Helter Skelter is one of those songs that has been covered by several big name artists, including U2, Mötley Crüe and Oasis (to name a few). However, it’s Aerosmith that are most well known for their 1975 studio edition of the track.
The collision of these two forces is the product of a beautiful scheduling coincidence. McCartney was in Las Vegas on Friday, and Tyler was to perform at an Aerosmith concert on Saturday.
McCartney was performing a 38-song setlist that night, and Tyler was brought on stage as a surprise act to assist during the encore. He brought on the Aerosmith legend with style; “We have a special guest for you: Mr Steven Tyler”.
These two master craftsmen donned their respective tools; McCartney with his trademark Hofner Violin Bass and Tyler with his gravely, growly voice. Two globally renown Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, shaking the arena with a Herculean reverberation that only musical demigods can create.
For anyone still trying to catch the Beatles superstar on tour, McCartney still has a couple of upcoming shows in San Jose and Los Angeles. You can book tickets here (if there are any left).
Aerosmith on the other hand have a more generous number of US tour dates, including a ton of shows in Vegas, baby. Tickets can be booked here.