Aerosmith is one of those bands that has spanned many generations. They are known as "America's Rock Band" and "The Bad Boys From Boston" and they formed in 1971. You can see them play at the Pepsi Center on August 1st and you can go if you score tickets with ticket Tuesday.

Steven Tyler, who had been a drummer and backup singer in the band Chain Reaction, adamantly refused to play drums in this new band, insisting he would only take part if he could be the frontman and lead vocalist.The others agreed, and a new band was born, although it was still missing a name. The members of the band reportedly spent afternoons getting stoned and watching Three Stooges reruns.One day, they had a post-Stooges meeting to try to come up with a name. Kramer, drummer, said that when he was in school he would write the word aerosmith all over his notebooks. The name had popped into his head after listening to Harry Nilsson's album Aerial Ballet, which featured jacket art of a circus performer jumping out of a biplane. Initially, Kramer's bandmates were nonplussed; they all thought he was referring to the Sinclair Lewis novel they were forced to read in high school English class. "No, not Arrowsmith," Kramer explained. "A-E-R-O...Aerosmith." The band settled upon this name after also considering "The Hookers" and "Spike Jones."


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