By: David Adam Beloff
August 15, 2012
Last Sunday night, we took a road trip to Bristow, Va at the venue, “Jiffy Lube Live” to see America’s greatest rock n roll band, Aerosmith tear Virginia a new one. It was quite a sight to behold. The constantly reigning kings of rock brought a high-energy blast of awesomeness to their fans and looked great doing it! This is a great thing to happen being that Aerosmith has had many ups and downs in their career. Their current UP is their new album, “Music From Another Dimension” is being released on November 6th, 2012.
Aerosmith started out jamming together in New Hampshire in the late 60’s and eventually got in a car and made the move to Boston in the early 70’s where they would “make it” as a succesful band that had something to prove. After getting signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, their bluesy rock n roll ooomph eventually gave way to live gigs left and right & partying with glitter queens.
The drugs eventually consumed them and took over. By the time they hit it big in 1975 with their huge album, “Toys in the Attic” they were already addicts. They wanted to see just how much they could get away with. I’ve read the autobiography of the band and also lead singer Steven Tyler’s autobiography so I could tell you lots of crazy stories about their drug use, however, in my opinion, the drugs never defined the band….their music did, and still does. When Joey Kramer starts the song, “Walk This Way” and Joe Perry comes in with the Sick guitar riff, the world blows up, and that’s what makes a great song. So what if they did drugs during the 70’s and early 80’s, who didn’t? They made it through that rough era and came across on “the other side” all over the world as big as big can get for a band.
Now, over forty years after the five guys stuffed themselves in a car headed to Boston, they stuffed the Jiffy Lube Live amphitheater with adoring fans (including me) and knocked our socks off. Well, done, Aerosmith!~ We love you and are proud to call you our all-time favorite rock n roll band!
More photos: (here).