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Back when people first started paying attention to Aerosmith in the mid ‘70s, they were called the American version of the Rolling Stones — which really wasn’t fair to either group (even if Joe Perry and Steven Tyler’s working relationship resembled the Stones’ creative team). By the time they released their third album, 1975’s ‘Toys in the Attic,’ the Boston-bred band was rocking a style distilled from the same blues sources the Stones grabbed their inspiration from but with a decidedly ‘70s and American swagger. After following ‘Attic’ with the barnstorming ‘Rocks,’ Aerosmith fell into a decade-long haze of drugs, despair and lackluster records. But the original group cleaned up and reunited in the mid ‘80s and staged one of rock’s greatest comebacks. They released a string of Top 10 albums, including 1989’s multiplatinum-selling ‘Pump,’ which sealed their legendary status for generations to come.

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Columbia

The Story of Aerosmith’s Debut Album

When Aerosmith’s eponymous debut slipped unassumingly onto record stores in January 1973, most critics could barely tell them apart from fellow longhaired upstarts the New York Dolls.

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RonnieMontrose.com

Ronnie Montrose Memorial Concert to Feature Slash, Members of Aerosmith, Styx and Night Ranger

This year's NAMM convention weekend will coincide with an all-star memorial concert held in honor of Ronnie Montrose.

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images
Christopher Polk, Getty Images

Brad Whitford Says ‘Nothing Ever Surprises Me’ With Steven Tyler

Aerosmith's Brad Whitford is of two minds regarding Steven Tyler's decision to record a solo album.

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Richard Heathcote / Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Boxing’s New Heavyweight Champ Celebrates With Aerosmith Karaoke

Following his victory over Wladimir Klitschko, new champion Tyson Fury sang an Aerosmith song.

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Justin Sullivan / Frazer Harrison / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

10 Years Ago: Aerosmith, Eagles, Tom Petty Play $10 Million Bat Mitzvah

A since-disgraced defense contractor invited some of rock's biggest names to play his daughter's bat mitzvah.

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Clash of the Titans – Aerosmith, ‘Lord of the Thighs’ vs. AC/DC ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’

In a special Thanksgiving-themed Clash of the Titans, two thigh-riffic songs battle for your votes.

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Columbia Records

The History of Aerosmith vs. Philadelphia, Round Two

A year after an Aerosmith concert in Philadelphia was cut short when a cherry bomb thrown onstage injured both Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the group gave the City of Brotherly Love another chance.

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Aerosmith, ‘Spaced’ vs. Yes, ‘Starship Trooper': Rock Star Wars

Aerosmith's "Spaced" faces off against "Starship Trooper" by Yes in the first round of our intergalactic Rock Star Wars battle.

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images

Brad Whitford Says Aerosmith Feel a ‘Little Bit Abandoned’ by Steven Tyler

Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford says the group feels "a little bit abandoned" by Steven Tyler's decision to nix the band's planned 2016 North American tour.

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Geffen Records

30 Years Ago: Aerosmith Get Their Wings Back on ‘Done With Mirrors’

In purely commercial terms, Aerosmith's improbable resurrection after seven years in career purgatory began in 1986.

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