Referred to as "America's Greatest Rock & Roll Band,” these "the Bad Boys from Boston” are notorious for their wild antics and hard-hitting performances in the 1970s. Aerosmith became a household name thanks to their early hits like "Sweet Emotion," "Dream On," and "Walk This Way.”
Aerosmith's music is well-known for its fusion of rhythm and blues, pop rock, and heavy metal. The band first came to be when Steve Tyler (who was a drummer then) and Joe Perry met while working at an ice cream parlor, and decided to form a power trio with Tom Hamilton as the bassist. Shortly after, Ray Tabano joined the group as second guitarist, but was replaced by Brad Whitford. Steve Tyler became the band's lead vocalist after Joey Kramer joined as the drummer.
Looking back, the coming together of these individuals is nothing short of legendary. Aerosmith has been making music for more than four decades, and in that time, they have achieved a great deal of success. They have not only inspired other rock bands but also generations of fans worldwide to “dream on.”
With over a hundred million records sold worldwide and a string of gold and platinum albums, Aerosmith is undeniably one of the most successful American hard rock bands of all time. Surprisingly, out of their countless hits, only one has ever peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in America—"I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing," the theme song of the Michael Bay-directed movie Armageddon.
Along with countless other accolades, Aerosmith also collected four Grammy Awards. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.