On this day, August 5, 1972, Aerosmith booked a show at Max's Kansas City in New York. Columbia Records President Clive Davis was invited to see the band play; Aerosmith was not originally scheduled to play that night at the club, but they paid from their own pockets to secure a place on the bill. Davis liked what he saw and Aerosmith signed to Columbia in mid-1972 for a reported $125,000 and issued their debut album, Aerosmith.
AeroHistory: On this day back in 1982, #Aerosmith released the seventh studio album 'Rock in a Hard Place'. It is the only Aerosmith album not to feature lead guitarist Joe Perry, following his departure from the band in 1979. Rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford also left during the recording in 1981. Songs off 'Rock in a Hard Place' include: 1. "Jailbait" 2. "Lightning Strikes" 3. "Bitch's Brew" 4. "Bolivian Ragamuffin" 5. "Cry Me a River" 6. "Prelude to Joanie" 7. "Joanie's Butterfly" 8. "Roc
Thirty three years ago today, Run-D.M.C. collaborated with Aerosmith on a rap-rock remake of the 1975 hit �Walk This Way�. The song was released on July 4, 1986 THE INSIDE STORY OF WHEN RUN‑DMC MET AEROSMITH AND CHANGED MUSIC FOREVER