Steven Tyler And Peter Wolf At Odds Before Fenway Show
August 16, 2010
Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein of Boston.com report: Curious why Aerosmith and J. Geils didn’t do a tune together at Fenway? It might have to do with a last-minute feud between the bands’ famously demanding frontmen Steven Tyler and Peter Wolf.
We’re told Tyler didn’t want Wolf to use the ramp that extended into the audience and told him so the night before the show. According to our source, the singers had a “heated argument” in the outfield as a few dozen workers put the finishing touches on the stage Friday. Needless to say, the emotions were not so sweet.
“It was uncalled for and disrepectful,” said our source. In the end, Tyler relented, but he told Wolf to also get the OK from Joe Perry, which Wolf did. “Celebrating the night by having the bands play together was a wonderful fantasy,” said our guy, “but the [argument] effectively closed the door on the idea.”
The Woofa Goofa walked out on the ramp several times during Geils’ set, once throwing a bouquet of roses he’d been given into the crowd. But it’s nothing personal. We’re told Aerosmith has prohibited other acts, including Sammy Hagar, from using the ramp during opening sets. Attempts to reach Tyler were unsuccessful yesterday.