Artist: Aerosmith Bio

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Aerosmith

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 rock, heavy metal, and rhythm and blues, 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 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. Draw the Line and Night in the Ruts followed in 1977 and 1979 respectively. Their first five albums have since attained multi-platinum status. Throughout the 1970s, the band toured extensively and charted a dozen Billboard Hot 100 singles, including their first Top 40 hit and signature classic “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 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. 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. In the late 1980s and 1990s, the band scored several Top 40 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. Their biggest hit singles (all of which reached the Top 20) during this time 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 became a pop culture phenomenon with popular music videos and notable appearances in television, film, and video games. In 1998, they achieved their first #1 hit with “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” from the Armageddon soundtrack and the following year, their own roller coaster attraction opened at Walt Disney World. Their comeback has been described as one of the most remarkable and spectacular in rock 'n' roll history. Additional albums Just Push Play (which included the Top 10 hit “Jaded”), Honkin' on Bobo (a collection of blues covers), and Music from Another Dimension! followed in 2001, 2004, and 2012 respectively, and in 2008, they released Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, which is considered to be the best-selling band-centric video game. After 49 years of performing, the band continues to tour and record music, but is embarking on a farewell tour[20] that will likely last several years. The band will be performing at a residency in Las Vegas in 2019.

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. 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 twenty-one Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, nine #1 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 at #57 and #30 respectively. In 2013, the band's principal songwriters, Tyler and Perry, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2019, the band will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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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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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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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