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Aerosmith

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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The band, which formed in 1970, originally included: Steven Tyler - Vocals (born March 26, 1948 in New York, NY) Joe Perry - Lead Guitar (born September 10, 1950 in Lawrence, MA) Joey Kramer - Drums (born June 21, 1950 in New York, NY) Ray Tabano - Rhythm…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Steven Tyler's real name/full is Stephen Victor Tallarico
      Joe Perry's is Anthony Joseph Perry
      Brad Whitford's is Bradley Ernest Whitford
      Tom Hamilton's is Thomas William Hamilton
      Joey Kramer's is Joseph Michael Kramer

    • The very first Aerosmith rehearsals took place in the basement at Boston University.

    • At the very first Aerosmith gig at Nipmuck high school, the band opened up with the song, "Route 66."

    • In June 2008, a game in the Guitar Hero series was released dedicated to them.

    • At their first gig at Nipmuck high school, they wanted cool t-shirts to wear when they performed, so they stole t-shirts from the locker room reading, "Nipmuck High School."

    • Their hit song, "Same Old Song And Dance" was featured on the video game, Guitar Hero 3.

    • Ray Tabano was the first rhythm guitarist in Aerosmith.

    • Perry said that they had aspirations of touring in 2008.

    • Aerosmith was ranked number 4 on rock.com's list of the 100 greatest.

    • Walk This Way is ranked number 215 by Rolling Stone's top 500 songs ever written.

    • "Cryin" won The Best Video of the Year at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards.

    • "Done With Mirrors" was the first album Aerosmith recorded with Joe Perry back in the group.

    • "Sweet Emotion" was written about Steven Tyler's bitter relationship with Elissa Perry.

    • In 1986, Run-DMC, a rap group, recorded "Walk This Way" with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry backing on vocals.

    • Joe Perry was in a band with Tom Hamilton before Aerosmith was formed.

    • Aerosmith performed at the Reading Festival in England in 1977.

    • "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" won an Academy Award for best soundtrack in "Armagedden." It also was the number one hit for 4 weeks straight.

    • The band's only number one single to date was "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing."

    • "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" is the soundtrack for the movie "Armageddon." Steven Tyler's daughter, Liv, starred in the movie.

    • "Walk This Way" was a top 10 hit for nearly 3 weeks in 1977.

    • In 1979, Joe Perry left the band because of differences with Steven Tyler.

    • The only American rock band with more album sales than Aerosmith is The Eagles.

    • "Crazy" is ranked number 476 on rock.com's top 500 classic rock songs.

    • Aerosmith's version of "Come Together" is ranked number 157 on rock.com's top 500 classic rock songs.

    • "Janie's Got a Gun" is ranked number 321 on rock.com's top 500 classic rock songs.

    • "Train Kept Rolling" is ranked number 204 on rock.com's top 500 classic rock songs.

    • Aerosmith is ranked number 12 on rock.com's list of the 100 greatest rock and roll acts.

    • "Sweet Emotion" is ranked number 56 on rock.com's top 500 classic rock songs.

    • "Walk This Way" is ranked number 29 on rock.com's top 500 classic rock songs.

    • "Dream On" is ranked number 15 on rock.com's top 500 classic rock songs.

    • Aerosmith's song Walk This Way is ranked #35 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll.

    • Aerosmith's song Dream On is ranked #47 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll.

    • Aerosmtih is #11 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artist of Hard Rock.

    • Aerosmith Tours:
      · Toys in the Attic Tour 1975 · Rocks Tour 1976-1977
      · Draw the Line Tour 1977-1978
      · Night in the Ruts Tour 1979-1980
      · Rock in a Hard Place Tour 1982-1983
      · Back in the Saddle Tour 1984
      · Done With Mirrors Tour 1985-1986
      · Permanent Vacation Tour 1987-1988
      · Pump Tour 1989-1990
      · Get a Grip Tour 1993-1994
      · Nine Lives Tour 1997-1999
      · Just Push Play Tour 2001-2002
      · Girls of Summer Tour 2002
      · Rocksimus Maximus Tour 2003
      · Honkin' on Bobo Tour 2004
      · Rockin' the Joint Tour 2005-2006
      · Route of All Evil Tour 2006-2007

    • The Aerosmith singles that entered the Top 40 are:
      · "Sweet Emotion" (1975 - #36) · "Dream On" (1976 - #6)
      · "Walk This Way" (1977 - #10)
      · "Last Child" (1976 - #21) · "Back in the Saddle" (1977 - #38) · "Come Together" (1978 - #23) · "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" (1987 - #14) · "Angel" (1988 - #3) · "Rag Doll" (1988 - #17) · "Love in an Elevator" (1989 - #5)
      · "Janie's Got a Gun" (1990 - #4) · "What It Takes" (1990 - #9)
      · "The Other Side" (1990 - #22) · "Livin' on the Edge" (1993 - #18) · "Cryin'" (1993 - #12) · "Amazing" (1994 - #24) · "Crazy" (1994 - #17) · "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" (1997 - #35) · "Pink" (1998 - #27) · "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (1998 - #1) · "Jaded" (2001 - #7)

    • Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were known as "The Toxic Twins", because of their notorious abuse of drugs on and off the stage.

    • The trademark scarves tied to Steven Tyler's microphone stand were used to hide Quaaludes and Tuinals for his use throughout their concerts in the 1970's.

    • The band's first gig was held on November 6, 1970 at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, Massachusetts.

    • Their fanbase spans three generations.

    • Their fanbase is known as the Blue Army, and numbers over 1 million people worldwide.

    • They have won four Grammys.

    • Aerosmith have had 21 Top 40 hits.

    • They are the second best-selling American rock band of all time, after The Eagles.

    • The band has sold 66.5 million albums in America alone.

    • The band has sold 140 million albums worldwide.

    • The band was very popular in the 70s, but they almost split due to substance abuse and drug addictions in the early 80s (some members left the band, but later returned).

    • Aerosmith's debut album was released in 1973.

    • In 1970, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Tom Hamilton decided to start a band in Boston.

    • Tom Hamilton is from New London, New Hampshire.

    • Joe Perry is from Hopedale, Massachusetts.

    • Steven Tyler is from Yonkers, New York.

    • Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Tom Hamilton originally met in Sunapee, New Hampshire in the late 1960s, but did not form a band at the time.

    • Although many people see Aerosmith as a Boston band, none of the band members are actually from that city.

    • The band was formed when Steven Tyler met Joe Perry in an ice cream parlor.

  • Quotes

    • Joey Kramer: We got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which was really amazing to be recognized by our peers.

    • Steven Tyler: We weren't even aware of all the stuff that came with it. We just looked at the bands that we idolized - like the Yardbirds - and we were blown away by how they could play. All we wanted to do was play like that, to be a great band like that.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Wow! I mean wow!

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    Aerosmith would be one of my favorites. My favorite song by them would be Cryin, and I Don't Want to Miss a Thing. They have been around for how long? and are still hot! You gotta admit, Tyler is still cute, a lil old but cute. This band is one that I could listen to all day long. Better than most of the musicians out their. I wonder will they ever stop rockin? Who cares if they don't stop, they're good. No their great. The line by them that I can probably remeber the most is, 'All I want is someone I can't resist. I'll know all I need to know by the way that I got kissed.' That line speaks a lot to me. Aerosmith, I give you a 10 for being three generations rock n roll'erz!moreless
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