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Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band". Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock,has come to also incorporate elements of pop, metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. The band was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. Guitarist Joe Perry andbassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with singer Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith. In 1971, Tabano wasreplaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston.
Aerosmith is the best-selling American rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, including66.5 million albums in the United States alone. They also hold the record for the most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group. The band has scored 21 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot100, nine number-one Mainstream Rock hits, four Grammy Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and were included among both RollingStone's and VH1's lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Steven Tyler: lead vocals, harmonica, keyboards, percussion (1970–present).
Joe Perry: guitar, backing vocals (1970–79,1984–present).
Joey Kramer: drums, percussion (1970–present).
Tom Hamilton: bass, backing vocals (1970–present).
Brad Whitford: guitar (1971–81, 1984–present).
Aerosmith has had twenty-onesingles chart in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100:
* 1975: "Sweet Emotion", No. 36
* 1976: "Dream On", No. 6
* 1976: "Last Child", No. 21
* 1977: "Walk This Way", No. 10
* 1977:"Back in the Saddle", No. 38
* 1978: "Come Together", No. 23
* 1987: "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)", No. 14
* 1988: "Angel", No. 3
* 1988: "Rag Doll", No. 17
* 1989: "Love in an...