Naama Goldstein, who lives on Comm. Ave., writes her city councilor about the problems caused by the Monday Aerosmith concert - more specifically, the way the entire street was shut down without any coordination with Boston Public Schools to deal with kids who take buses to school:
No, they're not trying to tie Allston up in knots - that's just a side bonus. From a press release:
The Music Museum Of New England (MM/ONE) is launching the Boston Music Trail by unveiling the first of several markers honoring sites significant to the musical history of the city. The marker will be installed at 1325 Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton, where Aerosmith lived together and rehearsed in the basement when the band first moved to Boston in 1971 to begin its storied career. ...
The first phase of the Trail, involving six locations, is being funded by Music Drives Us, a foundation created by Ernie Boch Jr., of the renowned automotive family, to support music education, preservation and awareness throughout New England.
The Globe reports Comm. Ave. in Allston will be shut between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. between Harvard and Allston - and the Green Line shut starting at 10:30 a.m. - so Aerosmith can give a free concert in front of their first home in the Boston area.
In a recent 60 Minutes expose, Aerosmith: Livin' on the Edge, Lara Logan coaxed out some harsh criticism of Steven Tyler from his band mates Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer. She then used the criticism to question Steven Tyler who was taken aback and at first a bit defense, then he returned the favor.
I suspect Aerosmith looked at the 60 Minutes interview as an opportunity for high profile public relations, but as it turned out the segment didn't put the band in a good light. Now, Tom Hamilton has an explanation which you have to read but first make sure there are no distractions.