News Segment


April 26, 2005

WORCESTER, Mass., April 26 — In a unique VIP access package, Aerosmith’s fan club, Aero Force One, which is managed by Paid, Inc.’s Celebrity Services, is offering members an exclusive visit with Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer and a three-day behind-the-scenes tour of recording studios and other sites that have played significant roles in Aerosmith’s long history of success. “Behind the Aerosmith Door” is an all-inclusive three-day travel package of sites in the Boston area — the home of Aerosmith — from May 25-27. Tickets are extremely limited and on sale now.

“Across the board, true fans want access to the artists, as well as the faces and places most closely related to their favorite band, particularly those that are not readily available to the public,” said Kristen Kuliga, VP of Paid Celebrity Services. “Now, unique to the industry, Paid Celebrity Services is enabling Aerosmith fans to not only meet their favorite artists, but do so in some of the industry’s most revered places where music history was made and platinum releases were inspired. We’ve promised all along that we’re going to engage fans year round with exclusive events and activities and not just wait for a tour to sell back stage passes. And now we’re delivering on that promise with a stellar AF1-members-only tour of the home of the ‘Bad Boys of Boston.'”

Offered solely to Aero Force One members, this elite group will travel to the Zildjian Factory where Joey Kramer will greet them, pose for photos and chat with fans in a relaxed, unhurried environment. Zildjian execs will escort AF1 VIPs on an excursion through the facility, which is not normally open to the public, where they transform copper, tin and silver into world- famous musical instruments that are treasured by Joey Kramer and many of the world’s top musical artists.

Fans will get exclusive access to the way rock n’ roll is made by spending a day at the legendary Long View Farm Recording Studios (which are only open to artists and record labels!), where hundreds of artists — including The Rolling Stones, Motley Crue and, of course, Aerosmith — have recorded platinum albums. Meet the director and producer of the “Eat the Rich” video for an Aerosmith Q&A session. Hear all the insider stories about the band from the Long View staff who will be AF1’s tour guides. Fans will see “The Farm’s” private video footage of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and other happenings at “The Farm” while artists lived onsite during their recording sessions. Participants will see where Steven Tyler wrote “Eat the Rich,” the piano where he cranked out “Amazing” in under two hours, and the bedroom where Steven Tyler, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have crashed (or partied!) after their various recording sessions.

Aerosmith’s high-level insiders will be with the group at Long View Farm and possibly other points of the tour to offer insights into Aerosmith’s astronomical rise to the top of the charts and their enduring success that has spanned decades. Other special guests may also join the tour at key points.

AF1 VIPs will spend the first night partying at the original “Aerosmithsonian,” a special mini-museum devoted to Aerosmith memorabilia, in The Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. The second night, they will sup at the killer Mount Blue restaurant in Norwell, Mass., which is co-owned by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry.

This incredible travel package includes two night’s hotel accommodations at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Boston, exclusive bags of swag (full of killer Aerosmith stuff like specially-designed T-shirts, pewter Aerosmith wing pins, souvenir cards and photos only available to AF1 fan experience participants), tour costs, tour transportation via motorcoach and all meals/drinks per the itinerary. Transportation from and to the participant’s origination point is not included. Cost is $1,195 per person double-occupancy, or $1,295 per person single-occupancy. For full details and to order tickets, visit the Aero Force One web site at or call (617) 572-5674. For questions, email

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