Formed in 1970, Aerosmith has been recording and performing rock for forty years; that's a long time for anybody, let alone a band, where you're at constant risk of falling out with your bandmates over the pettiest of quabbles.
Indeed, these things have happened to Aerosmith. The band has seen their share of highs and lows throughout their career, with drug problems and differences of opinion frequently putting its members at loggerheads.
Yet, remarkably, the five current members - Steve Tyler, Tom Hamilton, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer - were all present at the band's inception. Though Perry and Whitford both said their goodbyes in 1979 and 81 respectively, they eventually returned to their rightful place in one of the most successful rock bands in history.
Almost everybody who has ever heard music will know at least one, whether it's their collaboration with Run DMC, Walk This Way, or Dream On from their eponymous album. And yet despite their remarkable success and history over the last four decades, many people know little more about them than their biggest hits.