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Aerosmith

Aerosmith

Aerosmith Biography

Biography

Aerosmith is a prominent American rock band. Although they are known as a Boston, Massachusetts band, none of the members are actually from that city. Three of the members, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Tom Hamilton had originally met in Sunapee, New Hampshire in the late 60's, but had not yet formed a band together. Tyler was from Yonkers, New York, Perry from Hopedale, Massachusetts, and Hamilton from New London, New Hampshire. In 1970, the three decided they would form a band together, and that Boston, Massachusetts would be the place to do it. Later they met up with Joey Kramer (drums) and Brad Whitford (rhythm guitar). The band enjoyed major popularity throughout the 1970's, but they split from 1979-84 due to serious substance abuse and drug addictions that contributed to their decline. The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia reportedly said they were "the druggiest bunch of guys I've ever seen." Jimmy Crespo replaced Joe Perry during those five years. 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. They went on to enjoy a resurgence in popularity that has made them one of top-selling and most popular rock bands in the world today. Their greatest worldwide hit was "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing," from the blockbuster-hit movie "Armageddon". Part of that renewal came in the form of a 1986 collaboration with Run- D.M.C. on a rock/rap version of Walk This Way. This song also served as an early step in the process of bringing rap to white audiences. 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.

Aerosmith Metal Albums

Toys in the Attic Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description Available. Genre: Popular Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 7-SEP-1993Originally released in 1975, this was Aerosmith’s breakout recording. Listeners only familiar with their more recent, post-comeback material may be [...]

Rocks Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableNo Track Information Available Media Type: CDArtist: AEROSMITHTitle: ROCKSStreet Release Date: 09/07/1993<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: ROCK/POPThey’d soon crash, and hard, thanks to their own excesses. But Rocks captures Aerosmith at a crazily [...]

O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

2002 compilation featuring 30 tracks from their years with Columbia & Geffen. Hologram cover. 2002. Over a remarkable 30 years, Aerosmith has delivered near-perfect hybrids of [...]

Get Your Wings Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableNo Track Information Available Media Type: CDArtist: AEROSMITHTitle: GET YOUR WINGS Street Release Date: 09/07/1993<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: ROCK/POPWhile not quite as exemplary of the Boston quintet’s ’70s sound as Toys in the [...]

Aerosmith's Greatest Hits Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

No Description AvailableNo Track Information Available Media Type: CDArtist: AEROSMITHTitle: GREATEST HITS Street Release Date: 09/07/1993<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: ROCK/POPEven before their second fling with the pop mainstream, Aerosmith were one of Top 40’s [...]

Aerosmith Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableNo Track Information Available Media Type: CDArtist: AEROSMITHTitle: AEROSMITHStreet Release Date: 09/07/1993<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: ROCK/POPWhile not their strongest recording, Aerosmith’s self-titled debut gave a taste of the musical path that [...]

Live Bootleg Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description Available.Genre: Popular MusicMedia Format: Compact DiskRating: Release Date: 7-SEP-1993

A Little South Of Sanity [2-CD SET] Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Drug addiction couldn’t stop them, nor could the ascension of alterna-rock and the process of aging. Not only are Aerosmith still together, but they’re still recording [...]

Big Ones Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Few comebacks in rock and roll history have been as amazing as that of Aerosmith. Their triumphant return to the charts in the ’80s not only [...]

Permanent Vacation Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

While Done with Mirrors marked the beginning of Aerosmith’s remarkable career comeback (and a gratifying return to rollicking ’70s form), this is the album that both reclaimed [...]

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