Aerosmith Photos

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
Aerosmith 6/16/2012
Tyler helps out on drums
Aerosmith 6/16/2012
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
Joe Perry and Steven Tyler
Tyler and Perry
Hamilton and Tyler

About the photos

These Aerosmith photos are from June 16, 2012 at the Target Center in Minneapolis.   This was the first stop on the band’s 2012 summer Global Warming tour.   The opening act was Cheap Trick  Both bands had excellent performances that night.  No one fell off the stage this night.  Aerosmith played all their great stuff and Steven Tyler put on a tremendous show as lead singer.

Amateur photographer Renae Kalina took the Aerosmith photos on this page.  We were in nosebleed seats, but Renae had a little point and shoot camera with a 30x zoom, and it took some surprising photos.

The picture of Tyler and Perry on top of the white grand piano was towards the end of their last song for the night; Dream On.   The photo of Tyler alone on top of the piano and Perry next to the piano was at the very end of the song, and the crowd was absolutely stoked.  All in all, it was a great night of rock from a band that has survived decades of internal strife, drug abuse and addiction, and other situations. 

 Steven Tyler’s autobiography from 2011 is a pretty good read.  It reads the way Tyler talks, at least in some parts.  In it, Tyler talks about his reoccurring problem with drugs and gives some reasons for the problems that will be a surprise to some.  A link to the book is below.  At this time (the time of this writing), you can listen to the audiobook free with an audible trial subscription. 


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Aerosmith – Learn about the Toxic Twins



Aerosmith is, and always has been (well, almost always), Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, and Tom Hamilton. History Makers. The mouth of Steven Tyler and the guitar and attitude of Joe Perry reminds us of a couple of other classic rock icons from a slightly earlier generation, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. And because of their legendary drug abuse, Tyler and Perry were once dubbed the ‘Toxic Twins’ by some.

There is so much to say about Aerosmith, it is hard to know where to start. Maybe at the start, with the self titled album Aerosmith , which contained one of their all-time greats, ‘Dream On’. Or, how about the “Get Your Wings” album. This album is packed. I especially like ‘Seasons of Wither’ and the band’s remake of ‘Train Kept A’Rollin’.

Moving on, “Toys in the Attic” was a big early commercial success for Aerosmith. Hits like ‘Walk This Way’ and ‘Sweet Emotion’ topped of this solid album. My favorite off of this album is “Adam’s Apple”.

There were a lot of other albums in the early years, before Aerosmith broke up, but in my opinion “Get Your Wings” and “Toys in the Attic” top the list of their early stuff.

The band took a hiatus, to recover from the excesses of the 70’s,but then got back together in 1985 and recorded Done with Mirrors . This album was not too successful commercially, but the followup, Permanent Vacation , which was released in 1987 brought the band back into the spotlight. A string of great albums followed, among them Pump , Pandora’s Box , Get a Grip , and many others”. All of these albums are worth the admission price, or you can get one of their greatest hits releases, like “Big Ones” or the Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology

One of the real strenths of this band, especially since they reunited, is their use of the power ballad. Songs like ‘Angel’, ‘Cryin”, and ‘What it Takes’ are among their strongest efforts and have also done very well commercially.

Aerosmith’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 was a cap to a brilliant career, and the Train Keeps A Rollin’. Stay tuned……….

Aerosmith Trivia

Trivia item: the name Aerosmith is something Joey Kramer wrote on his math books and other things in high school.

Steven Tyler’s name at birth, Steven Victor Tallarico.

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, in the 70's

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