In 1972, Aerosmith signed with Columbia Records to launch several albums which were an immediate success, earning multi-platinum disc for sales. In just three years the band was consolidated as a group and musically praised with the album Toys in the Attic, becoming stars in the rock world. By the end of the 70 they were known throughout the world and had imposed a musical sound that has accompanied them so far.
However, the rapid rise, the exhausting days of touring and recording took their toll on the group, some members started doing hard drugs that resulted in conflicting relations and the departure of some members. These complications led to a decline in production of the band, between 1980 and 1984 they released one album Rock in a Hard Place, achieving a gold record, without achieving platinum as in previous albums.
Only in 1987 they were able to recover the public´s affection with the album Permanent Vacation, achieving the success rates of the 70. The 80 and 90 conducted new productions that achieved notable successes, Aerosmith is one of the bands that have achieved the highest sales record of all time, reaching sales of over 150 million albums worldwide. In the United States they have managed to sell over 67 million albums. This means that they are the band that has more gold and platinum discs in the USA, surpassing bands like The Rolling Stones or ACDC.
In their long career they have been 21 time in the Top 40 Billboard Hot 100, won four Grammy Awards and ten MTV Video Music Awards. Both for prizes, sales and media appearances they have been included in the Rock Hall of Fame , Rolling Stone Magazine also considered them among the top 100 artists of all time.
Although they have repeatedly promised a new album this year 2012, fans still are waiting for it. For now, they have a large tour going on, Steve Tyler with his classic irreverence described him as “Old Aerosmith is back with new strength and we´ll kick your ass and do it with your mothers.”
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