Aerosmith 12/24/21

Newly published in celebration of their 50th anniversary is Aerosmith On Tour: 1973-1985, the definitive account of the band’s early years on the road. The book, written by Julian Gill, chronicles Aerosmith’s early gigs in high school auditoriums and dingy clubs to headlining the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe.

Aerosmith On Tour: 1973-1985, “Unveils its tale via local reviews, eyewitness reports, press accounts and interviews with key insiders.” The 612-page tome covers Aerosmith going from a local East Coast sensation through the band’s 1984 Back In the Saddle reunion tour.

Joe Perry admitted to us that no matter what goes down with Aerosmith, there’s a bond between him and Steven Tyler that remains unbreakable: [“We’ve been together for so long that in my heart, it’s never more than six inches away from Steven’s, ever. Even though we may not talk for a short amount of time or a long amount of time, we’ve been partners, friends for so long, I always have a feeling deep inside that we’re always gonna be together. And that’s what makes Aerosmith as strong as it is.”] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC: . . . as it is)

SOURCE: Press release


  • Newly published is Aerosmith On Tour: 1973-1985, the definitive account of the band’s early years on the road by author Julian Gill.


  • Released as part of Record Store Day is Aerosmith‘s 1971: The Road Starts Hear.
  • The vinyl set features the pre-fame version of the group in its Boston rehearsal space tackling eight tunes — including early takes of their signature classics “Dream On” and “Mama Kin.”
  • 1971: The Road Starts Hear will be limited to only 10,000 vinyl copies and 2,000 cassettes.
  • The tracklisting to Aerosmith’s ‘1971: The Road Starts Hear’ is:
  • Side One“Rehearsal Room,” “Somebody,” and “Reefer Headed Woman / Walkin’ The Dog”
  • Side Two“Movin’ Out,” “Major Barbra,” “Dream On,” and “Mama Kin”