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Aerosmith and J. Geils at Fenway close, but not quite done

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tyler1.jpgIt's likely, though still not certain that Aerosmith and the J. Geils Band will play at Fenway this summer. What's the holdup? We're told the pot may not be quite sweet enough for the pair, who're only two of the biggest acts in Boston music history. If they eventually do happen, we're told the shows will take place Aug. 13 and 14 while the Sox are swinging for the fences in Texas. Aerosmith has already announced a series of shows this summer in South America and Europe. At the moment, guitarist Joe Perry is off with his own band. Last night, he kicked off a string of dates in England opening for Paul Rodgers and Bad Company. Steven Tyler, meanwhile, will be among the VIPs at Fenway for Sunday's Sox opener against the Yanks. (Cavs star LeBron James is coming around after the C's game, and word is he's bringing his buddy Jay-Z.) Since Tyler was planning to be at the game anyway, the flamboyant frontman asked the BoSox brass if they'd like him to sing "God Bless America." Sure, they said. And we'll take Tyler over Ronan Tynan any day...Geils frontman Peter Wolf is busy hyping his new CD, "Midnight Souvenirs," which comes out Tuesday. On Sunday, Wolf is doing two hours on Steve Van Zandt's syndicated radio show, "Little Steven's Underground Garage," and Monday, the Wolfa Goofa will perform a tune from the CD with Shelby Lynne on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Lynne is among several notables on new disc, including Neko Case and Merle Haggard. Check out these vids of the making of the album. 

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