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.
Aerosmith and Extreme Rock Fenway Park: Photo Gallery
Attendance at Aerosmith's 50th anniversary show broke a Fenway Park attendance record.
Aerosmith Performs First Post-Pandemic Concert: Set List, Videos
Concert marked the band's first live show in over two years.
How 'Hangman Jury' Helped Aerosmith Bridge Their Career Gap
Bluesy single evoked band's raucous mid-'70s heyday while previewing new chapter as MTV golden boys.
Aerosmith Announces '50 Years Live!' Streaming Concert Series
Rockers will release one "official bootleg" show a week over five weeks.
How 'Walk This Way' Opened the Door for Aerosmith's Next Chapter
"We literally broke down walls with that," says guitarist.
Joe Perry Promises Some 'Surprises' With Upcoming Solo Shows
Aerosmith guitarist will reunite the Joe Perry Project for a trio of U.S. shows featuring Extreme's Gary Cherone on vocals.
Joe Perry Has Come to Appreciate Aerosmith's 'Done With Mirrors'
Guitarist better understands value of 1985 "comeback" album.
Aerosmith Has 'Quite a Bit' of Archival Material to Release
Joe Perry says band is "looking over the next two or three years at releasing this stuff, decade by decade in different formats."
Aerosmith Cancel Summer Vegas Shows as Steven Tyler Enters Rehab
Band scraps its June and July residency dates and will resume in September.
Why Aerosmith's 'Night in the Ruts' Was Doomed to Fail
Rampant drug use and a fractured lineup sank the band's underrated sixth LP.