10 Most Interesting Events In Aerosmith’s Career

10 Most Interesting Events In Aerosmith’s Career | Society Of Rock Videos

Aerosmith’s rock and roll journey has been a rollercoaster of experiences, and here we revisit some of the most notable events that have shaped their illustrious career:

1. Formation and Early Years (1970)
Aerosmith originated in Sunapee, N.H., in 1970, with vocalist Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry leading the way. The band, also comprising bassist Tom Hamilton, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano (later replaced by Brad Whitford), soon found their footing in Boston and gained popularity as club favorites in the Northeast.

2. Toys in The Attic and Breakthrough (1975)
The release of their 1975 album Toys in The Attic propelled Aerosmith into the national spotlight. The success of the album led to the resurgence of the hit “Dream On,” reaching #10 in 1976 and boosting sales of their first two albums. The 1976 album Rocks peaked at No. 3 and achieved platinum status swiftly.

3. Collaboration with Desmond Child and Bruce Fairburn (1987-1989)
The late 1980s saw Aerosmith recording Permanent Vacation in 1987, selling over three million copies. The subsequent album, Pump (1989), featuring hits like “Janie’s Got A Gun” and “Love In An Elevator,” sold four million copies, solidifying its place in rock history.

4. Armageddon and Chart-Topping Success (1998)
In 1998, Aerosmith reached new heights with their first #1 song, “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,” featured in the Armageddon movie soundtrack. The song received nominations for an Academy Award and multiple Grammys.

5. MTV Video Music Awards Collaboration (1999)
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry joined forces with Run-DMC and Kid Rock for a memorable live performance of “Walk This Way” at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 1999, setting the stage for the Girls of Summer Tour.

6. Super Bowl XXXV Halftime Show (2001)
Aerosmith kicked off the new millennium by headlining the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXV in January 2001, collaborating with pop stars N Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, and Nelly on a rendition of “Walk This Way.”

7. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction (2001)
March 2001 marked the release of their 13th studio album, Just Push Play, which quickly went platinum. The single Jaded reached the Top Ten and was featured in Dodge commercials. Aerosmith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shortly after the album’s release.

8. Devil’s Got a New Disguise (2006)
The compilation album Devil’s Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith was released on October 17, 2006, featuring previous hits along with two new songs, “Devil’s Got a New Disguise” and “Sedona Sunrise.”

9. Farewell Tour Speculations (2016)
In June 2016, Steven Tyler hinted at a breakup, announcing a “Farewell Tour” scheduled for 2017. However, Joe Perry later clarified in July that while it might be the end of an era, a new chapter awaited, suggesting that calling it a “Farewell Tour” might be an exaggeration.

10. Resilience and Continued Performances (Present)
Despite speculations about a farewell tour in 2016, Aerosmith demonstrated resilience. Instead of fading away, they continued to perform, captivating audiences with their timeless hits and energetic performances. The band’s ability to adapt and persist has solidified their status as rock legends, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next chapter in Aerosmith’s enduring career.

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