For over three decades, Aerosmith have been one of rock's most revered and wildly popular bands, crafting timeless songs full of raw guitars and fiercely energetic vocals. The band first reached stardom in the '70s with a string of chart-topping songs, including "Dream On, "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way." During this period, Aerosmith's music defied easy categorization, falling somewhere between bluesy hard rock and early-era punk (with occasional ballads here and there). In 1986, Aerosmith came back in a big way, appearing on Run D.M.C.'s cover of "Walk This Way," a creative fusion of hip hop and rock that has undoubtedly inspired countless rap-metal acts. Hits from Aerosmith's own albums during the '80s include "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)," "Angel," "Rag Doll," "Love in an Elevator" and "Janie's Got a Gun." Entering the '90s, Aerosmith's popularity only grew as they released hit singles such as "Amazing," "Livin' on the Edge" and "Cryin'." In 1998, Aerosmith contributed four tracks to the film Armageddon—starring singer Steven Tyler's daughter Liv Tyler—including the chart topper "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing." 2001 saw the release of Just Push Play, featuring the track "Jaded," and, in 2004, the band issued the blues-fueled album Honkin' on Bobo.
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