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Tyler & Peter Wolf Spar

A dispute Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band got into with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith before the two bands played Fenway Park for the first time (story) may have cost fans the chance to witness the only on-stage collaboration involving the legendary Boston bands.  The Boston Globe reports that Wolf and Tyler had a heated exchange over the Geils Band lead singer making use of a ramp that extended into the audience from the stage.  Citing an unidentified source, an account on indicated that the two front men were on the site the night before the Saturday (8/14) concert and got into a beef after Tyler told Wolf that Aerosmith did not want his counterpart using the ramp during the Geils set.  After some jawing over it, Tyler apparently gave in, but told Wolf that Joe Perry would also have to agree to it, something the Aerosmith guitarist did.  The source speculates that the dispute and raw feelings that followed it 'closed the door' on the possibility the groups would do at least one song together during the historic concert.  The lead contender had been for them to unite for Dirty Water, the Standells send-up to Beantown that is a staple of the Fenway Park soundtrack during Red Sox home games.



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