“COME TOGETHER/SGT. PEPPER’S” sessions, demos, outtakes and more

American hard rock band Aerosmith recorded one of the most successful cover versions of “Come Together” in 1978. The band performed the song in the 1978 film Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; their recording appeared on its accompanying soundtrack album. Released as a single in July 1978, Aerosmith’s version was an immediate success, reaching … More “COME TOGETHER/SGT. PEPPER’S” sessions, demos, outtakes and more

“BONE TO BONE” and how it got finished on the road

It’s not too often that the band premieres an unreleased song during a tour, and even less usual for them to perform an unfinished song. This is taken from a radio broadcast on KMET in Los Angeles as the band sits in with DJ Jim Ladd before the upcoming California World Music Festival show. Tyler … More “BONE TO BONE” and how it got finished on the road

“CHIQUITA” the demo that Steven and Joe leaked to the radio in 1979!

Sources of leaks are often diverse, but there’s nothing like having the band members taking studio demos directly to a radio station before their release. This has happened quiet a few times over the decades, but this is the first recorded evidence that we’ve found so far. This recording is taken from a radio broadcast … More “CHIQUITA” the demo that Steven and Joe leaked to the radio in 1979!

“THREE MILE SMILE” from pre-production rehearsals in ’79, to Connecticut, Crespo’s solo, and Perry reclaiming it live in ’84

A leaked studio tape with one of the band’s pre-production rehearsals in early 1979, during a break from the road, contains several short clips of the band developing the riff sequence for what would become “Three Mile Smile”. It sounds like a later version of the “I Live In Connecticut” demo from the “Pandora’s Box” … More “THREE MILE SMILE” from pre-production rehearsals in ’79, to Connecticut, Crespo’s solo, and Perry reclaiming it live in ’84

“NIGHT IN THE RUTS” outtakes, demos and sessions we know of!

Night in the Ruts is the sixth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in November 1979, by Columbia Records. Guitarist Joe Perry left the band midway through its recording. The album was initially produced at the band’s Warehouse rehearsal space by Jack Douglas, who had produced Aerosmith’s previous four albums, but later Columbia … More “NIGHT IN THE RUTS” outtakes, demos and sessions we know of!