Aerosmith is one of the longest-standing rock and roll bands in the history of music. The rock band that started in Boston has sold more than 150 million records in the world with 70 million in the United States. It has a total of 25 gold albums, 12 multi-platinum albums and 18 platinum albums and has the most certifications from all American bands. Fans can catch an Aerosmith concert almost any time of the year.
Dreaming On Aerosmith
Aerosmith rose as one of the most popular rock bands of the '70s. It successfully combined within itself heavy metal, hard rock and bluesy swagger. The quintet was founded in Boston when the lead singer, Steven Tyler, met future guitarist Joe Perry while on a job at an ice cream parlor in New Hampshire. During the '70s, the band was extremely popular with its power ballads that combined rock and roll and with softer sounds using piano chords, orchestral strings and distorted guitars. In the '70s, the band earned a series of gold and platinum albums. Its tours during those years built it a fan base throughout America while supporting diverse groups like Sha Na Na and Mott the Hoople. In the '80s, Aerosmith regrouped with guitarists Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay. The group made a dramatic comeback with albums like Walk This Way, Permanent Vacation and Pump. In 1994, the band released their album Big Ones, which featured a compilation of hits from previous years. The album went double platinum right after its release.
Where can I buy Aerosmith tickets?
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What are the most popular Aerosmith songs?
The group that was induced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has 21 Hot 100 entries since the creation of the band. The most notable one was "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," which became a No. 1 hit after its release and topped charts for four weeks. The other top hits of the group include "Dream On," "Walk This Way," "Janie's Got a Gun," "Livin' on the Edge" and "Crazy."
What awards has Aerosmith won?
Aerosmith has won numerous awards throughout the decades that it has been active. The band holds ninth place for the most awarded artist of all time and third place for the most awarded group of all time. Aerosmith is the No. 1 artist to win awards for Best Rock Video four times and the most awarded band for Viewer's Choice. It also has won four Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and awards for the categories Video of the Year, Best Video From a Film and Best Group Video. The songs that won Grammys were "Livin' on the Edge," "Crazy," "Janie's Got a Gun" and "Pink." The group has six American Music Awards, two People's Choice Awards and four Billboard Music Awards. In the band's native Boston, it received awards for Best Rock Video and one for Outstanding Rock Band.
Who are the current Aerosmith band members?
Aerosmith has changed its members throughout the years. The only constant band members since the inception of the band until now are Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer and Tom Hamilton. Steve Tyler is the lead vocals, percussion and harmonica. Tom Hamilton has the bass, and Joey Kramer plays the drums and percussion. Joe Perry is the guitarist and backing vocals and was with the band since its inception with a short leave from 1979 to 1984. Brad Whitford is the other guitar member that has been with the band from the beginning, with an absence occurring from 1981 to 1984.
Is Aerosmith currently performing?
Aerosmith is performing and touring in 2019, including an ongoing residency at the Park MGM in Las Vegas.