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Aerosmith (formed 1970)
Aerosmith is an American heavy rock band. The band broke into the public's consciousness with the release of their album Toys in the Attic. Aerosmith have continued to record and perform, well over 35 years since their inception.
The Early Years: In 1969, Steven Tyler met Joe Perry, who was playing in a band alongside Tom Hamilton. Perry and Hamilton moved to Boston, Massachusetts later that year, where they met Joey Kramer. Kramer was from New York and had previously shown an interest in forming a band with Tyler. They met up with Tyler and Aerosmith was born. Ray Tabano was added to the original line-up, to play rhythm guitar. In 1971, however, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford.
Success: In 1971, Aerosmith began gigging and signed to the Ed Malhoit Agency. They also signed a management deal with David Krebs and Steve Leber, who invited the president of Columbia Records to watch Aerosmith at Max's Kansas City in New York.
The band's debut, eponymous album, reached 166 in the charts. The highest charting single from the album was 'Dream On'. Since its release, the album has gone on to sell over two million copies.
Aerosmith's second album, Get Your Wings, was released in 1974 and spawned tracks such as 'Same Old Song and Dance' and 'Lord of the Thighs'. The album has sold over three million copies.
In 1975, Aerosmith released Toys in the Attic, the album that truly propelled them to stardom. The single 'Sweet Emotion' became Aerosmith's first Top 40 hit and was followed-up by 'Dream On' and 'Walk This Way, which reached the Top 10 in 1977.
Aerosmith released their next album, Rocks, in 1976. The album quickly achieved platinum status and the album's highlights include the radio-friendly hits 'Back In the Saddle' and 'Last Child'. Rocks went on to sell over four million copies worldwide.
The title track from Aerosmith's next album, Draw the Line (1977) was a hit for the band. The rest of the album, though, did not fare so well. Aerosmith's cover of The Beatles 'Come Together' was featured in the screen version of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It turned out to be their last Top 40 hit for almost 10 years. Throughout this era. Steve Tyler and Joe Perry earned the nickname 'The Toxic Twins', on account of their drug abuse, both on and off stage.
Aerosmith's sixth studio album, Night in the Ruts, was released in 1979. Shortly after recording the album, Joe Perry's departure from the band was made public. He was replaced by Jimmy Crespo. The band's position at the height of public adoration began to wane and in 1980, Tyler collapsed on stage. Later that year, the band released their Greatest Hits album, which is still their best selling album in the USA.
The band's seventh studio album, Rock In A Hard Place was released in 1982, a year after the departure of Brad Whitford. Whitford was replaced by Rick Dufay. In 1984, both Whitford and Perry re-joined the Aerosmith ranks. The reformed group embarked on the live tour that resulted in the Classic Live II LP.
1985 saw the release of Done with Mirrors, Aerosmith's first release for Geffen Records. The next year, Joe Perry and Steve Tyler appeared on the Run D.M.C. version of 'Walk this Way.' The track is cited with introducing Aerosmith to a younger audience.
In 1987, Aerosmith released Pretty Vacation. The album was an instant success and has sold over 5 million copies in the USA alone. It was this album that launched perhaps the most infamous Aerosmith song, 'Dude (Looks Like A Lady)'. Aerosmith toured with Guns N' Roses to promote the album.
The success of the next album improved on it predecessor. Pump (1989) spawned hits such as 'Love In An Elevator' and 'Janie's Got A Gun'. The next year, Aerosmith recorded a session for MTV Unplugged.
In 1993, Aerosmith released Get A Grip, their first album to debut at number one. The band's videos from this era all featured Alicia Silverstone, later to become a well-known actress, but known, at the time, as The Aerosmith Chick. In 1994, Geffen released a compilation entitled Big Ones.
Nine Lives was released in 1997, to mixed reviews. Eventually, singles such as 'Falling In Love (Is hard On The Knees) ensured lasting chart success for the album.
1998 saw the release of Aerosmith's only number one single, 'I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing', which was featured in the film Armageddon (starring Tyler's daughter, Liv).
Aerosmith's 13th studio album was released in 2001. Just Push Play soon achieved platinum status and launched the single 'Jaded'. In 2004, the band released a blues album entitled Honkin' on Bobo. In 2008, the makers of the Guitar Hero console game devised Guitar Hero: Aerosmith - an homage to the band's music.
Written by Contactmusic.com
Rocks was released on this day (May 3) in 1976.
It's been 43 years today since Boston's Aerosmith changed the face of rock with their fourth studio album Rocks, released on this day through Columbia Records. It became a major inspiration for several iconic bands who'd later make their mark on rock history, and remains a legendary part of the group's back catalogue.
Aerosmith - Rocks
Co-produced by Jack Douglas, who has also worked alongside the likes of Patti Smith, Blue Öyster Cult and the New York Dolls, Rocks saw the band at the height of their rock 'n' roll lifestyle, enmeshed in a whirlwind of drugs and general hedonism. They were also at their most raw and unapologetic with themes of sex, fear and addiction among other things spread right across the record.
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Tyler has ordered Trump to stop playing 'Livin' On The Edge' during his rallies.
The rock legends’ song ‘Livin’ On The Edge’ was blasted out at a rally at Charleston, West Virginia on Tuesday (August 21st). Lawyers for their frontman Tyler quickly responded, issuing a cease-and-desist letter to prevent Trump from doing so again.
“Mr Trump is creating the false impression that our client has given his consent for the use of his music, and even that he endorses the presidency of Mr Trump,” the letter reads. “Mr Trump does not have any right to use the name, image, voice or likeness of our client, without his express written permission.”
The Boston-based rock icons will be playing an 18-date residency at Vegas' Park Theater from April 6th 2019.
American rock icons Aerosmith have announced details of their first ever Las Vegas residency, an 18-gig series scheduled for 2019 called Deuces Are Wild at the city’s Park Theater.
Deuces Are Wild will begin on April 6th and end on July 9th, and promises “never-seen-before visuals and audio from Aerosmith recording sessions.” Aerosmith will be working with producer Giles Martin – the son of legendary Beatles producer George Martin, and the chief sound technician of The Beatles ‘LOVE’ by Cirque du Soleil – to bring a stage show to life.
“We decided to do Vegas. Viva La Aerosmith,” Steven Tyler said on Wednesday’s edition of the ‘Today Show’, where the band officially unveiled their Vegas residency.
Continue reading: Aerosmith Announce First Las Vegas Residency 'Deuces Are Wild'
The Aerosmith frontman insists the incident was nothing like that.
While the world continues to express concern in regards to Steven Tyler's health, the Aerosmith frontman is still refusing to reveal what's wrong - though he has denied reports that he suffered a seizure or a heart attack. Despite whatever has happened, he still seems to be in good spirits.
Steven Tyler performs live with Aerosmith
The 69-year-old is playing down the rumours regarding his health after he was admitted to hospital following a performance in Sao Paulo, Brazil last week. He insists he is not in a serious condition, but had to undergo an unspecified 'procedure' which forced him to fly back to the States.
Continue reading: Steven Tyler Denies Reports That He's Had A Seizure Or A Heart Attack
Aerosmith cancel remaining South American tour dates.
Aerosmith have been forced to cancel the last of their South American tour dates after frontman Steven Tyler collapsed after a show in Brazil earlier this week. In a statement he was described as having suffered 'unexpected medical issues' and therefore had to receive medical attention.
Aerosmith performing live
The band had to scrap their last Aero-Vederci Baby! Tour dates when the 69-year-old singer had a seizure following Monday night's (September 25th 2017) show in Sao Paulo. While it's unclear exactly what caused it, it is not thought to be serious though he was forced to return home immediately.
Continue reading: Steven Tyler Receives Medical Attention After Post-Show Seizure
Artists continue to pay their respects to the late Soundgarden frontman.
When a music legend dies, their peers come out to celebrate their fallen brother or sister in the only way they know how: performing. Since Soundgardan frontman Chris Cornell committed suicide on May 18th 2017, artists everywhere continue to dedicate their live performances to him in the form of touching tributes.
Chris Cornell performing in Manchester
Here are just a few of the best Chris Cornell tributes so far:
Steven Tyler prays for Chris Cornell during Asia show.
From one rock legend to another, Steven Tyler paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell during Aerosmith's show in the city of Batumi last week which was part of their Aero-Vederci Baby! Tour. He prayed for the grunge star and dedicated one of his oldest songs to him.
Chris Cornell performing live in Manchester
Aerosmith were performing in Georgia (the country, not the state) on Saturday (May 20th 2017), and they took the opportunity to dedicate their opening salvo to Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who committed suicide following his Detroit show earlier in the week.
Continue reading: Aerosmith Pays Respect To Chris Cornell With 'Dream On' Performance
Trump is said to be a big Aerosmith fan and was even thought to be friends with frontman Tyler.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has reportedly asked Donald Trump to stop using his band’s song ‘Dream On’ during his presidential campaign. According to the Hollywood Reporter, reps for Tyler sent Donald Trump for President Inc. a cease-and-desist letter on October 10th, asking that he stop using the track during campaign events.
Steven Tyler wants Donald Trump to stop using ‘Dream On’ during his campaign.
This is said to be the second time Trump has been asked not to use the song, having been first warned after an event on August 21st in Mobile, Alabama. However he has continued to use it at events, including during a recent appearance in Georgia.
Steven Tyler joined a busker performing ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’ whilst in Moscow over the weekend.
Steven Tyler made one busker’s day – if not his year – when he joined him for an impromptu performance. Tyler was visiting Moscow over the weekend when he saw a busker performing on the street and, after grabbing the man’s microphone, proceeded to perform an acoustic version of his band Aerosmith’s ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’.
Steven Tyler at the 2015 American Idol XIV Grand Finale in Los Angeles, May 2015.
The Aerosmith frontman is on his way with his debut album.
Steven Tyler is stepping away from the rock 'n' roll mythology that is Aerosmith to venture into more country territory for his upcoming debut solo album. And it really doesn't get more country than his uber hippy video for 'Love Is Your Name'.
Steven Tyler is going solo with 'Love Is Your Name'
The video for the new single has a woodland setting decked in vibrant scarves with a wooden shack and a white clad female 'muse', who personifies the concept of the whole visual, which Tyler describes as 'gypsy chic'.
Continue reading: Steven Tyler Goes 'Gypsy Chic' With His Solo Single 'Love Is Your Name'
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