Aerosmith

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Aerosmith is an American rock band formed in Boston in 1970. The group consists of Steven Tyler (lead vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums) and Brad Whitford (guitar). Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has also incorporated elements of pop rock, heavy metal, glam metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. They are sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band". The primary songwriting team of Tyler and Perry is often known as the "Toxic Twins".

Perry and Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with Tyler, Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith; in 1971, Tabano was replaced by Whitford. They released a string of multi-platinum albums starting with their eponymous debut in 1973, followed by Get Your Wings in 1974. The band broke into the mainstream with Toys in the Attic (1975) and Rocks (1976). Draw the Line and Night in the Ruts followed in 1977 and 1979. Throughout the 1970s, the band toured extensively and charted a dozen Hot 100 singles, including their first Top 40 hit "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 following of fans, often referred to as the "Blue Army". Drug addiction and internal conflict led to the departures of Perry and Whitford in 1979 and 1981. The band did not fare well and the album Rock in a Hard Place (1982) failed to match previous successes.

Perry and Whitford returned to Aerosmith in 1984. After a comeback tour, they recorded Done with Mirrors (1985), which did not meet commercial expectations. It was not until a 1986 collaboration with rap group Run–D.M.C. on a remake of "Walk This Way", and the 1987 multi-platinum release, Permanent Vacation, that they regained their previous level of popularity. In the late 1980s and 1990s, the band won numerous awards for music from the multi-platinum albums Pump (1989), Get a Grip (1993), and Nine Lives (1997), while they embarked on their most extensive concert tours to date. Their biggest hits during this period 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 filmed popular music videos and made notable appearances in television, film, and video games. In 1998, they achieved their first number-one hit with "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" from Armageddon's soundtrack and the following year, their roller coaster attraction opened at Walt Disney World. Their comeback has been described as one of the most remarkable and spectacular in rock history. Additional albums Just Push Play (which included the hit "Jaded"), Honkin' on Bobo (a collection of blues covers), and Music from Another Dimension! followed in 2001, 2004, and 2012. In 2008, they released Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, which is considered to be the best-selling band-centric video game. After five decades, the band continues to tour and record music. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, they had an ongoing concert residency in Las Vegas.

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. With 25 gold, 18 platinum, and 12 multi-platinum albums, they hold the record for the most total certifications by an American group and are tied for the most multi-platinum albums by an American group. They have achieved twenty-one Top 40 hits on the US 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 ranked number 57 and 30, respectively, on Rolling Stone's and VH1's lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In 2013, Tyler and Perry were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2020, the band received the MusiCares Person of the Year award.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1973AerosmithAerosmith4.3519
1974Get Your WingsAerosmith3.515
1975Toys in the AtticAerosmith4.425
1976RocksAerosmith415
1977Draw the LineAerosmith3.4512
1979Night in the RutsAerosmith4.2511
1982Rock in a Hard PlaceAerosmith3.3511
1985Done With MirrorsAerosmith413
1987Permanent VacationAerosmith4.2519
1989PumpAerosmith4.2527
1993Get a GripAerosmith3.716
1997Nine LivesAerosmith3.3515
2001Just Push PlayAerosmith3.8512
2003Honkin’ on BoboAerosmith45
2012Music From Another Dimension!Aerosmith4.2513

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1980Aerosmith’s Greatest HitsAerosmith418
1988GemsAerosmith12
1991Pandora’s BoxAerosmith8
1994Pandora’s ToysAerosmith44
1994Big OnesAerosmith416
1994Box of FireAerosmith2
1994Big OnesAerosmith1
2001Classic AerosmithAerosmith1
2001Young Lust: The Aerosmith AnthologyAerosmith2
2001Millenium EditionAerosmith1
2002O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith HitsAerosmith11
2004The Collection: Presenting 3 Original Album ClassicsAerosmith1
2005GoldAerosmith3
2006Devil’s Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of AerosmithAerosmith58
200720th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of AerosmithAerosmith2
2008Gold CollectionAerosmith1
20104 Original AlbumsAerosmith1
2011Tough Love: Best of the BalladsAerosmith3
2011The Essential AerosmithAerosmith3
Aerosmith - The Best OFAerosmith1
New Best BalladsAerosmith1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1978Live! BootlegAerosmith411
1986Classics Live!Aerosmith5
1987Sweet Emotion - Hampton Civic Center, VA 16 Nov 1987Aerosmith1
1987Classics Live! IIAerosmith5
1990Coming Clean (Live 1990)Aerosmith1
19941994-06-09: Concierto Básico, Studio 40 Principales, Madrid, SpainAerosmith1
1998Classics Live! CompleteAerosmith1
1998A Little South of SanityAerosmith47
2004You Gotta MoveAerosmith2
2004You Gotta Move Live!Aerosmith1
2005Rockin’ the JointAerosmith6
2009Rock This WayAerosmith1
2013Rock for the Rising SunAerosmith1
2014Rocks Donington 2014Aerosmith3
20151980-12-03: Live At The Boston Club, Boston, MA, USAAerosmith1
20171990-09-29: Live At Memorial Drive, Triple M-FM Broadcast, Adelaide, AustraliaAerosmith1
2017Bad Boys from BostonAerosmith1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1975Dream On / Sweet EmotionAerosmith52
1975Walk This WayAerosmith51
1976Draw The Line / Bright, Light, FrightAerosmith1
1978Come TogetherAerosmith1
1985Specially-Priced Limited Edition Live Maxi (single)Aerosmith1
1987AngelAerosmith5
1987Dude (Looks Like a Lady)Aerosmith4
1988Rag DollAerosmith3
1989Love in an ElevatorAerosmith4
1989Janie's Got a GunAerosmith2
1989The Other SideAerosmith4
1990Special Australian Tour SouvenirAerosmith1
1991Sweet EmotionAerosmith4.51
1993Livin’ on the EdgeAerosmith7
1993Cryin'Aerosmith2
1993AmazingAerosmith4
1993Cryin’Aerosmith2
1993Eat the RichAerosmith2
1994Crazy / Blind ManAerosmith1
1994Blind ManAerosmith1
1994CrazyAerosmith3
1994Shut Up and DanceAerosmith1
1995Walk on WaterAerosmith1
1997Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)Aerosmith4
1997Hole in My SoulAerosmith3
1997PinkAerosmith4
1998I Don’t Want to Miss a ThingAerosmith310
1999PinkAerosmith1
2001JadedAerosmith5
2001Jaded / Angel's EyeAerosmith2
2001Fly Away From HereAerosmith3
2002Girls of SummerAerosmith2
2012Legendary ChildAerosmith31
2012Lover AlotAerosmith1
2012What Could Have Been LoveAerosmith1

Single + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1986Dream OnAerosmith3

EP

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1988Vacation ClubAerosmith1
1990Limited Edition Hits EPAerosmith1
1997Made in AmericaAerosmith1

EP + DJ-mix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1999Full CircleAerosmith1

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