Hard Rock Bands - Aerosmith

Aerosmith is an American hard rock band, sometimes referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band." Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal,and rhythm and blues,and has inspired many subsequent rock artists.The band was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with singer Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith. In 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston.

They were signed to Columbia Records in 1972, and released a string of multi-platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album, followed by their 1974 album Get Your Wings. In 1975, the band broke into the mainstream with the album Toys in the Attic, and their 1976 follow-up Rocks cemented their status as hard rock superstars. Two additional albums followed in 1977 and 1979. Throughout the 1970s, the band toured extensively and charted a string of Hot 100 singles. By the end of the decade, they were among the most popular hard rock bands in the world and developed a loyal following of fans, often referred to as the "Blue Army".The band did not fare well between 1980 and 1984, releasing a lone album, Rock in a Hard Place, which went gold but failed to match their previous successes.

Perry and Whitford returned in 1984 and the band signed a new deal with Geffen Records. After a comeback tour, the band recorded Done with Mirrors (1985), which won some critical praise but failed to come close to commercial expectations. It was not until the band's collaboration with rap group Run–D.M.C. in 1986, and the 1987 release Permanent Vacation that they regained the level of popularity they had experienced in the 1970s.Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the band scored several hits and won numerous awards for music from the multi-platinum albums Pump (1989), Get a Grip (1993), and Nine Lives (1997), 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. Additional albums followed in 2001 and 2004. The band toured throughout the 2000s, touring every year except 2008. After 43 years of performing, the band continues to tour and record music. Their latest album, Music from Another Dimension!, was released on November 6, 2012. Aerosmith is the best-selling American rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million albums worldwide,including 66.5 million albums in the United States alone. They also hold the record for the most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group. The band has scored 21 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, nine number-one Mainstream Rock hits, four Grammy Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and were included among both Rolling Stone's and VH1's lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Current Members
Steven Tyler - Vocals, Keyboard, Harmonica
Tom Hamilton - Bass
Joey Kramer - Drums, Percussions
Joe Perry - Guitar, Back Vocals
Brad Whitford - Guitar

Former members
Ray Tabano - Guitar
Jimmy Crespo - Guitar
Rick Dufay - Guitar

Aerosmith (1973)
Get Your Wings (1974)
Toys In The Attic (1975)
Rocks (1976)
Draw The Line (1977)
Night In The Ruts (1979)
Rock In A Hard Place (1982
Done With Mirrors (1985)
Permanent Vacation (1987)
Pump (1989)
Get A Grip (1993)
Nine Lives (1997)
Just Push Play (2001)
Honkin’ on Bobo (2004)
Music from Another Dimension! (2012)

Aerosmith es una banda estadounidense de hard rock.Su sonido agresivamente rítmico tiene raíces en el blues, y además contribuyó a establecer el sonido del hard rock y heavy metal de las décadas de 1980 y 1990. La banda, se formó en Boston, Massachusetts en 1970.El guitarrista Joe Perry y el bajista Tom Hamilton, originalmente pertenecían a una banda llamada Jam Band, posteriormente se integraron el cantante Steven Tyler, el baterista Joey Kramer, y el guitarrista Ray Tabano, y formaron Aerosmith. En 1971, Tabano fue reemplazado por Brad Whitford, y fue en ese entonces que la banda comenzó a ser conocida en Boston.

La banda firmó un contrato con Columbia Records en 1972, y lanzaron un serie de álbumes que han sido certificados multi-platino, comenzando con su álbum debut homónimo. En 1975, la banda se consolidó con el álbum Toys in the Attic, y en su siguiente álbum Rocks de 1976, cimentó su estatus de superestrellas de hard rock.Para finales de la década de 1970, eran una de las bandas más populares de hard rock en todo el mundo y había conseguido un gran número de seguidores, que a menudo se les llama "Blue Army". La banda no tuvo éxito entre 1980 y 1984, lanzando solamente un álbum, Rock in a Hard Place, que fue disco de oro, pero no a la altura de sus éxitos anteriores.

Aunque Perry y Whitford regresaron en 1984 y que la banda había firmado un contrato de grabación con Geffen Records, no fue hasta el lanzamiento en 1987 del álbum Permanent Vacation en que la banda recuperó el nivel de popularidad que había experimentado en la década de 1970. A lo largo de los años 1980 y 1990, la banda obtuvo varios éxitos y ganó numerosos premios musicales con los álbumes Pump (1989), Get a Grip (1993), y Nine Lives (1997). Su regreso ha sido descrito como uno de los momentos más importantes y espectaculares de la historia del rock and roll. Después de 40 años de dar conciertos, la banda continúa haciendo giras y grabando música.

Aerosmith es una de las bandas con mayor número de ventas de todos los tiempos,han vendido más de 150 millones de álbumes en todo el mundo,incluyendo 66,5 millones de álbumes únicamente en los Estados Unidos.También tienen el récord de ser el grupo estadounidense con mayor número de discos de oro y platino . La banda ha conseguido 21 entradas al Top 40 del Billboard Hot 100, nueve números uno en el Mainstream Rock Tracks, cuatro premios Grammy, y diez MTV Video Music Awards. Fueron incluidos en el Salón de la Fama del Rock en el 2001, y en 2005 fueron clasificados n.º 57 en la lista de los 100 mejores artistas de todos los tiempos de la revista Rolling Stone.

Miembros Actuales
Steven Tyler - Voz, piano, harmonica
Joe Perry - Guitarra
Brad Whitford - Guitarra
Tom Hamilton - Bajo
Joey Kramer - Bateria

Antiguos miembros
Jimmy Crespo - Guitarra
Ray Tabano - Guitarra
Rick Dufay - Guitarra

Aerosmith (1973)
Get Your Wings (1974)
Toys in the Attic (1975)
Rocks (1976)
Draw the Line (1977)
Night in the Ruts (1979)
Rock in a Hard Place (1982)
Done with Mirrors (1985)
Permanent Vacation (1987)
Pump (1989)
Get a Grip (1993)
Nine Lives (1997)
Just Push Play (2001)
Honkin' on Bobo (2004)
Music from Another Dimension! (2012)

References: Wikipedia
Referencias: Wikipedia