August 30 street date. Aerosmith‘s musical style is best described as blues-based hard rock, which also incorporates elements of pop, and even heavy metal. Their distinctive sound has inspired many subsequent rock artists. The band was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970 by Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton when they met up with singer Steven Tyler and drummer Joey Kramer. They signed to Columbia Records in 1972, and released a string of multi-platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album, followed by their 1974 album "Get Your Wings". In 1975, the band broke further into the mainstream with the album "Toys in the Attic", and their 1976 follow-up "Rocks" cemented their status as hard rock superstars. Although Perry and Whitford returned in 1984 and the band signed a new deal with Geffen Records, it was not until the band sobered up and released 1987's "Permanent Vacation" that they regained the level of popularity they had experienced in the 1970s. Their album Permanent Vacation was released in 1987, becoming a major hit and the band's bestselling album in over a decade with three hit singles "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)", "Rag Doll", and "Angel". All these amongst many other hits can be seen and heard on this DVD recorded live in 1988.
August 20 street date. Legendary for both their off-stage tour antics and their sheer live energy, Aerosmith has established themselves as one of the hardest working touring bands of all times. Drawing on a seemingly bottomless repertoire of hard rock and blues hits, The Bad Boys from Boston have continually thrilled their legions of fans worldwide for over the past forty years. This DVD features a stand out recording in Tokyo (circa 2002) during one of Aerosmith’s most successful modern era world tours entitled Just Push Play. Here you will find Tyler and Perry in fine form, running through a stream of their hits thrilling a raucous and frenzied audience! A true testament to what makes live rock n’ roll one of life’s greatest experiences!