Aerosmith members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford just met with Uruguay President Jose "Pepe" Mujica as the band continues its month-long tour of South America.
The three visited Mujica at his Presidential offices in downtown Montevideo, the city which the band played. "We believe in what he stands for," explained Tyler as to why the band wanted to meet with the President.
"We believe that some of the best American Presidents who were those that fought in war themselves. President [Mujica] is a freedom fighter; in many ways, we fight for freedom ourselves – with music – it transcends all languages.
"His behavior – the way he gives 70% of his salary to the people to build homes here, in a very small country, I think he's doing it the right way – grass roots – and we believe in that."
John was my favorite Beatle when he went solo. I related to everything he was writing. My daughter and I stopped by Central Park's Strawberry Fields to leave him some flowers.
1-GRAVITY - $55.5M – AN OCTOBER RECORD
2-CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 - $21.5M
3-RUNNER RUNNER - $7.9M
4-PRISONERS - $5.7M
5-RUSH - $4.5M
6-BAGGAGE CLAIM - $4.5M
7-DON JON - $4.2M
8-INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 - $3.7M
9-PULLING STRINGS - $2.7M
10-ENOUGH SAID - $2.1M
The producers of the Freddie Mercury biopic, which include Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, have chosen actor Dominic Cooper to replace Sacha Baron Cohen (he left because he wanted to make it 'R' rated, Queen did not.)
Peter Morgan, who did the screenplays for ‘Rush’ and ‘Frost/Nixon,’ is writing the script for this film, which has a working title of ‘Mercury.’ It will be directed by Tom Hooper, who was in the director's chair for ‘The King's Speech’ and ‘Les Misérables.’
This week, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry launched his own signature line of Rock Your World barbecue sauces.
Four years ago, Perry began his Rock Your World venture with a pair of hot sauces, a chipotle-laced Boneyard Brew and Mango Peach Tango. He has taken those flavors and smoothed them out for everyday consumption, and also added a traditional tomato-based sauce to the line.
All three flavors are for sale on both Aerosmith‘s and Perry‘s websites, with a list price of $8.99. The original is available in a 19 oz. bottle, with Boneyard Brew and Mango Peach Tango sold in 12 oz. bottles.