Book Review: Aerosmith, 50th Anniversary Updated Edition

Aerosmith, 50th Anniversary Updated Edition is the Ultimate Illustrated History of the “Bad Boys from Boston”.  Aerosmith is one of the only bands left on my concert bucket list (though I did get to see Steven Tyler with Paul McCartney on a trip to Vegas! It was just as amazing as you’d think!) so when I saw this book come up for review I knew I had to check it out.  Plus, illustrated is always fun as I am a wannabe concert photographer. (Or just photographer in general, I guess. Since I was about 5 years old!)  In addition to telling the story of the band, there are also memorabilia and artifacts splashed throughout the pages – handwritten biographies from the 70s, album covers, ticket stubs, comic book pages, etc.  Coming in at nearly 300 pages it is pretty comprehensive, lots of great information in there and tons of wonderful photos!  If you’re a fan or just interested in learning more, do not hesitate to check out this book. And if 2020 taught me anything – it will be to make sure I can do everything in my power to see these guys once it is safe to do so!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

This ultimate illustrated history of Aerosmith—one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time and the best-selling American hard rock band of all time—is now revised and updated to celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary as well as their multi-year farewell concert tour.

This massive, visually exhilarating celebration in hardcover provides a front-row seat to the Boston Bad Boys’ entire career: scrapping their way cross-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. Updated with 16 additional pages of text and photographs, this complete history of one of the world’s most successful and popular bands features: A lively and honest band history by music journalist Richard BienstockSidebar album reviews from a host of well-known music journalists, including Greg Kot, Jaan Uhelszki, Chuck Eddy, Bill Holdship, Martin Popoff, Daniel Bukszpan, and moreNearly 400 photos of the band, on and off the stage, and images of rare memorabilia, including gig posters, backstage passes, ticket stubs, 7-inch picture sleeves, and moreAdvice from Steven Tyler and Joe Perry to young bandsA survey and discussion of the guitars employed by Joe Perry and Brad Whitford over their 50 years in—and out—of AerosmithAn Aerosmith discography encompassing all official audio and video releasesAerosmith: The Ultimate Illustrated 50 Year History of the Boston Bad Boys is an awesome, must-have add to the library of every Aerosmith fan.

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