Report: AEROSMITH Feud With NFL Over SUPER BOWL Rehearsal Time

Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa of the Boston Herald report that after 24 hours of intense — and sometimes tense — negotiations, AEROSMITH is Back in the Saddle Again for Super Bowl XXXVIII.

"We worked it out," said National Football League spokesguy Brian McCarthy. "We're looking forward to a great show."

On Friday afternoon the NFL pulled the plug on the Bad Boys From Boston's Super Bowl pregame show, saying the band's demands for rehearsal time at Reliant Stadium were out of bounds. Sources say the league was within minutes of signing pop star Sheryl Crow as a replacement for the band when the New England Patriots got involved.

According to the Boston Herald 's backstage spies, AEROSMITH axeman Joe Perry rang up Pats pooh-bah Jonathan Kraft and asked him to intervene on the band's behalf with the NFL. It seems AEROSMITH 's management had made a series of demands that the league felt it could not accommodate. One was for three hours of rehearsal time inside the stadium, while the NFL offered only 90 minutes. [Read more]

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