Aerosmith

Aerosmith

 

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Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston"[4] and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".[5][6][7][8] Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock,[9][10] has come to also incorporate elements of pop,[11] heavy metal,[9] and rhythm and blues,[12] and has inspired many subsequent rock artists.[13] They were formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970.[14] Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with vocalist/pianist/harmonicist Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith. In 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston.

They were signed to Columbia Records in 1972, and released a string of gold and platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album, followed by Get Your Wings in 1974.[15] In 1975, the band broke into the mainstream with the album Toys in the Attic, and their 1976 follow-up Rocks cemented their status as hard rock superstars.[16] Two additional albums followed in 1977 and 1979. Their first five albums have since attained multi-platinum status. Throughout the 1970s, the band toured extensively and charted a dozen Hot 100 singles. By the end of the decade, they were among the most popular hard rock bands in the world and developed a loyal following of fans, often referred to as the "Blue Army".[17] However, drug addiction and internal conflict took their toll on the band, which led to the departures of Perry and Whitford in 1979 and 1981, respectively; they were replaced by Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay.[10] The band did not fare well between 1980 and 1984, releasing the album Rock in a Hard Place, which was certified gold but failed to match their previous successes.

Perry and Whitford returned to Aerosmith in 1984 and the band signed a new deal with Geffen Records. After a comeback tour, the band recorded Done with Mirrors (1985), which won some critical praise but failed to come close to commercial expectations. It was not until the band's collaboration with rap group Run–D.M.C. in 1986, and the 1987 multi-platinum release Permanent Vacation, that they regained the level of popularity they had experienced in the 1970s.[18] In the late 1980s and 1990s, the band scored several hits and won numerous awards for music from the multi-platinum albums Pump (1989), Get a Grip (1993), and Nine Lives (1997), and embarked on their most extensive concert tours to date. The band also became a pop culture phenomenon with popular music videos and notable appearances in television, film, and video games. Their comeback has been described as one of the most remarkable and spectacular in rock 'n' roll history.[9][10] Additional albums followed in 2001, 2004, and 2012. Since 2001, the band has toured every year, except 2008. After 47 years of performing, the band continues to tour and record music, but is embarking on a farewell tour[19] that will likely last several years, with the first leg of the tour planned for Europe in the spring and summer of 2017.[20]

Aerosmith is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide, including over 70 million records in the United States alone.[21][22] With 25 gold albums, 18 platinum albums, and 12 multi-platinum albums, they hold the record for the most total certifications by an American band and are tied for the most multi-platinum albums by an American band. The band has scored 21 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, nine number-one Mainstream Rock hits, four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and were included among both Rolling Stone's and VH1's lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[23] In 2013, the band's principal songwriters, Tyler and Perry, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Walk This Way
 
"Walk This Way" is a song by the American hard rock band Aerosmith.
Music from Another Dimension!
 
Music from Another Dimension! is the fifteenth and final studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released on November 6, 2012 by Columbia Records.
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
 
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" is a power ballad performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith for the 1998 film Armageddon which Steven Tyler's daughter Liv Tyler starred in.
Nine Lives
 
Nine Lives is the twelfth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released March 18, 1997.

Photos - Aerosmith239

Popular Albums45

Album Appearances & References21

Popular Songs65

Popular Live Albums8

Song Appearances & References15

Soundtrack Film Appearances31

TV Shows12

Book References & Influences4

Video Game References6

Collaborators & Influencers19

Other Music-Related Relationships45

Awards & Nominations57

Events9

Popular Tours23

Current Band Members5

Former Band Members3

You May Also Be Interested In23

Videos81

Spotify - Albums & Singles108

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On14

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles6

Off the Record: Drawing the line on Aerosmith album
  –  April 13, 2017
Aerosmith's “Draw the Line” is definitive and punchy ... this happens during “Bright Light Fright,” a bizarre track with screeching sounds and a rushed rhythm. The rock group's fifth studio album was not well-received, and it's no challenge ...
Aerosmith's Joey Kramer slates The Rolling Stones: 'They're not so good live'
  –  February 28, 2017
Joey Kramer (far left) is a founding member of Aerosmith, who will launch their farewell tour ... claims the American band are better performers than the treasured UK rock group. Kramer, 66, attests that Aerosmith have always maintained the same line ...
Buck Johnson of Aerosmith w/ Lara Lavi in Seattle
  –  March 18, 2017
The Buck Johnson Band: Aerosmith’s keyboardist & backing vocalist Buck Johnson is on tour with the Buck Johnson Band in 2017. Buck’s band is delivering originals from his debut album “Enjoying The Ride” (Spectra Music Group) .The ride continues ...
Aerosmith’s Buck Johnson to perform at Sweetwater
  –  March 1, 2017
Buck Johnson has shared the stage with the likes of Aerosmith ... include music from his solo album “Enjoying the Ride,” released in 2016 by Spectra Music Group. The music is hard to categorize, Johnson says. While he describes himself as a “blues, ...
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler touches down in Tel Aviv
  –  May 14, 2017
Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler ... produced by the local Blustone Group. The longtime blues-based hard rock band — which is marking 40 years of making music together — is kicking off its two-month Aero-Vederci Baby! tour in Tel Aviv.
Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Aerosmith and Other Hard Rock LPs
  –  April 21, 2017
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