The audio only-side of Rockin' The Joint contains 11 tracks, including the live album debut of the fan favorite "Seasons Of Wither" from 1974's Get Your Wings, "No More No More," a seldom-played album track from 1975's Toys in the Attic, and a cover of the Fleetwood Mac chestnut "Rattlesnake Shake," one of the first songs the band ever played together and a staple of early tours. Also included are the live debuts of "Beyond Beautiful" and "Light Inside" from 2001's Just Push Play and "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing," the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Inductees' first mega-hit that went to #1.
"'Seasons of Wither' is one of my all-time favorite Aerosmith songs, but we never used to play it live in the old days," recalls Steven Tyler. "Over the years, it's really become an Aerocult favorite and always gets a major reaction on the rare occasion we drop it into the set list. It means a lot to me to finally give fans a killer live version of this song."
"We went back to the beginning of the band's career for some of these songs," says guitarist Joe Perry. "We had fun knocking the dust off them but it was a little nerve-racking too, because we hadn't played some of the songs in a while. I think we've only played 'No More No More' live a total of 20 times in our entire career. We were going on muscle memory for some of these, which gave our performance an edge."
New live versions of songs available on previous live albums include "Same Old Song And Dance" which first appeared on 1978's Live Bootleg, "Big Ten Inch Record," last heard live on Aerosmith's 1991 career compilation Pandora's Box, plus inspired new versions of "Train' Kept A Rollin'" and "Walk This Way."
The DVD-side of Rockin' The Joint boasts the entire album in Enhanced PCM Stereo along with four explosive performances filmed at The Joint including "No More No More" and "Draw the Line" plus the DVD-only tracks, "Dream On" and "Sweet Emotion." The DVD also captures some behind-the-scenes footage shot during the Vegas show and on the road during Aerosmith's triumphant Just Push Play tour.
The band plans to return to the studio this spring to record the follow-up to 2004's critically acclaimed and commercially successful blues album, Honkin' On Bobo.
Rockin' The Joint (Live At The Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas)
1. "Beyond Beautiful"
2. "Same Old Song And Dance"
3. "No More No More"
4. "Seasons Of Wither"
5. "Light Inside"
6. "Draw The Line"
7. "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"
8. "Big Ten Inch Record"
9. "Rattlesnake Shake"
10. "Walk This Way"
11. "Train Kept A Rollin'"
1. "No More No More"
2. "Draw The Line"
3. "Dream On"
4. "Sweet Emotion"