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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Singer says he got invite — but Joe Perry doesn't remember extending it.
Brad Whitford 'Doubts' Aerosmith Will Tour Soon – or Ever Again
"It's a pipe dream right now," the guitarist said.
Underrated Aerosmith: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
Some of their best songs have been gathering proverbial dust for decades, begging to be rediscovered.
How Desmond Child Saved Aerosmith’s ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’
Steven Tyler was worried original concept would be offensive to gay community.
20 Years Ago: Aerosmith Fail to Connect on 'Just Push Play'
The Steven Tyler-Joe Perry writing partnership started to grow strained on band's 13th LP.
How Aerosmith’s Final Top 10 Hit Left Bandmates ‘Jaded’
Single became a huge hit but damaged egos in the process.
Aerosmith's 'I Don't Want to Miss ... ' Was Imagined for a Woman
Writer Diane Warren expected female singer to perform band’s only No.1 hit.
January 2020 Recap: Neil Peart Dies, Joey Kramer Sues Aerosmith
Artists going through health issues dominated headlines during the first month of turbulent year.