Aerosmith continues to rock after 40-plus years of music-making, personality clashes within the band and plenty of mind-altering substances along the way. Take our quiz to see how much you remember about these quintessential rockers.
Which of the following was not an original member of Aerosmith?
Tom Hamilton, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford joined forces in 1970 to form Aerosmith. Joe Crespo didn't join the band until almost a decade later.
What was Steven Tyler's original role in the band?
When Aerosmith formed, Tyler served as drummer. He soon handed the drumsticks over to Joey Kramer to take on the role of lead singer.
What city gave Aerosmith its start?
The band got its start in Boston, with all five members sharing a small Boston apartment from 1970 to 1972 as the group played gigs around the city.
What was the name of the band's first album?
The band released its first album "Aerosmith" in 1973. While it wasn't a major hit, it did feature the song "Dream On," which would later become one of the band's greatest hits.
What year did Aerosmith release "Toys in the Attic?"
"Toys in the Attic" came out in 1973 and represented Aerosmith's third album and first major hit.
Which of these songs did not appear on "Toys in the Attic?"
"Toys in the Attic" was a hit machine for Aerosmith, with songs like "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way." "Mama Kin" came earlier, on the band's debut album, and was a modest hit.
What Beatles song did Aerosmith cover in 1978?
Aerosmith appeared in the 1978 film "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and enjoyed a minor hit with its cover of "Come Together."
Which member was the first to quit the band in 1979?
After almost a decade of performing with Aerosmith, Joe Perry quit the band in 1979 and was replaced by Jim Crespo.
Which member quit the band in 1980?
Brad Whitford left the band in 1980 and was replaced by Rick Dufay, leaving just three of the original members remaining.
What was the title of Aerosmith's 1982 album?
"Rock in a Hard Place" came out in 1982 and peaked at No. 32.
Where did the original five band members reunite in 1984 and decide to reunite the band?
The five original members met backstage at a 1984 Aerosmith concert and decided to reunite. The result was the "Back in the Saddle" tour.
Who did Aerosmith collaborate with in 1986 on "Walk This Way?"
The Run-D.M.C. remake of "Walk This Way" reached No. 4 on the pop charts and helped make Aerosmith a major player in music once again.
What year did the band famously commit to a sober lifestyle?
After years of drug abuse, with Joe Perry and Steven Tyler known as the "Toxic Twins," the band committed to sober living in 1987.
Which of these songs did not feature on "Permanent Vacation?"
The 1987 Aerosmith album featured hits like "Rag Doll," "Angel" and "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)." Mega-hit "Janie's Got a Gun" came two years later.
What album featured the song "Janie's Got a Gun?"
"Pump," which came out in 1989, featured "Janie's Got a Gun," a song about a girl who gets revenge on her abusive father.
What year did Aerosmith win its first Grammy?
Aerosmith picked up its first Grammy in 1991 for Best Rock Performance on "Janie's Got a Gun."
What Aerosmith album featured the song "Cryin?"
"Cryin" was one of the power ballads on "Get a Grip," which came out in 1993 and also featured "Living on the Edge."
Which not-yet-famous actress starred in the "Cryin" video?
A pre-"Clueless" Alicia Silverstone starred in a trio of Aerosmith videos in the early '90s, including "Cryin," "Crazy" and "Amazing."
What was the first Aerosmith song to hit No. 1 on the charts?
After decades in the music industry, Aerosmith had its first No. 1 song in 1998 with "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing."
What movie was "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" written for?
"I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" was written for the movie "Armageddon," which starred Tyler's daughter Liv.
What year was Aerosmith inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
The original five band members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
What year did Aerosmith perform at the Super Bowl halftime show?
Aerosmith joined a group of young superstars, including Britney Spears, NSYNC, Nelly and Mary J. Blige, to headline the Super Bowl halftime show in 2001.
What is the band's best-selling album?
The band's 1980 Greatest Hits album remains its best-selling title to date, with more than 10 million copies sold.
What did Aerosmith name its 15th studio album, which was released in 2012?
When "Music From Another Dimension" came out in 2012, it was the band's first album release in nearly a decade.
Which Aerosmith member joined "American Idol" in 2011?
Steven Tyler joined "American Idol" as a judge during the show's 10th season. He later said that he would return to the judging chair if they offered him enough money.
Which member formed a band known as the Hollywood Vampires?
In 2015, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp released an album as the Hollywood Vampires.
What does Steven Tyler adorn his mic stand with when he performs?
Tyler ties scarves around the mic stand and once called the mic stand the girlfriend that he lives vicariously through on stage.
What rock band suffered a fatal plane crash in 1977?
Prior to the crash, Aerosmith considered chartering the same plane that doomed Lynyrd Skynyrd, but passed on the plane due to safety concerns.
Steven Tyler auditioned for Led Zeppelin.
Steven Tyler auditioned to replace Robert Plant in Led Zeppelin but ended up sticking with Aerosmith.
Aerosmith has its own roller coaster at Disney World.
Fans of the band can ride along with Aerosmith on a super stretch limo at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
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