Artist: Aerosmith Bio

11 Feb 2006, 12:56  71,702,235  2,887,995

Aerosmith

Aerosmith is a prominent American rock band. Three of its members, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Tom Hamilton, first met in Sunapee, New Hampshire in the late 60s, but it wasn't until 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, that the three decided to form a band together. Later, they met up with Joey Kramer (drums) and Brad Whitford (rhythm guitar). The band enjoyed major popularity throughout the 70s, making rock anthems such as "Dream On" and "Sweet Emotion", but they split from 1979-84 due to serious in-group arguments and substance abuse problems that contributed to their decline.

Producing a wide variety of tunes influenced both by the 60s hard rock legends as well as the bombastic rhythm and blues artists that the band loved, Joe Perry and Steven Tyler became known as the "toxic twins" due to their rambunctious live performances and nasty lifestyles. The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia reportedly said Aerosmith featured "the druggiest bunch of guys I've ever seen." Classics from their early area with much airplay also include 1974's "Same Old Song And Dance" and 1976's "Back In The Saddle", with 1973's "Dream On" being a concert favorite.

Jimmy Crespo replaced Joe Perry for about five years as the band's fortunes failed. However, in 1984, chiefly due to the tireless efforts of Joe Perry's then manager, Tim Collins, to reform the band, Aerosmith was born again. Despite his own client Perry's insistence that it was unthinkable, Collins succeeded in helping the band resolve old differences and ultimately overcome their addictions. By 1989, the band had completely stopped their drug abuse. During this time, they enjoyed a resurgence in popularity that has endured since and has made them one of top-selling and most popular rock bands in the world today. Part of that renewal came in the form of a 1986 collaboration with hip-hop stars Run- D.M.C. on a new rap rock version of Walk This Way. This song served as an early step in bridging the gap between the hip-hop community and mainstream rock and roll fans, and its incredibly popular music video brought both musical groups much acclaim.

Massive hits from the band's 80s comeback include 1989's "Love In An Elevator" and 1987's "Rag Doll" among others. Areosmith's greatest worldwide hit has been "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing", a single from the blockbuster movie 'Armageddon'. They have even infiltrated Disney Theme Parks in the U.S. and other countries with their own thrill ride 'Rock 'n' Rollercoaster featuring Aerosmith'. Continuing the ubiquitous marketing plan, they are also featured in their own version of the popular "Guitar Hero" video game.

In 2010, the band suffered a setback, and an on-again, off-again break-up following an on-stage accident in which Steven Tyler broke his collarbone, but by mid-year, European tourdates were announced and the band went on.

The Legendary Child Songfacts states that This was released as the first single from Aerosmith's fifteenth studio album, Music From Another Dimension!, which will be released on August 28, 2012 . The lead single was "Legendary Child," an unfinished piece originally put together in 1991 during the initial sessions for the Get a Grip album. The song was debuted live by the band on the finale of the eleventh series of American Idol on May 23, 2012.


Top Track "Aerosmith"

Dream On - Aerosmith

Dream On

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I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith

I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

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Crazy - Aerosmith

Crazy

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Walk This Way - Aerosmith

Walk This Way

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Cryin' - Aerosmith

Cryin'

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Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith

Sweet Emotion

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Dude (Looks Like a Lady) - Aerosmith

Dude (Looks Like a Lady)

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Jaded - Aerosmith

Jaded

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Amazing - Aerosmith

Amazing

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Janie's Got a Gun - Aerosmith

Janie's Got a Gun

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Angel - Aerosmith

Angel

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Livin' on the Edge - Aerosmith

Livin' on the Edge

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Pink - Aerosmith

Pink

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Love in an Elevator - Aerosmith

Love in an Elevator

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Rag Doll - Aerosmith

Rag Doll

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What It Takes - Aerosmith

What It Takes

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Back in the Saddle - Aerosmith

Back in the Saddle

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Same Old Song and Dance - Aerosmith

Same Old Song and Dance

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Come Together - Aerosmith

Come Together

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Eat the Rich - Aerosmith

Eat the Rich

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Last Child - Aerosmith

Last Child

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Hole in My Soul - Aerosmith

Hole in My Soul

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The Other Side - Aerosmith

The Other Side

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Mama Kin - Aerosmith

Mama Kin

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Fly Away From Here - Aerosmith

Fly Away From Here

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Toys in the Attic - Aerosmith

Toys in the Attic

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Deuces Are Wild - Aerosmith

Deuces Are Wild

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Draw the Line - Aerosmith

Draw the Line

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Big Ten Inch Record - Aerosmith

Big Ten Inch Record

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359,748
Girls of Summer - Aerosmith

Girls of Summer

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Seasons of Wither - Aerosmith

Seasons of Wither

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Blind Man - Aerosmith

Blind Man

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Kings and Queens - Aerosmith

Kings and Queens

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Train Kept a Rollin' - Aerosmith

Train Kept a Rollin'

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Shut Up and Dance - Aerosmith

Shut Up and Dance

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Monkey on My Back - Aerosmith

Monkey on My Back

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Get A Grip - Aerosmith

Get A Grip

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Walk on Water - Aerosmith

Walk on Water

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Young Lust - Aerosmith

Young Lust

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Full Circle - Aerosmith

Full Circle

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Walk on Down - Aerosmith

Walk on Down

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Make It - Aerosmith

Make It

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236,108
Fever - Aerosmith

Fever

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No More No More - Aerosmith

No More No More

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Adam's Apple - Aerosmith

Adam's Apple

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One Way Street - Aerosmith

One Way Street

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Just Push Play - Aerosmith

Just Push Play

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