With 40-plus years of flat-out, four-on-the-floor blues-based rock to their credit, Aerosmith are one of the greatest—and most mercurial—rock 'n' roll bands of all-time. This massive, illustrated celebration is the first of its kind to provide a front-row seat to the Boston Bad Boys’ entire career: scrapping their way across country in the 1970s, scrapping their way back to the top of the heap in the late 1980s, and scrapping with each other the entire way. Music journalist Richard Bienstock’s lively history of the band’s rise, fall, and rebirth is illustrated with nearly 400 photographs and collectibles, including gig posters, backstage passes, ticket stubs, 7-inch picture sleeves, and vintage T-shirts. The book also includes an extensive discography and assessments of each of the band’s studio albums, written by such distinguished rock scribes as Daniel Bukszpan, Neil Daniels, Chuck Eddy, Bill Holdship, Greg Kot, Martin Popoff, Bud Scoppa, Phil Sutcliffe, and Jaan Uhelszki. The result is a visually stunning portrait of the band many have called America’s best.
Richard Bienstock is an editor with Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines and the author of Aerosmith: The Ultimate Illustrated History (Voyageur Press, 2011) and Slash: An Intimate Portrait (Insight Editions, 2012).
I chose the 4 star rating because this is a very well illustrated book. Have not finished it yet. Lots of great pictures and articles.Published 9 months ago by T. Ray
BEING AN AVID AEROSMITH FAN FOR MANY YEARS, I APPRECIATE THE WRITE UPS AND MEMOROBILIA IN THIS BOOK. IT'S A BEAUTIFUL HARD COVER BOOK THAT LOOKS LIKE A TRUE AEROSMITH COLLECTIBLE. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lori Taylor
Arrived well packaged and
Have not had a chance to read it yet so can not comment on Book it self .Perfect Book for me being a big Fan
I chose this rating because the book was well set out and the information about the boys was great, love it.Published 14 months ago by Barbara Liewes
Fun book filed with photos and great review sections on the band in general and each of the lps issued by them. Read morePublished 15 months ago by N. Smith
this book so rocks!!!! love it and all the history with the tickets and posters are really amazing. these guys are so cool!!!Published 16 months ago by Lisa Manning
this is a great book with many good pictures from Aerosmith's career. Stories well done, A must for any Aerosmith fanPublished 19 months ago by Mark Bliss