Aerosmith is an American rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. The group consists of Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford, their style, rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to incorporate elements of pop rock, heavy metal, rhythm and blues, has inspired many subsequent rock artists. They are sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band". Perry and Hamilton in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with Tyler and guitarist Ray Tabano, formed Aerosmith. In 1971, Tabano was replaced by Whitford, the band began developing a following in Boston, they were signed to Columbia Records in 1972, released a string of gold and platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album, followed by Get Your Wings in 1974. In 1975, the band broke into the mainstream with the album Toys in the Attic, their 1976 follow-up Rocks cemented their status as hard rock superstars. Draw the Line and Night in the Ruts followed in 1977 and 1979 respectively.
Their first five albums have since attained multi-platinum status. Throughout the 1970s, the band toured extensively and charted a dozen Billboard Hot 100 singles, including their first Top 40 hit "Sweet Emotion" and the Top 10 hits "Dream On" and "Walk This Way". By the end of the decade, they were among the most popular hard rock bands in the world and developed a following of fans referred to as the "Blue Army". However, drug addiction and internal conflict took their toll on the band, which led to the departures of Perry and Whitford in 1979 and 1981, respectively; the band did not fare well between 1980 and 1984, releasing the album Rock in a Hard Place, certified gold but failed to match their previous successes. Perry and Whitford returned to Aerosmith in 1984 and the band signed a new deal with Geffen Records. After a comeback tour, the band recorded Done with Mirrors, which won some critical praise but failed to match commercial expectations, it was not until the band's collaboration with rap group Run–D.
M. C. in 1986, the 1987 multi-platinum release, Permanent Vacation, that they regained the level of popularity they had experienced in the 1970s. In the late 1980s and 1990s, the band scored several Top 40 hits and won numerous awards for music from the multi-platinum albums Pump, Get a Grip, Nine Lives, while they embarked on their most extensive concert tours to date, their biggest hit singles during this time included "Dude", "Angel", "Rag Doll", "Love in an Elevator", "Janie's Got a Gun", "What it Takes", "Livin' on the Edge", "Cryin'", "Crazy". The band became a pop culture phenomenon with popular music videos and notable appearances in television and video games. In 1998, they achieved their first number-one hit with "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" from the Armageddon soundtrack and the following year, their own roller coaster attraction opened at Walt Disney World, their comeback has been described as one of the spectacular in rock history. Additional albums Just Push Play, Honkin' on Bobo, Music from Another Dimension!
Followed in 2001, 2004, 2012 and in 2008, they released Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, considered to be the best-selling band-centric video game. After 49 years of performing, the band continues to tour and record music, but is embarking on a farewell tour that will last several years; the band will be performing at a residency in Las Vegas in 2019. Aerosmith is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide, including over 70 million records in the United States alone. With 25 gold albums, 18 platinum albums, 12 multi-platinum albums, they hold the record for the most total certifications by an American band and are tied for the most multi-platinum albums by an American band; the band has scored twenty-one Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, nine number-one Mainstream Rock hits, four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, ten MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, were included among both Rolling Stone's and VH1's lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time at number 57 and number 30 respectively.
In 2013, the band's principal songwriters and Perry, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in 2019, the band will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1964, Steven Tyler formed his own band called the Strangeurs—later Chain Reaction—in Yonkers, NY. Meanwhile and Hamilton formed the Jam Band, based on free-form and blues. Hamilton and Perry moved to Boston, Massachusetts in September 1969. There they met a drummer from Yonkers, New York. Kramer had always hoped to play in a band with him. Kramer, a Berklee College of Music student, decided to leave the school, joined Jam Band. In 1970, Chain Reaction and Jam Band played at the same gig. Tyler loved Jam Band's sound, wanted to combine the two bands. In October 1970, the bands considered the proposition. Tyler, a drummer and backup singer in Chain Reaction, adamantly refused to play drums in this new band, insisting that he would take part only if he could be frontman and lead vocalist; the others agreed, a new band was formed.
The band moved into a home together at 1325 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, where they wrote and rehearsed music together and relaxed in between shows. The members
Steven Tyler is an American singer, musician and former television music competition judge. He is best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he plays the harmonica and percussion, he is known as the "Demon of Screamin"' due to his wide vocal range. He is known for his on-stage acrobatics. During his high-energy performances, Tyler dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand. In the 1970s, Tyler rose to prominence as the lead singer of Aerosmith, which released such milestone hard rock albums as Toys in the Attic and Rocks, along with a string of hit singles, including "Dream On", "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way". By the late 1970s and early 1980s, Tyler had a heavy drug and alcohol addiction and the band's popularity waned. In 1986, Tyler completed drug rehabilitation and Aerosmith rose to prominence again when Tyler and Joe Perry joined Run–D. M. C. for a re-make of the classic Aerosmith song "Walk This Way," which became a Top 5 hit.
Aerosmith subsequently launched a remarkable comeback with the multi-platinum albums Permanent Vacation, Get a Grip and Nine Lives, which produced a combined thirteen Top 40 singles and won the band numerous awards. During this time, the band embarked on their longest and most extensive concert tours, promoted their singles with conceptual music videos and made notable appearances in television and video games. In the wake of this success, Tyler emerged as one of the most enduring rock icons. Since the late 1980s, he has embarked on several solo endeavors including guest appearances on other artists' music, film and TV roles, authoring a bestselling book and solo work. While tension with his Aerosmith bandmates boiled in 2009 and 2010 after he fell off the stage at a concert, had a relapse with prescription drugs, signed on to American Idol without telling his bandmates, Tyler has continued to record music and perform with Aerosmith, after more than 48 years in the band. In 2016, Tyler released his debut solo album, We're All Somebody from Somewhere, a country rock album that included the hit single "Love Is Your Name".
Tyler supported the album with the "Out on a Limb" Tour. Tyler continues to perform both solo as well as with Aerosmith. Tyler is included among Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers, he was ranked third on Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Aerosmith and in 2013, Tyler and his songwriting partner Joe Perry received the ASCAP Founders Award and were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Steven Victor Tallarico was born on March 26, 1948, at the Polyclinic Hospital in Manhattan, New York, moved to the Bronx when he was three years old; the family relocated to Yonkers. Tallarico is the son of Susan Ray, a secretary, Victor A. Tallarico, a classical musician and pianist who taught music at Cardinal Spellman High School in The Bronx, his father was of Italian and German descent, while his mother was of Polish and English ancestry. He has noted on a number of occasions that his maternal grandfather was Ukrainian. and changed his surname from "Czarnyszewicz" to "Blancha".
His paternal grandfather, Giovanni Tallarico, was from Cotronei, Italy. Tyler learned on the genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? that his great-great-great-grandfather was part African-American. Steven has one older sister named Lynda. Steven attended Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, New York, but was expelled from the school due to drug use, he graduated from Quintano’s school for Young Professionals. At 17, Tyler spent time in Greenwich Village, New York, the highlight of, seeing a Rolling Stones concert. Tyler states that he and his friends "hung around for a while, buzzing like crazy just because we got to touch them." He added, "Everybody told me that I looked just like Mick Jagger with my big lips and Keith Richards was the music I used to love more than anything." A photo in the band's autobiography Walk This Way shows Tyler standing behind Mick Jagger outside a hotel. Before Aerosmith, Tyler wrote what would become one of Aerosmith's signature songs, "Dream On". In 1969, Tyler attended a local rock show in Sunapee, New Hampshire, where he first saw future bandmates Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton, who at the time were playing in a band called the Jam Band.
Tyler stated he was struck by their raw power and attitude. Around 1970, Tyler and Hamilton decided to form a band. Tyler, who had played drums in many of his previous bands while in school, insisted that he would be the frontman and lead singer. Joey Kramer, an old acquaintance of Tyler's from New York, was recruited to play the drums. Tyler invited Ray Tabano, to play rhythm guitar. Driven by a collective ambition to launch their careers as full-time musicians and hopeful recording artists, the band moved to Boston, shared a small apartment at 1325 Commonwealth Avenue, in Brighton in the fall of 1970. Shortly after relocating to Boston, Tyler's dissatisfaction with Tabano's lack of passion and dedication prompted the band to replace Tabano with Brad Whitfo
Classics Live I and II
Classics Live and Classics Live II are a set of albums by the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, released in 1986 and 1987, respectively. Together, they constitute the band's second live offering, after Live! Bootleg. Classics Live. Classics Live! is made up of concert recordings from 1978 and 1984. Some of the recordings include guitarists Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay, who had temporarily replaced Joe Perry and Brad Whitford respectively. Different live versions of most of these songs had been released on Live! Bootleg in 1978. Venues and dates are not listed on the sleeve, there is only the all-encompassing and vague statement "These songs were recorded at various concerts between 1977 and 1983." It is not listed. The studio track "Major Barbra" was recorded for the album Get Your Wings but remained unreleased. An alternate version is available on Pandora's Box. All Songs recorded at the Orpheum Boston, MA, February 14, 1984, except where noted. All tracks written except where noted. Classics Live! II features tracks recorded at a New Year's Eve show in 1984, with all five original members once again reunited.
The other two tracks were the first track of 1985s Done with Mirrors, "Let the Music Do the Talking", a rendition of 1977s "Draw the Line" from California Jam II. Aerosmith photography by Paul McAlpine All Songs recorded at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, December 31, 1984, except where noted. All tracks written except where noted. In 1998, Classics Live Complete was released outside the U. S, compiling the two albums on one CD. Classics Live! at MusicBrainz Classics Live! II at MusicBrainz
Joe Perry (musician)
Anthony Joseph Perry is the lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist, contributing songwriter for the American rock band Aerosmith. He was ranked 84th in Rolling Stone's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Aerosmith, in 2013, Perry and his songwriting partner Steven Tyler were recipients of the ASCAP Founders Award and were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In October 2014, Simon & Schuster released Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, written by Perry with David Ritz. Anthony Joseph Perry was born in Lawrence and grew up in the small town of Hopedale, Massachusetts, his father was an accountant of Portuguese descent from Madeira and his mother a high school gym teacher. Perry attended the prep school Vermont Academy, a boarding school in Saxtons River, Vermont. Perry took up the guitar at the age of 10, though he is left-handed learned to play with his right, he said in 2014 that a substantial early influence on his music was The Beatles: "The night The Beatles first played The Ed Sullivan Show, something.
Seeing them on TV was akin to a national holiday. Talk about an event. I never saw guys looking so cool. I had heard some of their songs on the radio, but I wasn't prepared by how powerful and mesmerizing they were to watch, it changed me completely. I knew something was different in the world that night." During Perry's early years he formed a band with Tom Hamilton called The Jam Band. Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer joined them and the band became Aerosmith. While dismissed as The Rolling Stones knock-offs, the band came into its own during the mid-1970s with a string of hit records. Chief among these successes were Toys in the Attic and Rocks, thanks to the prevalence of free-form, album-oriented FM radio; the group managed hit singles on the radio with songs like "Dream On", "Same Old Song and Dance", "Sweet Emotion", "Walk This Way", "Back in the Saddle", "Last Child". During this time and Tyler became known as the "Toxic Twins" for their notorious hard-partying and drug use. Aerosmith's crowd earned the nickname "The Blue Army", so called by the band after the endless number of teenagers in the audience wearing blue denim jackets and blue jeans.
The audience was abundantly male with long hair. Following Rocks, the group began to stumble. Drug use escalated and the creative process became hampered by strained relationships within the band; this was highlighted during the recording process for their next album, recorded at an abandoned convent in upstate New York. During their time there and Perry would spend much of the time in their rooms getting high, away from the rest of the band, would record their parts separately; the band, hampered by heavy drug use and distracted by hobbies such as driving fast cars on the nearby parkways and shooting high-powered firearms in the building's attic, struggled to come up with material. Draw the Line, released in 1977, became a hit nonetheless. However, it was not as successful as their prior efforts, with the singles "Draw the Line" and "Kings and Queens" both charting in the Hot 100, but failing to crack the Top 40. On the album, Perry sang lead vocals on the track "Bright Light Fright"; the band toured throughout 1977 and 1978 in support of the album, but increasing violence at concerts as well as the band's heavy drug use began to mar the performances.
In 1978, Aerosmith released the live collection Live! Bootleg, released the stand-alone single "Chip Away the Stone", starred as "The Future Villain Band" in the film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. For the film, the band released a cover of The Beatles' "Come Together", which would become the band's last Top 40 hit for nearly a decade. In 1979, Aerosmith headlined over Van Halen, Ted Nugent, AC/DC and Foreigner during the world music festival concerts. However, as the decade was about to conclude, the band's drug use began taking its toll, tensions were coming to a head. On July 28, 1979, at the World Series of Rock in Cleveland, an argument resulted in Perry's wife throwing a glass of milk at Tom Hamilton's wife. Perry and Tyler had a heated argument, which led to Perry leaving Aerosmith part-way through the recording of the album Night in the Ruts, with the remainder of his parts played by temporary guitarists. Perry took a collection of unrecorded material with him, which would become the basis of his album Let the Music Do the Talking, released in 1980.
The album featured vocalist Ralph Mormon, bassist David Hull and drummer Ronnie Stewart and went on to sell 250,000 copies. Midway through the tour in support of the album, Ralph Mormon was replaced for the remainder of the tour by Joey Mala, it was followed by I've Got the Rock'n'Rolls Again in 1981, which featured vocalist/rhythm guitarist Charlie Farren, a veteran of the Boston rock scene. After this tour, there was a major shakeup of the band: Charlie Farren, David Hull and Ronnie Stewart left the band and the Joe Perry Project was dropped from Columbia Records. Equipped with a new record label and three new band members in singer Mach Bell, bassist Danny Hargrove and drummer Joe Pet, The Joe Perry Project released the follow-up and Once a Rocker, Always a Rocker; these albums didn't fare as well as The Project's debut. Despite the poor sales, The Project went out on a final tour in support of the album, adding former Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford to the line-up. Du
Samuel David Bayer is an American visual artist and commercial, music video and film director. Bayer was born in New York, he graduated from New York City's School of Visual Arts in 1987 with a degree in Fine Arts. He relocated to Los Angeles in 1991, where he continues to work. A prolific music video and commercial director, Bayer's resume includes Nirvana's music video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Blind Melon's "No Rain" video as well as award-winning commercials for brands like Chrysler and Coca-Cola. In addition to Nirvana and Blind Melon, Bayer has shot and directed videos for Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, The Cranberries, Green Day, David Bowie, Iron Maiden, The Strokes, Ramones, The Smashing Pumpkins, Justin Timberlake and My Chemical Romance, among others, in his trademark style. Bayer has won seven MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year in 2005 as well as Best Direction in 2005 and 2007. With a successful music video career under his belt, Bayer has received equal acclaim within the commercial world.
Well into his second decade of advertising, Bayer's work continues to be recognized. In 1996, his Nike commercial, "If You Let Me Play", won an Association of Independent Commercial Producers Award for Best Direction. In 2011, his Super Bowl spot for Chrysler, "Born of Fire", received multiple awards, including an Emmy and a Cannes Gold Lion. New Line Cinema and Platinum Dunes selected Bayer to helm their remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Bayer agreed to direct the film after a personal plea from Michael Bay, the producer. With a production budget of $30 million, the film held the number one spot at the US box office in its first week in April 2010; the film starred Academy Award-nominee Jackie Earle Haley and introduced Rooney Mara in her first major studio role. A Nightmare on Elm Street On March 3, 2013, Bayer opened his first major solo exhibition at ACE Gallery Beverly Hills entitled, "Diptychs & Triptychs". Bayer presented a series of sixteen twelve-foot-tall, female nude triptychs as well as four ten-foot-tall diptych portraits.
In an Interview magazine article, Bayer commented that "the initial effect of the portraits are overwhelming, a bit spooky." Bayer's understanding of Hollywood's constant superficial dissection and scrutinization of women, lead him to strip his subjects of all artifice in order to provide an alternative view of womanhood in contemporary culture. Exposed full frontally, these women might have been perceived as vulnerable on a smaller scale. For studies of the female form, these women would not have existed in the mid-twentieth century prior to the sexual revolution of the 1960s when artists began to reconsider the body as a politicized terrain and explored issues of gender and sexuality which manifest in the work of photographers Diane Arbus, Robert Mapplethorpe, Larry Clark, Hannah Wilke and Nan Goldin. Bayer treated "Diptychs & Triptychs" like a film project, holding open castings for hundreds of women. Bayer's subjects held poses against a simple white backdrop for up to four hours during marathon fourteen-hour-shoot days.
Bayer enlarged the 4" x 5" film negatives into the series of twelve-foot-tall triptychs and ten-foot-tall diptychs in what was a personal process, one that afforded him the benefit of complete creative control. The series of work was inspired by a conversation Bayer had with his late father during which he expressed his intense desire to display his viewpoint of the nude form. 1992 MTV Video Music Award – Best Alternative Video – Nirvana: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" 1996 MTV Video Music Award – Best Rock Video – Metallica: "Until It Sleeps" 2005 MTV Video Music Award – Video of the Year – Green Day: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" 2005 MTV Video Music Award – Best Direction in a Video – Green Day: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" 2005 MTV Video Music Award – Best Cinematography – Green Day: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" 2005 MTV Video Music Award – Viewer's Choice – Green Day: “American Idiot" 2005 Music Video Production Association Award – Best Rock Video of the Year – Green Day: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" 2005 Music Video Production Association Award – Best Cinematography – Green Day: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" 2005 Kodak – Salute to Music Video Cinematography – Green Day: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" 2005 Kodak Lifetime Achievement Award – Excellence in Cinematography – Music Video 2006 Music Video Production Association Award – Lifetime Achievement Award 2006 MuchMusic Video Award – Best International Video Group – Green Day: "Wake Me Up When September Ends" 2007 MuchMusic Video Award – Best International Video Group – My Chemical Romance: "Welcome to the Black Parade" 2007 MTV Video Music Award – Best Direction – Justin Timberlake: "What Goes Around...
Comes Around" 2013 Camerimage — Lifetime Achievement in Music Videos 1996 AICP Show – Direction & Dialogue or Monologue – Nike: "If You Let Me Play" 1996 International Andy Awards – Nike: "If You Let Me Play" 1997 AICP Show – Cinematography and Production Design – Packard Bell: "Home" 2001 Clio Television & Cinema – Direction – Mountain Dew: "Showstopper" 2011 Emmy Award – Outstanding Commercial – Chrysler: "Born of Fire" 2011 Cannes Gold Lion, Film Craft – Direction – Chrysler: "Born of Fire" 2011 International Andy Awards – TV: Spot Over 30s – Chrysler: "Born of Fire" 2011 People's Choice Awards – Favorite Horror Movie – A Nightmare on Elm Street Samuel Bayer on IMDb Bayer's commercial work and biography at the site of the production company HSI Productions Bayer's work at the site of the SFX company Method Studio Biograph
Fly Away from Here
"Fly Away from Here" is a 2001 power ballad by Aerosmith. It was the second single on their album, it was written by Aerosmith songwriters Marti Todd Chapman. The song is a ballad about wanting to escape with a loved one, it failed to make a significant impact on the charts, but did receive some airplay on adult contemporary varieties. The song is featured in a slideshow of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Although not a Top 40 hit in the U. S. "Fly Away from Here" did make it to the number-one spot in Israel and stayed there for four weeks. The video for the song, directed by Joseph Kahn, was futuristic and high-tech; the video stars the actress Jessica Biel, Steven Tyler's youngest daughter Chelsea portraying Steven as a child in this video. "Fly Away from Here" "Fly Away from Here" "Fly Away from Here" "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" Steven Tyler – lead vocals Tom Hamilton – bass Joey Kramer – drums Joe Perry – lead guitar, backing vocals Brad Whitford – rhythm guitarAdditional personnelJim Cox – piano Paul Santo – Kurzweil Fly Away from Here at AllMusic.
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