News: Aerosmith speaks out about Woodstock
Joe Perry took time out from his much needed
vacation to speak out about the mayhem at the Woodstock festival. The band
returned home last week after a series of dates in Europe which concluded
their 2 1/2 year tour.
Perry was outraged at the kids who went
wild at the end of the Woodstock Festival this year. After visiting several
music festivals in Europe where such incidents are unheard of, the guitarist
was quoted in the Kansas
City Star as saying "Some of those kids have everything and they
still want more, They came to party and hang out, but they still had to
burn things. We've just been abroad, and you see how much tougher some
of the kids have it over there, even in the civilized countries. And then
you see kids over here, torching the place where they're partying. It made
me disgusted. These kids have it too easy."
Aerosmith was originally scheduled to play
the festival in Rome NY this year but after discovering at the last minute
that they would not receive a sound check or be able to use their own lighting
rigs they bowed out.
Perry cast an eye to Europe where mass
music festivals are common place and hopes the US fans can aspire to mimic
the civil tone of those festivals in the future, instead of the chaos of
Woodstock. "...Let's just have a festival and get some music together."
the Rock n World Artist Feature for Aerosmith