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.
Aerosmith are currently holed up in their Pandora's Box studio working on their fourteenth studio album with producer Jack Douglas. You can check out some footage of Joe Perry and Steven Tyler in the studio, including some tasty guitar licks from Joe Perry, below.
They crashed hard in 2009, but Aerosmith have pulled themselves back together to launch one of their biggest world tours ever. Joe Perry tells how they reconciled with singer Steven Tyler and talks about the plans for their long-awaited new studio effort.