The Band Of The Month for September is Aerosmith!08.31.16
Aerosmith is an American rock band, formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. The “Bad Boys from Boston,” signed to Columbia Records in 1972, and their first five albums have since attained multi-platinum status. Their first five albums have since attained multi-platinum status. Throughout the 1970s, the band toured extensively and charted a dozen Hot 100 singles. By the end of the decade, they were among the most popular hard rock bands in the world, until drug addiction and internal conflict took their toll on the band, leading to the departures of Perry and Whitford in 1979 and 1981.
Perry and Whitford returned to Aerosmith in 1984 and the band signed a new deal with Geffen Records. In the late 1980s and 1990s, the band scored several hits, released multi-platinum albums, won numerous awards, 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. After 46 years of performing, the band continues to tour and record music, but is contemplating a farewell tour slated to begin in 2017.
They are 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 alone. With 25 gold albums, 18 platinum albums, 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. The band has scored 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. In 2013 the band’s principal songwriters, Tyler and Perry, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Did you know?:
-At a restaurant called Anchorage, Steven was having his meal. There he wanted to meet the chef to congratulate him as it was the best French fries he had ever eaten. Coincidentally, the chef turned out to be Perry who was not happy to meet him as Steven always made a mess of his meal which Joe had to clean later.
-Aerosmith are cited as largely influential by members of Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Mötley Crüe, and so many other artists that are celebrated in every Hairbanger’s Ball show.
-The band moved into a home together at 1325 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, where they wrote and rehearsed music together and spent afternoons getting stoned watching Three Stooges marathons.
-Before their performance in Cleveland, guitarist Joe Perry’s wife, Elyssa Jerret threw milk on bassist Tom Hamilton’s wife, Terry Hamilton. This led to Joe Perry quitting the band in 1979.
-Steven’s trademark scarves on his microphone stand were used to hide drugs so he could get high during performances.
-When Jennifer Aniston was with Brad Pitt, she said that Tyler was the only guy she would leave him for.
-They have their own roller coaster at Disney World (which our own Clare Crush rode this summer)
-Mick Jäger became interested in music after seeing the movie Mrs. Doubtfire, which featured Aerosmith’s song “Dude (Looks Like A Lady).”
Top 10 songs from iTunes:
- I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
- Dream On
- Sweet Emotion
- Walk This Way
- Rag Doll
- Janie’s Got A Gun
- Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
Songs WE love:
- Love In An Elevator
- Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
- Nobody’s Fault
- Rats In The Cellar
- One Way Street
- Lord Of The Thighs
- Magic Touch
- Livin’ On The Edge
- Ain’t That A Bitch
Ok all of them. . . . Let’s face it, we’d listen to Steven Tyler sing the phone book!