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Aerosmith News

Aerosmith and Slash announce 'Let Rock Rule' tour dates

Artists team up for series of live dates in the US and Canada this summer

  • Apr 9, 2014

Aerosmith to headline new festival at London's Clapham Common

Calling Festival will take place on June 28 ad 29, 2014

  • Mar 4, 2014

Aerosmith confirmed as final headliner for Download 2014

US band will close three day festival in June of next year

  • Nov 6, 2013

Steven Tyler reveals Aerosmith wrote 'Walk This Way' while waiting for a cocaine delivery

Singer says band began jamming as they waited for drugs to arrive

  • Aug 8, 2013

New York's Backyard festival cancelled due to damage to site caused at washout Governors Ball

Aerosmith were due to headline festival in July

  • Jun 21, 2013

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Aerosmith Music Videos

Remember (Walking In The Sand) (Audio) Play Video

Remember (Walking In The Sand) (Audio)

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Walkin The Dog Play Video

Walkin The Dog

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Get The Lead Out Play Video

Get The Lead Out

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Rats In The Cellar Play Video

Rats In The Cellar

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Train Kept A Rollin' (Audio) Play Video

Train Kept A Rollin' (Audio)

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Aerosmith Reviews

Aerosmith – ‘Music From Another Dimension!’

Aerosmith – ‘Music From Another Dimension!’

It sounds like Aerosmith but most of the tunes are rubbish

  • Nov 2, 2012

Aerosmith; Hard Rock Café, London: Monday February 19

Ya-ya-ya-ya-yeow! Stadium rock stripped to 150-strong secret gig

  • Mar 5, 2007

Various Artists : Spider-Man OST

...at the top of its game...

  • May 10, 2002

Aerosmith : Toronto Molson Amphitheatre

The not-so-toxic-anymore twins bring their creaky but compulsive pomp-rock juggernaut to Canada...

  • Jul 3, 2001

Aerosmith : Just Push Play

But relax: after 1,000 inadvertent listens, they will corrupt your very soul.

  • Mar 20, 2001

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Aerosmith Biography

Aerosmith is an American hard 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 rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. The band was 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/harmonica player 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 multi-platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album, followed by their 1974 album Get Your Wings. 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. Throughout the 1970s, the band toured extensively and charted a string of 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 resulted in 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 a lone album, Rock in a Hard Place, which went gold but failed to match their previous successes.

Perry and Whitford returned 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 release Permanent Vacation, that they regained the level of popularity they had experienced in the 1970s. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the band scored several 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. The band also became a pop culture phenomenon with popular music videos and notable appearances in television, film, and video games. Their comeback has been described as one of the most remarkable and spectacular in rock 'n' roll history. Additional albums followed in 2001 and 2004. The band toured throughout the 2000s, touring every year except 2008. After years of performing, the band continues to tour and record music. Their latest album, Music from Another Dimension!, was released on November 6, 2012.

Aerosmith is the best-selling American rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, including 70.2 million albums in the United States alone. With 25 gold albums, 18 platinum albums, and 12 multi-platinum albums, they hold the record for the most gold albums by an American group, the most total certifications by an American group, and are tied for the most multi-platinum albums by an American group. The band has scored 21 Top 40 hits on the Billboard 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 included among both Rolling Stone's and VH1's lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. As the band's principal songwriters, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry received the ASCAP Founders Award and were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013.

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