Having been a cultural institution for almost 40 years now, there's no denying Saturday Night Live has been virtually intertwined with our culture since its inception. Not just for its musical guests, but for the edgy atmosphere of a live show where anything could happen, SNL definitely had its share of rock 'n' roll moments.
But the Aerosmith that created Pump is an altogether different animal than the classic version of the mid-Seventies. Back then, the group was a non-stop rock 'n' roll party machine, living on the edge 24 hours a day and roaring into town in search of your sisters. They were Van Halen before there was Van Halen.
While they did go on late -- and to be fair, System of a Down did run a little over -- Guns N' Roses did in fact play this year's Rock In Rio festival last night. The show was broadcast live via the festival's YouTube channel, and you can check out pro-quality footage of several songs, including "Welcome to the Jungle," "It's So Easy," "Mr. Brownstone" and "Paradise City" below.
According to a report from The New York Post, Aerosmith's classic albums -- including Rocks, Get Your Wings and Toys in the Attic -- will now finally be made available via Apple's iTunes beginning next month.