Aerosmith: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Boston Bad Boys

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Voyageur Press, Sep 15, 2011 - Music - 224 pages

One of Guitar World magazine's Top 15 rock books of 2011.

Aerosmith is one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all-time. After their 1970s success was derailed by band strife and Dionysian excess, Boston's Bad Boys received a career jump-start in 1986 via their collaboration with hip-hop legends Run-DMC and producer Rick Rubin. This first complete illustrated history of one of the world's most successful and popular bands features a band history by music journalist Richard Bienstock and sidebar album reviews from a host of well-known music journalists, including Greg Kot, Jaan Uhelszki, Chuck Eddy, Bill Holdship, Martin Popoff, Daniel Bukszpan, and more. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of stunning performance and backstage photographs, as well as rare memorabilia, including gig posters, backstage passes, 7-inch picture sleeves, ticket stubs, and more.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Movin Out
8
Chapter 2 Good Evenin People Welcome to the Show
26
Chapter 3 Getting Wings
36
Chapter 4 Walk This Way
46
Chapter 5 Rocks
58
Chapter 6 Know Where to Draw the Line
70
Chapter 7 Critical Mass
82
Chapter 8 We Is Goin on Trial
94
Chapter 13 Feelin F I N E
158
Chapter 14 Rocksimus Maximus
170
Chapter 15 Train Kept a Rollin
188
Advice to Young Bands
200
Toys in the Studio and on the Stage The Guitars of Joe Perry and Brad Whitford
203
Just Push Play An Aerosmith Discography
208
Acknowledgments
216
Sources
217

Chapter 9 Push Comes to Shove
104
Chapter 10 Back in the Saddle
116
Chapter 11 Done with Mirrors Pun Intended
128
Chapter 12 Aero Force
140
Contributors
218
Index
220
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Richard Bienstock is an editor with Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines and the author of Aerosmith: The Ultimate Illustrated History (Voyageur Press, 2011) and Slash: An Intimate Portrait (Insight Editions, 2012). Bienstock lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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