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Aerosmith

About

Aerosmith is an American rock band formed in Boston in 1970. The group consists of Steven Tyler (lead vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums) and Brad Whitford (guitar). Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has also incorporated elements of pop rock, heavy metal, glam metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. They are sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band". The primary songwriting team of Tyler and Perry is often known as the "Toxic Twins".

Perry and Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with Tyler, Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith; in 1971, Tabano was replaced by Whitford. They released a string of multi-platinum albums starting with their eponymous debut in 1973, followed by Get Your Wings in 1974. The band broke into the mainstream with Toys in the Attic (1975) and Rocks (1976). Draw the Line and Night in the Ruts followed in 1977 and 1979. Throughout the 1970s, the band toured extensively and charted a dozen Hot 100 singles, including their first Top 40 hit "Sweet Emotion" and the Top 10 hits "Dream On" and "Walk This Way". By the end of the decade, they were among the most popular hard rock bands in the world and developed a following of fans, often referred to as the "Blue Army". Drug addiction and internal conflict led to the departures of Perry and Whitford in 1979 and 1981.

The band did not fare well and the album Rock in a Hard Place (1982) failed to match previous successes.

Perry and Whitford returned to Aerosmith in 1984. After a comeback tour, they recorded Done with Mirrors (1985), which did not meet commercial expectations. It was not until a 1986 collaboration with rap group Run–D.M.C. on a remake of "Walk This Way", and the 1987 multi-platinum release, Permanent Vacation, that they regained their previous level of popularity. In the late 1980s and 1990s, the band won numerous awards for music from the multi-platinum albums Pump (1989), Get a Grip (1993), and Nine Lives (1997), while they embarked on their most extensive concert tours to date. Their biggest hits during this period included "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)", "Angel", "Rag Doll", "Love in an Elevator", "Janie's Got a Gun", "What it Takes", "Livin' on the Edge", "Cryin'", and "Crazy". The band also filmed popular music videos and made notable appearances in television, film, and video games. In 1998, they achieved their first number-one hit with "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" from Armageddon's soundtrack and the following year, their roller coaster attraction opened at Walt Disney World. Their comeback has been described as one of the most remarkable and spectacular in rock history. Additional albums Just Push Play (which included the hit "Jaded"), Honkin' on Bobo (a collection of blues covers), and Music from Another Dimension! followed in 2001, 2004, and 2012. In 2008, they released Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, which is considered to be the best-selling band-centric video game. After five decades, the band continues to tour and record music. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, they had an ongoing concert residency in Las Vegas.

Aerosmith is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide, including over 85 million records in the United States. With 25 gold, 18 platinum, and 12 multi-platinum albums, they hold the record for the most total certifications by an American group and are tied for the most multi-platinum albums by an American group. They have achieved twenty-one Top 40 hits on the US 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 ranked number 57 and 30, respectively, on Rolling Stone's and VH1's lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In 2013, Tyler and Perry were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2020, the band received the MusiCares Person of the Year award.

Articles

July 4, 2022

Aerosmith’s Stephen Tyler is out of rehab

He voluntarily checked into a facility in late May The post Aerosmith’s Stephen Tyler is out of rehab appeared first on NME.

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June 22, 2022

Todd Brodginski, Veteran Publicist and Art Garfunkel Manager, Dies at 53

Over the past 30 years, Brodginski handled PR campaigns for The Black Crowes, The Allman Brothers Band and Aerosmith, among others.

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May 24, 2022

Aerosmith cancel Las Vegas residency dates after Steven Tyler checks into rehab

"Thank you for your understanding and for your support for Steven during this time" The post Aerosmith cancel Las Vegas residency dates after Steven Tyler checks into rehab appeared first on NME.

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May 24, 2022

Steven Tyler Enters Treatment Program After Recent Relapse, Aerosmith Cancels Part of Vegas Residency

The band shared that the frontman voluntarily checked himself in to "concentrate on his health and recovery."

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May 24, 2022

Steven Tyler Relapses, Postponing Launch of Aerosmith Tour

"After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process," the band writes, "he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program"

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May 4, 2022

RS Recommends: Live Nation Launches $25 Tickets for ‘Concert Week’ Promo

Live Nation's Concert Week promotion includes tickets to see everyone from Alanis Morissette and Aerosmith, to Shawn Mendes and Slipknot at a budget-friendly price

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March 25, 2022

Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer Takes ‘Temporary Leave of Absence’ From Band

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer will not be joining the band when they return from a two-year hiatus in June for their Las Vegas residency.

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March 25, 2022

Aerosmith announce Joey Kramer is taking a “temporary leave of absence” from band

The drummer won't be joining the rock titans for their upcoming Vegas residency The post Aerosmith announce Joey Kramer is taking a “temporary leave of absence” from band appeared first on NME.

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March 25, 2022

Aerosmith Drummer Joey Kramer Takes ‘Temporary Leave of Absence’ From Band

"Regrettably made the decision to sit out the band's concerts in 2022 so he can focus his full attention on his family during these uncertain times," the band said in a statement

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March 24, 2022

Aerosmith announce 2022 ‘Deuces Are Wild’ Las Vegas residency

Kicking off this summer, the run marks the band's first shows in over two years The post Aerosmith announce 2022 ‘Deuces Are Wild’ Las Vegas residency appeared first on NME.

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March 23, 2022

Aerosmith Resuming Las Vegas Residency, Reassuring Fans Who Feared Group Was Over

Last year, guitarist Brad Whitford said he had "doubts about Aerosmith ever really performing again because age is becoming a real factor"

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February 17, 2022

Britney Spears Throws It Back to Her 2001 Super Bowl Performance With Aerosmith & *NSYNC

Britney Spears celebrated Throwback Thursday on Feb. 17, when she took to Instagram to share a clip from her 2001 Super Bowl performance.

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February 17, 2022

Aerosmith Grips Merchandising Deal With Epic Rights

The new deal between Aerosmith and Epic Rights will create Funko pop figures and 3D vinyl collectibles in the coming years.

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February 1, 2022

Aerosmith Cancel European Summer Tour Due to COVID Uncertainty

"It has become clear that it will not be possible to go ahead with our summer shows in the region," the band said.

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February 1, 2022

Aerosmith cancel 2022 UK and European tour due to COVID

"The health, safety and well-being of our fans is our number one priority" The post Aerosmith cancel 2022 UK and European tour due to COVID appeared first on NME.

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January 26, 2022

Miley Cyrus to Rock Steven Tyler’s Grammys Viewing Party

Annual event will raise money for the Aerosmith frontman's philanthropic initiative, Janie's Fund

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January 18, 2022

Kelly Clarkson Goes ‘Crazy’ For Aerosmith on Twangy ‘Kellyoke’ Cover

Clarkson took on the rock band's huge 1994 power ballad on Tuesday's (Jan. 18) show.

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November 24, 2021

Aerosmith Are Still Dreaming on Archival Release, ‘1971: The Road Starts Hear’

On prenatal versions of "Dream On" and "Mama Kin," Boston's best bar band sound more like Led Zep aficionados than Stones devotees

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November 18, 2021

Listen to Aerosmith’s previously unreleased “1971 version” of ‘Movin’ Out’

It'll feature on '1971: The Road Starts Hear', the band's limited edition RSD collection The post Listen to Aerosmith’s previously unreleased “1971 version” of ‘Movin’ Out’ appeared first on NME.

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September 1, 2021

Diane Warren Talks Transforming Into ‘DJ Diane’ for Her Debut Album

After spending years writing hits for artists like Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Beyoncé and Celine Dion, Diane Warren has debuted her first project under her own name.

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August 24, 2021

Aerosmith to unveil previously unreleased recordings through new Universal deal

Archive material from the band's personal archives will be included The post Aerosmith to unveil previously unreleased recordings through new Universal deal appeared first on NME.

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August 23, 2021

Aerosmith Bring Entire Recorded Catalog to Universal Music, Tease 50th Anniversary Plans

Aerosmith has signed a career-spanning, multi-faceted deal with Universal Music Group in advance of their 50th anniversary.

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August 15, 2021

Joe Perry says Aerosmith considered replacing Steven Tyler with Sammy Hagar

"You don’t keep a band together without a lot of bumps" The post Joe Perry says Aerosmith considered replacing Steven Tyler with Sammy Hagar appeared first on NME.

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May 10, 2021

‘Dude Looks Like’ Kelly Clarkson Rocking Out Like Steven Tyler For Her Aerosmith Cover

Inaugural American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson is throwing it back to one of former AI judge Steven Tyler's hits, "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" by Aerosmith, on Monday's (May 10) Kellyoke.

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Discs

1971: The Road Starts Hear

April 8, 2022

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Music From Another Dimension!

November 6, 2012

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Music From Another Dimension! (Expanded Edition)

November 6, 2012

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Legendary Child - Patriots Anthem

October 30, 2012

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Honkin' On Bobo

January 1, 2004

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Just Push Play

March 5, 2001

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I Don't Want To Miss A Thing EP

August 18, 1998

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A Little South Of Sanity

January 1, 1998

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Nine Lives

March 18, 1997

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Get A Grip

January 1, 1993

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Pump

January 1, 1989

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Classics Live II

June 1, 1987

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Permanent Vacation

January 1, 1987

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Classics Live

April 7, 1986

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Done With Mirrors

January 1, 1985

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Rock In A Hard Place

August 27, 1982

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Night In The Ruts

November 16, 1979

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Live! Bootleg

October 1, 1978

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Draw The Line

December 1, 1977

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Rocks

May 14, 1976

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Toys In The Attic

April 8, 1975

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Get Your Wings

March 15, 1974

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Aerosmith

January 5, 1973

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