35 Facts About Aerosmith


Aerosmith is an American rock band formed in Boston in 1970.

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In 2008, they released Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, which is considered to be the best-selling band-centric video game.

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Aerosmith was not scheduled to play that night at the club, but they paid out of their own pockets to secure a place on the bill, reportedly the only band ever to do so at Max's.

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In 1975, Aerosmith released their third album, Toys in the Attic, which established Aerosmith as international stars, competing with the likes of Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones.

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Originally derided as Rolling Stones knockoffs in part due to the physical resemblance between lead singers Steven Tyler and Mick Jagger, Toys in the Attic showed that Aerosmith was a unique and talented band in their own right.

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In 1979, the band started work on their next album, Night in the Ruts, but Aerosmith decided to go on tour during a break in the recording schedule.

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Since there was still work to be done on Night in the Ruts, Aerosmith needed fill-in musicians to take Perry's place on the songs that needed to be recorded to complete the album.

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Also in 1980, Aerosmith released their first compilation album, Greatest Hits.

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In 1981, Aerosmith began work on their next album, Rock in a Hard Place, which saw them reunite with producer Jack Douglas.

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In 1984, Aerosmith embarked on a reunion tour called the Back in the Saddle Tour, which led to the live album Classics Live II.

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In 1999, Aerosmith was chosen to be featured in the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, providing the ride's soundtrack and theme at both Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort and, formerly, at Disneyland Paris in the Walt Disney Studios Park, which opened in 2002 and closed in 2019, to be replaced by an Iron Man and the Avengers attraction in the upcoming Avengers Campus.

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Aerosmith is the only band to be inducted to the Hall of Fame with a song active in the charts .

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In May, Aerosmith covered the "Theme from Spider-Man" for the soundtrack of the 2002 film of the same name.

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In 2003, Aerosmith co-headlined with Kiss on the Rocksimus Maximus Tour, in preparation for release of their blues album.

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Aerosmith was helped up by security staff and taken backstage, before guitarist Joe Perry told the audience the show was over.

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Aerosmith's been taking great pains to remind everybody of that, so hopefully that's the way it will come out.

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In late April and early May 2013, Aerosmith extended their Global Warming Tour to Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore.

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Aerosmith was revived and rushed to the hospital, where he was quickly upgraded to stable condition later that night.

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From September through October 2016 Aerosmith embarked on a nine-date tour of Latin America, called the Rock 'N' Roll Rumble Tour, preceded by a performance at the Kaaboo Festival in San Diego, California on September 17.

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Aerosmith expressed similar concerns in an interview with Joe Bonamassa on his "Live From Nerdville" podcast in June 2021.

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In March 2022, following the cancellation of the rescheduled European tour, Aerosmith announced that the Deuces Are Wild residency would both continue and expand, beginning in June and running through December, along with the rescheduled Fenway Park show in September.

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Aerosmith's influence was evident on the next generation of hard rock and heavy metal bands, namely Motley Crue, Ratt, Guns N' Roses, Tesla, L A Guns, Cinderella, Faster Pussycat, Skid Row, Extreme, Warrant, Inglorious, the Black Crowes and the Quireboys, as well as Metallica, Metal Church and Testament.

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Especially, Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash has stated that Aerosmith is his favorite band, and Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx has expressed massive admiration for the band and its early records in both The Dirt and The Heroin Diaries.

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Band's music has been featured in several video games, such as episodes of the Dead or Alive and Grand Theft Auto series, and some video games are centered on the band, like Quest for Fame and Revolution X Aerosmith was the first band to have its band-centered Guitar Hero title, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, which is considered to be the best-selling band-centric video game across both the Guitar Hero and Rock Band platforms.

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In 1987, Aerosmith won the Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap – Single for the re-mix of "Walk This Way" with Run-D.

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Aerosmith is second only to U2 in the number of awards won in that category.

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Aerosmith is the all-time leader in the categories Best Rock Video and Viewer's Choice .

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Aerosmith has won once each in the categories Video of the Year, Best Group Video, and Best Video from a Film.

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In 1994, Aerosmith released the song "Head First" on the CompuServe online service, which is considered to be the first full-length commercial product available online.

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In 2008, Aerosmith became the first artist to have an entire Guitar Hero video game based around them with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

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Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is considered to be the best-selling band-centric video game across both the Guitar Hero and Rock Band platforms.

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Aerosmith holds several chart and album sales feats, including the second highest number of number-one singles on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for a group with nine, the only number one debut on the Billboard Hot 100 by a rock group with "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing", the second most gold albums by an American group behind Kiss who has 30, the most total certifications by an American group, and are tied with Van Halen for the most multi-platinum albums by an American group.

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Media often refer to Aerosmith, who have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide and 70.

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Aerosmith were honored as MusiCares Person of the Year in 2020.

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Later, when the band resurrected itself in the late 1980s and 1990s, Aerosmith made further appearances, including the "Wayne's World" sketch on Saturday Night Live in 1990, the "Flaming Moe's" episode of The Simpsons in 1991, and the film Wayne's World 2 in 1993.

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