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.
Joey Kramer Shares Podium, Not Stage With Aerosmith at MusiCares
Drummer addressed the crowd, but did not play during the band's set.
Watch Joey Kramer Being Refused Entry to Aerosmith Rehearsal
Drummer tells security staff members they’re just doing their job.
Judge Rejects Joey Kramer's Lawsuit Against Aerosmith
The drummer had hoped a legal injunction would get him back in the band in time for the Grammy Awards.
Read Aerosmith's Response to 'Brother' Joey Kramer's Lawsuit
Band says drummer "has not been emotionally and physically able to perform ... for the last six months."
Joey Kramer Reportedly Sues Aerosmith After Grammy Ban
Report says a lawsuit claims drummer had to audition to regain place in band after injury.
Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Lemmy Lead New Series of Funko Pop! Figures
Ghost, Slayer, Slipknot and others will also be immortalized in vinyl.
Aerosmith and Run-DMC to Perform Together at Grammy Awards
The groups will team up for a rendition of their classic collaboration, "Walk This Way."
Steven Tyler Reveals ‘Many Years’ of Anger at Aerosmith Bandmates
Frontman resented being sent to rehab in the ‘80s but later became "grateful" for that decision.
Alice Cooper and Foo Fighters to Play Aerosmith Benefit Concert
Boston rockers have been named MusiCares' Person of the Year for 2020.
30 Years Ago: Aerosmith Tackle Abuse With 'Janie's Got a Gun'
The song marked a stark change in subject matter for the band.