December 1, 2022

Aerosmith Band, History, Members, Tours, and Discography

Aerosmith is an American rock band sometimes known as ‘The Bad Boys From Boston’, and ‘America’s Greatest Rock Band’. They were formed in Boston in 1970. The band uses, a style consisting of blues-based hard rock as well as some elements of pop rock. The band has garnered widespread recognition as well as several awards and achievements over the years and are expected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019.

Aerosmith Members

  • Stephen Tyler (1970-Present)
  • Tom Hamilton (1970-Present)
  • Joey Kramer (1970-Present)
  • Joe Perry (1970-1979, 1984-Present)
  • Brad Whitford (1971-1981, 1984-Present)
  • Buck Johnson (Touring Member)(2014-Present)

Former Members:

  • Ray Tabano (1970-1971)
  • Jimmy Crespo (1979-1984)
  • Rick Dufay (1981-1984)

Aerosmith Discography

Aerosmith:

No.

Title

1.

“Make It”

2.

“Somebody” (Tyler, Steven Emspack)

3.

“Dream On”

4.

“One Way Street”

5.

“Mama Kin”

6.

Write Me a Letter”

7.

“Movin’ Out” (Tyler, Joe Perry)

8.

“Walkin’ the Dog” (Rufus Thomas)

Get Your Wings

1.

“Same Old Song and Dance”

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry

2.

“Lord of the Thighs”

Tyler

3.

“Spaced”

Tyler, Perry

4.

“Woman of the World”

Tyler, Don Solomon

5.

“S.O.S. (Too Bad)”

Tyler

6.

“Train Kept A-Rollin'”

Tiny Bradshaw, Howard Kay, Lois Mann

7.

“Seasons of Wither”

Tyler

8.

“Pandora’s Box”

Tyler, Joey Kramer

Toys in The Attic

No.

Title

Writer(s)

1.

“Toys in the Attic”

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry

2.

“Uncle Salty”

Tyler, Tom Hamilton

3.

“Adam’s Apple”

Tyler

4.

“Walk This Way”

Tyler, Perry

5.

“Big Ten Inch Record”

Fred Weismantel

6.

“Sweet Emotion”

Tyler, Hamilton

7.

“No More No More”

Tyler, Perry

8.

“Round and Round”

Tyler, Brad Whitford

9.

“You See Me Crying”

Tyler, Don Solomon

Rocks

No.

Title

Writer(s)

1.

“Back in the Saddle”

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry

2.

“Last Child”

Tyler, Brad Whitford

3.

“Rats in the Cellar”

Tyler, Perry

4.

“Combination”

Perry

5.

“Sick as a Dog”

Tyler, Tom Hamilton

6.

“Nobody’s Fault”

Tyler, Whitford

7.

“Get the Lead Out”

Tyler, Perry

8.

“Lick and a Promise”

Tyler, Perry

9.

“Home Tonight”

Tyler

Draw The Line

Title

Writer(s)

“Draw the Line”

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry

“I Wanna Know Why”

Tyler, Perry

“Critical Mass”

Tyler, Tom Hamilton, Jack Douglas

“Get It Up”

Tyler, Perry

“Bright Light Fright”

Perry

“Kings and Queens”

Tyler, Brad Whitford, Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Douglas

“The Hand That Feeds”

Tyler, Whitford, Hamilton, Kramer, Douglas

“Sight for Sore Eyes”

Tyler, Perry, Douglas, David Johansen

“Milk Cow Blues”

Kokomo Arnold

  • Might in The Ruts
  • Rock In A Hard Place
  • Done With Mirrors
  • Permanent Vacation
  • Pump
  • Get a Grip
  • Nine Lives
  • Just Push Play
  • Honkin’ on Bobo
  • Music From Another Planet

Aerosmith Tours

  • 2019: Aerosmith: Deuces are Wild
  • 2017–2018: Aero-Vederci Baby! Tour
  • 2016: Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble Tour
  • 2015: Blue Army Tour
  • 2014: Let Rock Rule Tour
  • 2012–2014: Global Warming Tour
  • 2011: Back on the Road Tour
  • 2010: Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour
  • 2009: Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Tour
  • 2007: World Tour 2007
  • 2006: Route of All Evil Tour
  • 2005–2006: Rockin’ the Joint Tour
  • 2004: Honkin’ on Bobo Tour
  • 2003: Rocksimus Maximus Tour
  • 2002: Girls of Summer Tour
  • 2001–2002: Just Push Play Tour
  • 1999–2000: Roar of the Dragon Tour
  • 1997–1999: Nine Lives Tour
  • 1993–1994: Get a Grip Tour
  • 1989–1990: Pump Tour
  • 1987–1988: Permanent Vacation Tour
  • 1985–1986: Done with Mirrors Tour
  • 1984: Back in the Saddle Tour
  • 1982–1983: Rock in a Hard Place Tour
  • 1979–1980: Night in the Ruts Tour
  • 1978: Live! Bootleg Tour
  • 1977–1978: Aerosmith Express Tour
  • 1976–1977: Rocks Tour
  • 1975: Toys in the Attic Tour
  • 1974: Get Your Wings Tour
  • 1973: Aerosmith Tour
  • 1970–1972: Club Days
The Aerosmith Band Members

Aerosmith Band  History

Steven Tyler had a band called “Strangeurs” based in Yonkers, New York meanwhile Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton had the “Jam Band”. Joey Kramer later joined Perry and Hamilton in the Jam Band. The two bands considered merging after performing in the same gig in 1970. After coming to an agreement a new band was formed and they moved into a home together at 1325 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, where they wrote and rehearsed music together and relaxed in between shows. They then hired Ray Tabano, a rhythm guitarist and childhood friend of Steven Tyler and began playing in local shows. Aerosmith played their first gig in Mendon, Massachusetts at Nipmuc Regional High School (now Miscoe Hill Middle School) on November 6, 1970.

In 1971, Tabano left and was replaced by Brad Whitford, formerly a member of Earth Inc. The band began gaining recognition by doing live shows locally. They then signed a promotion deal with Frank Connelly and later got a management deal with David Krebs and Steve Leber in 1972. Aerosmith signed with Columbia in mid-1972 for a reported $125,000 and released their debut album, “Aerosmith” which became #166. Aerosmith then went on several tours in support for their debut album and after, they released their second album, “Get Your Wings” in 1974. The year after they released their third album “Toys in the Attic” giving them international recognition. This album became Aerosmith’s first top 40 hit, and later became the band’s bestselling studio album in the United States.

They released their fourth album “Rocks” which was a quick success appearing (along with their previous album, Toys In the Attic) on such lists as Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and are cited as influential by members of Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Mötley Crüe. They released their next album, Draw the Line, in 1977. The album sold 2 million copies. The band’s drug abuse began catching up to them and affecting their performances with Tyler and Perry being referred to as “The Toxic Twins”. They then began working on their next album, Nigh In The Ruts but decided to go on touring break in the recording schedule.

Following a confrontation between the wives of Joe Perry’s Wife, Elissa, and Hamilton’s wife, Terry, Perry and Hamilton had a heated argument causing Perry to leave Aerosmith. Shortly after, he formed his own side project known as The Joe Perry Project. The band needed a guitarist after Perry’s departure. The position was filled by Jimmy Crespo. The band released Night In the Ruts in November 1979 but it didn’t perform as well as their previous albums. Their popularity began deteriorating and by 1980, Tyler’s drug issues had affected his performance drastically causing him to pass out on stage during a show in Portland, Maine. Also in 1980, Aerosmith released their first compilation album, Greatest Hits. Which gained popularity later and went on to become their best selling album in the United States, with sales of 11 million copies.

They began working on their next album,  Rock In A Hard Place in 1981. Whitford joined Perry in “The Perry Project”, playing with them in 1984. Rick Dufay replaced Whitford and they released Rock in a Hard Place on the 1st of August 1982 and it reached #32 on Billboard 200 albums chart. The Perry Project and Aerosmith reunited after Perry and Whitford saw Aerosmith perform at Boston’s Orpheum Theater on February 14, 1984, three months before their merging.

The band’s drug problems, still a hindrance to their performance, had them looking hard for a comeback, and they signed with Geffen Records to achieve this. They released the album, Done With Mirrors in 1985 which made them a popular concert attraction although the album didn’t really succeed that much. All the band members went through drug rehabilitation programs beginning with Tyler in 1986. After becoming clean again, they worked hard to make their next album a success as it was crucial due to the commercial disappointment of Done With Mirrors.

They released Permanent Vacation in September 1987 and it became their bestselling album in over a decade and also the first album they did while sober. Their next album, Pump, released in 1989 was even better than the previous. Pump, was greatly successful selling 7 million copies, spawning several music videos that were in regular rotation on MTV, and achieving four-star ratings from major music magazines. In addition, it ranked as the fourth bestselling album of 1990. Still, in 1990, they were also inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk.

Their next album, Get A Grip, was successful becoming number 1. The music videos featured then up-and-coming actress Alicia Silverstone; her provocative performances earned her the title of “the Aerosmith chick”. The band won two Grammy Awards for songs from this album for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: for “Livin’ on the Edge” in 1994 and “Crazy” in 1995. In 1994, they released a compilation album called Big Ones for Geffen Records, both of which experienced great success on the rock charts. Between 1991 and 1996, they released two more albums with Geffen, which meant they now had five albums with Geffen under their belt, which meant they could now begin recording for their new contract with Columbia, who they signed a $30 million contract with.

Ther next album, Nine Lives, was released in March 1997, followed by the long Nine Lives Tour, plagued by problems like lead singer Steven Tyler injuring his leg at a concert, and Joey Kramer suffering second-degree burns when his car caught fire at a gas station. They also released the single I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing, their first and only number 1 single. They released A Little South of Sanity.

They released their thirteenth album, Just Push Play, in March 2001. Shortly after, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In July 2002, Aerosmith released a two-disc career-spanning compilation O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits. Their next album was the long-promised blues album, Honkin’ On Bobo, released in 2004, followed by the live DVD You Gotta Move. The year after in October, they released a CD/DVD Rockin’ The Joint. On October 17, 2006, the compilation album Devil’s Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith was released which peaked at number 15 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

The band worked with the makers of the Guitar Hero series to make Guitar Series: Aerosmith, a video game dedicated to their music released on the 29th of June 2008. Between 2009 and 2010, the band began experiencing conflicts amongst themselves and at some time the band was thought to be separating. An album they had been working on, Music From Another Dimension, was greatly affected by what was occurring in the band. They released a greatest hits album Tough Love: Best of The Ballads on May 10, 2011. The long awaited album was released on November 6, 2012, by Columbia Records.

In November 2016, Aerosmith announced that they would be going on a “farewell” tour in Europe in the spring and summer of 2017, titled the Aero-Vederci Baby! Tour. He also announced that the 2017 tour titled “Aero-Vederci Baby!” was not really a final tour and the band will be touring in 2019 to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

The Aerosmith Band