Permanent Vacation Cover
-The originally released Permanent Vacation cassette had the
yellow wings logo and album title printed right on the plastic
Toys in the attic Cover
According to Steven, the original cover art for "Toys In
The Attic" depicted the toys standing around looking at a
teddy bear sitting in the middle with his wrist slit and
stuffing all over the floor.
Live Bootleg cover
The promo version of the "Live Bootleg" cover was
printed sideways (In order to see it correctly, you have to turn
it so the record slot is on top). There are also differences in
the graphics used, including the logo. The promo version
features the "Get Your Wings" logo, while later
versions feature the newer logo.
Done With Mirrors cover
The original cover had all the text "mirrored"
Draw The Line cover
- Tom Hamilton bought the original artwork and still has it
Night in the ruts cover
The album cover for Night In The Ruts was originally intended
for the single cover of "Chip Away The Stone".
Night in the ruts cover
According to walk this way (the book), Steven wanted the cover
for night in the ruts to be a picture of a giant pile of
peanuts, with a leg sticking out of them
Draw the line cover
At the very bottom of the art between Brad and Tom. In a part of
Brad's hair its written "NINA" (The Name of the
daughter to the guy who made the picture) but it just looks like
a bunch of scratches unless you really strain your eyes to see
Get out your magnifying glass
(unless you have the bigger picture on the record
sleeve)...here's where they are:
1) At the very bottom of
Steven's hair on the left side. Put your finger on Brad's bottom
lip and move it to the left, and when you hit Steven's hair,
that's where it is. You need to turn the picture sideways to be
able to read it though. Turn it so Steven's head is on the left
side, and Brad's is on the right.
2) From the first Nina in
Steven's hair (while still holding the picture sideways), move
to the right to the end of Brad's hair. Go down just a little
bit, and there it is...this one's harder to see because it's
3) The last one (that I've
found) is REALLY tiny. Look at the side of Tom's head that's
opposite the artist's signature. This Nina is in the first curl
of Brad's hair that crosses Tom's. Tilt the picture about 45
degrees clockwise and you'll see it.
Almost named The Band
- Spike Jones, Jack Daniels, Boonsfarm, Stit-Jane.
Almost named The Band
Tyler had suggested the calling the band the Hookers, "
'cause playing to clubs is like prostitution anyway."
- Steven Wanted to name it "Bobbing for Piranhas"
Almost named "Get
- "Night in the Ruts"
Almost named "Toys in
- "Love at First Bite"
"Night In The Ruts"
The Album "Night In The Ruts" Was Supposed To Be
Called "Off Your Rocker."
Almost named "Get
Steven joked about naming the album "Pit bulls On
and then Joe said "Get A Grip" and that's where they
came up with GAG
If you watch the video "Amazing" closely, you will
notice that in the beginning of the video, Alicia isn't very
nice to the guy. But with a click on Attitude Adjustment, that
Aerosmith's video Amazing was
the 17th most expensive video in the world 1998, costing over
In the video for "Cryin'," the church where it was
filmed is also the place where the infamous Lizzy Borden was
The scene where Alicia
Silverstone jumps from a bridge in the video Cryin', cost over
$10.000 to make, just for a few seconds of film.
Falling in love video
The video for Falling in Love (is Hard on the Knees) takes place
inside an abandoned newspaper manufacturing building.
I Don't Want To Miss A
The clothing for the video IDWTMAT is the most expensive in the
world. The symphony orchestra in the video had space suites on
them. Each suite costed $2,500.
Once Is Enough
In an article/ band interview from the Detroit Free Press
written in 1987 Joe Perry mentions that "Once Is
Enough" was also recorded as a duet with Willie Nelson.
I Don't Want to Miss a
Information about IDWTMAT from MTV:
Aerosmith used a 52-piece string orchestra in this song!
Aerosmith had to act like a
rocket were launched right behind them in the video, because the
rocket launching were postponed on later.
Back in the saddle
The woman mentioned in the song Back in the Saddle, Sukie Jones,
was a groupie that followed Aerosmith along with other bands in
Heart's Done Time
-The killer whales Hyak and Fina "sing" on
"Heart's Done Time."
-It's about Earthquakes
Hole in my soul
"Hole In My Soul" first originated during the Pump
sessions. Steven says he has been hitting on it since then, and
never thought it would be good enough to record. But, it was
juiced up a bit, and made the Nine Lives album.
- The sound at the beginning of "Blind Man" is Steven
opening a switchblade in front of a microphone.
- "Magic Touch" originally contained the phrase
"Right key, wrong key hole."
Steven used 150 year old cymbals in "Fallen Angels."
They can be heard in the beginning and the end of the song.
While recording in NY, Steven went to a music store he used to
shop in during the 60's, and purchased this instrument.
Pink - Kink
The original title to Pink was "Kink." Richie Supa
thought this idea up, and brought it to Steven. Tyler didn't
think he could sing that, so he changed it into Pink.
Livin' On the Edge
- "inspired" by the L.A. riots and the Rodney King
- starts off with the song itself rewinding.
Love at first bite
The songs Adam's Apple and Dude Looks Like A Lady both contain
the lyric "Love At First Bite"
Pink - Mia
In the song "Pink", the "oooh" after the
line "On the lips of your lover" was performed by none
other than Mia, Steven's 2nd of 3 daughters.
Let the Music Do the
- the only song to appear on both a Geffen album and a Columbia
- Hasn't got the same Lyrics
as the original song by the Joe Perry Project
- If you listen good to the
solo, you can hear the intro of Draw The Line
Walk This Way (1986)
- Was originally going to be done by only Run DMC, but their
producer Rick Rubin wanted Aerosmith in it.
The song "Nine
was inspired by a visit to an AC/DC concert.
was recorded around Get your wings, but it was only considered
to be put on an album around the Rocks sessions.
- the only song in Aerosmith history that credits Brad Whitford
playing solo but NOT Joe Perry.
Live bootleg - Toys in
On "Live Bootleg" album, the live version of
"Toys in the Attic" (about 2:33) someone says
something like "fuck off" or "suck off"
something like that.
Walkin' the Dog
- performed by the Rolling Stones on their first album too.
(Also, Steven played a wooden flute on this song)
- about Steven's daughter Mia
- drew its inspiration from an eviction notice received at the
band's old Commonwealth Ave. apartment.
Walk This Way
- Joe Perry wrote the classic riff to Walk This Way. when he
wrote it, he finished the intro riff and the verse riff in 5
- Tom played rhythm guitar on this song.
Sick as a Dog
- Tom wrote in on guitar and played guitar with Brad, Joe played
bass for first part of song. Last part of song, Joe joins Tom
and Brad and Steven plays bass!
You See Me Crying and Woman of the World- old Chain Reaction
(Stevens old band) songs.
- Steven plays piano and is backed by a 101 piece orchestra
Don't get mad get even
Joe listened to Rag Doll backwards and came up with Don't Get
Mad, Get Even
If you listen closely at the beginning of "Flesh" you
can hear Steven's bracelets hitting the sides of the ceramic
drum he was playing.
On Amazing, at about 00:18, right after Steven says, "and
let the wrong ones in" there's some strange noise, most
likely a bass note
Get a Grip
If you listen trough one speaker between 2.20 - 2.40 on Get A
Grip you can hear this:
"Breaker, breaker come in
four oh niner we have you on approach. Do you read me, over?
Four oh niner we have you on approach. Four oh niner do you read
me!! You're losing altitude four oh niner. Four oh niner Mayday
Mayday Mayday Mayday!!!!!"
Writing songs with David Lee
In an 1986 Cream Magazine Joe and Steven are interviewed and
they mention (at the time of the interview) that they are
currently writing songs with David Lee Roth. The article didn't
mention any song titles though.
During the "Get a grip" tour, Aerosmith broke 96450
guitar strings. Aerosmith brought 59 guitars on tour.
When kicked out of high school Steven stole the school bands
bass drum which to this day he still has. It can be heard at the
end of Living On The Edge!
Toxic Twins T-shirt
Joe gave his Toxic Twins tee to Slash of Guns n' Roses (since he
was more "toxic" than him?)
Who named Pump?
- Brad ... looking at the Aerosmith wings logo it reminded him
of the Old Flying A gas Station, gas station, Pump...gas pumps?
If you listen to Sweet emotion backwards you can hear something
that sounds like "Fuck you frank" or "Thank you
Tom Hamilton gives out rubber finger's instead of pictures since he
uses his fingers when he plays
it's made out of latex. Painted flesh tone and it has his ring
on it. The ring says, "Tom Hamilton Gave Me The
Finger" And it has his autograph on the side of the finger.
It's hollow too, so you can wear it and freak people out!
In the March issue of Metal Edge '99 Tom is quoted as saying:
"People are always asking me for a pick, I play with my
So I'm having these fingers made that say 'Tom Hamilton gave me
Bon Jovi cover?
In a book about Bon Jovi and on a page about their third album
'Slippery When Wet' you can read this: " ...and nobody less
than Aerosmith wanted to cover the fourth song 'Social
Disease'". but Bon Jovi didn't like the idea so they never
What you can go through
To win two tickets to an Aerosmith performance and $92.30 from
KSJO radio, Mark Charland stood on a San Jose (California)
corner clad in women's underwear. Charland collected $100 in
tips from passing cars as his friend Steve Lieberman held a sign
explaining his purpose.
Aerosmith brought more than a ton of carrots along on the
group's Pump tour.
Selling a lot of
They've sold over 90 million records in the whole world and
about 50 million in the US.
Walk of fame
Aerosmith is the first group to be embedded in the new Walk of
Although Michael Jackson was hyped for doing the first cyber
chat, Aerosmith had done all three major online services way
before Michael did.
Walden Woods Project
Aerosmith performed along with Elton John, Sting, Melissa
Etheridge and Don Henley to benefit the Walden Woods Project.
Ray Tabano, the guitarist that was later replaced by Brad
Whitford, designed the wings logo
Roosevelt High School
Joey, Steven, and Ray Tabano (AND Howard Stern - American radio
personality) went to Roosevelt High School together
Wondering why Aerosmith thanked the Sommerville Police
department in the liner notes to Permanent Vacation? It's
because the police let Aerosmith use their jail cell in one of
the pictures from the album!!
Not counting Nine Lives, the Columbia album that sold 1
million records the fastest was Draw the Line. The band
was riding the success of Rocks and the re-release of Dream On.
The group Tripl3FastAction has a song called "Aerosmith."
The boys fly in Ferdinand Marcos's former jet. It was called
Cessna Citation 2, the guys rechristened it Aeroforce 1.
Who originally suggested that Tyler and Perry reunite? Rick
Guns 'n' Roses opened for them during the Permanent Vacation
tour. they also say their early musical influences being The
Rolling Stones and Aerosmith.
SLASH's favorite song is
Nobody's Fault by Aerosmith and his first favorite band was
On the Back in the Saddle Tour, Steven collapsed and couldn't
finish the show. Tim Collins, their manager, sent out free
copies of Greatest Hits to everyone in the audience.
1325 Commonwealth Ave
When the guys shared an apartment at 1325 Commonwealth Ave,
space was tight. Tom's room doubled as a living room, Steven and
Joe shared a small room and slept on bunk beds. Steven and Joe
usually fixed dinner - brown rice and vegetables.
If you look closely on the Pump cover, the song title F.I.N.E.
appears on both trucks!
Naming Get a grip
There were 3 people who named Get A Grip. First, Liv and Mia
Tyler. They were always telling their dad to "Get A
Grip". Next, Joe Perry. Steven joked about naming the album
"Pit bulls On Crack", and Joe said "Get A
Grip"! So, there was a lot of gripping going on!
The song that Brad Whitford said "Was the first song that
showed the way we were influenced by Led Zeppelin shows" is
"Round and Round."
First 5 on gag
The first 5 songs that were recorded for Get A Grip were Fever,
Eat the Rich, Crazy, Get a Grip, and Amazing.
# of shows on Gag tour
The total # of shows played during the Get A Grip tour including
the MaKin opening was 224!!
- Steven did 652 handsprings during the "Pump" tour.
- According to Kerrang!, Aerosmith promoted their first major UK
tour by persuading two boxers to put the wings logo on their
shorts during a fight shown live on ITV by "World of
- At the end of "Hole In My Soul" Steven whispers
"Goodnight Taj, Goodnight Chelsea."
Sounds on their Self titled
- If you listen to the first album, esp. Movin' Out, with
Headphones you can hear Joe playing in one ear and Steven
clearing his throat to get ready to sing in the other.... also
in the beginning of different songs you can hear the odd tap of
a drumstick, or a little note of guitar...