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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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Ben A. Pruchnie, Getty Images

Steven Tyler Says Lack of Communication With Joe Perry Has Him Worried

By all accounts, Joe Perry is recovering well after a health scare, but long-time Aerosmith bandmate Steven Tyler is worried anyway.

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All Four of Joe Perry’s Aerosmith Bandmates React to His Hospitalization

All four of Joe Perry's Aerosmith bandmates have posted messages of support, love and encouragement to their hospitalized guitarist.

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Joe Perry Stable After Collapsing, Being Hospitalized Mid-Concert

The Aerosmith guitarist was performing with his Alice Cooper-fronted side project, the Hollywood Vampires.

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Says Farewell Won’t Be Any Time Soon

Joe Perry is pumping the brakes on the talk surrounding a farewell tour for Aerosmith, saying the band is still taking things one step at a time.

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David Becker, Getty Images

Steven Tyler Talks Aerosmith Farewell Tour: ‘It’s Time’

The timing looks like it's still up in the air, but it appears that an Aerosmith farewell tour is definitely on the horizon — at least if singer Steven Tyler has anything to say about it

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John Kalodner Talks About Killing Aerosmith’s ‘Crappy Songs’

Legendary A&R exec John Kalodner said his input wasn't always welcome in the studio with Aerosmith.

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Mark Davis, Getty Images

Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Are Not Replacing Steven Tyler

Forget what Brad Whitford said the other day.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Are Aerosmith Inching Closer to Touring Without Steven Tyler?

A lengthy period of estrangement has members of Aerosmith pondering a tour without frontman Steven Tyler.

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40 Years Ago: Aerosmith Hit Their Stride on ‘Rocks’

Aerosmith's appetite for self-destruction would send the band spiraling into implosion before the end of the '70s.

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Michael Kovac / Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images

Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton to Tour With Thin Lizzy

Aerosmith's bassist has signed on for a handful of dates this summer with the Irish rock legends.

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