WATCH IT ON TV - we took ONE of my five kids about nine years ago, long before 9/11, and I never thought we would make it out of the subway alive. There were so many of us jammed in the tunnels that people kept mooing and bleating.

And I don't even care to discuss the bathroom facilities.

Do you think they'll do "Janie's Got a Gun"???

What was interesting was he... (Below threshold)
The Listkeeper:

What was interesting was hearing Metallica do the Imperial March from Star Wars with the San Francisco orchestra.






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