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Aerosmith

United States · Group · 1970–present
Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band". Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. They were formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. 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. 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. 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". 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.<ref name="Aerosmith: Biography: Rolling Stone"/> 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. Read more »

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Video: STEVEN TYLER Performs In Osaka, Japan

AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler performed with his Nashville-based band LOVING MARY on April 8 at Zepp Osaka Bayside in Osaka, Japan. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. Tyler's debut solo album, "We're All Somebody From...

Videos

The Joe Perry - MONSTER collection
Joe Perry talks about how Aerosmith keeps getting better
Steven talks about playing with Aerosmith all these years
Joe Perry on 40 years of Aerosmith.
Steven Tyler answers what the tour name means to him.

Discography

Music From Another Dimension!
2012 Official Album
Honkin’ on Bobo
2004 Official Album
Just Push Play
2001 Official Album
Nine Lives
1997 Official Album
Get a Grip
1993 Official Album
Pump
1989 Official Album
Permanent Vacation
1987 Official Album
Done With Mirrors
1985 Official Album

Members

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