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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler in Epic

May 8, 2013

Epic. I think most who will watch the Aerosmith Manila Concert tonight will describe the experience as such.

Poor me, I didn’t have the money to buy tickets to watch the concert. I will just probably drown myself with Aerosmith songs and bang my head until it hurts.

When did I first encounter Aerosmith? I was young. I was in gradeschool. Thank you to my sister and brother who discovered this band and played their song in the component (yeah, the music machine was once called component!), while the radio DJ played the song “How Gee! (American Express!).

Few decades ago, the band was already 
sporting my long hair!! Rock and roll!

Aerosmith had been making music and a name even before I was born – with the young heart and mind, I was already listening to the squeeeky voice of Steven Tyler. He was first in my mind when I learnt rock and roll. I knew them even before came Armageddon, and even before people sing I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing like a national anthem for lovers.

So, I might miss the band tonight, but I will set a date to catch Steve Tyler’s voice give life to an animation character! Can you imagine this rock and roll star talking like a cute character in a film?

Click Read More to know more about Steve Tyler’s gig..

What kind of character you will give him? A lion? A tiger? Something fierce? Well.. he’s an adorable catterpillar to the movie, Epic. 

EPIC is a 3D CG adventure comedy from the creators of “Ice Age” and “Rio,” “EPIC” which tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. Sounds exciting!

A teenage girl MK (Amanda Seyfried)  finds herself magically transported into a secret universe and she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save our world.


Then came, NimGaluu (Steve Tyler).  Nim is the consummate party animal, but don’t let this larger than life caterpillar fool you – I heard that he is full of wisdom. I cannot wait to see and hear him.

Nim possesses a broad frame, six arms, four legs – and signature smoking jacket, whose pattern was inspired by butterfly wings.  I know it is crazy and amazing thought to get the choice of a rock and roll icon to essay the avuncular (though fun-loving) forest sage but Steve’s voice has all the necessary texture for Nim, who like Steven is a fun character with lots of energy.

And here is what Steve has to say about this project –  “I grew up in the wilds of New Hampshire and I always thought there was something to be said for the quiet of the woods,”  “At the same time, I was afraid of the woods, but I grew to love it.  So I think EPIC is the perfect story to tell.”

             “No matter what age, you’re bound to fall in love with Epic. With the wisdom of my character, Nim Galuu and the beauty of Beyonce as Queen Tara as well as the humour of Mub and Grub, EPIC is a film that has something for everyone,”  

Isn’t it cute to read a compassionate quote from a rock and roll icon?

Epic (3D) opens May 24 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by

Warner Bros.

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