Aerosmith are to release a host of previously unreleased material from their personal archives after signing a new ‘worldwide alliance’ (or ‘record deal’ as such business arrangements were happily known for years) with the Universal Music Group.
This new partnership will encompass not just every studio recording made by the band across their storied career, unifying their classic albums released on Columbia and Geffen, but also give fans unique access to the personal archives of each of the five members of the Boston hard rock quintet. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford will personally curate their collections of music, photos, video footage, artwork, journals, set lists and memorabilia as part of the band’s on-going 50th anniversary celebrations.
Guitarist joe Perry says: “It’s been a long road but I’m extremely happy and proud to say on behalf of Aerosmith we have been able to bring our 50 years of music under one roof by partnering with UMG. This will allow us to bring our music to our fans in ways we never were able to before. It’s something we’ve dreamed about happening for a long time. It’s a win for Aerosmith, UMG and ultimately our fans. Needless to say we are very excited. It’s an incredible way to celebrate 50 years and the many more years to come.”
Sir Lucian Grange, chairman and CEO of UMG, said that Aerosmith’s global success places them in rarefied air among the all-time greatest rock icons” and said that he π couldn’t be prouder that they have chosen UMG as their global partner.”
Aerosmith manager Larry Rudolph said: “I couldn’t be happier for the band members and their families. Not only are we bringing together the band’s entire catalog in one place, but we’re entrusting these recordings to the very capable hands of Sir Lucian, Bruce Resnikoff and the incredible UMG system worldwide. I would like to thank Sir Lucian for tirelessly working together to craft perhaps the most unique and mutually beneficial catalog arrangement in history and providing a huge commitment to Aerosmith. The members of Aerosmith and I thank him and we all look forward to many years of successfully continuing to share the catalog of the greatest American rock band in history with the world.”
Aerosmith have sold an impressive 150 million records across their 50 year career.
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- Aerosmith - Dude (Looks Like A Lady) + Transfer - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.75, $14.51, €12.79 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jan-2022 13:02)on January 24, 2022 at 10:19 pm
AEROSMITH Dude (Looks Like A Lady) (1987 UK limited edition 7" vinyl single, also including Simoriah, picture sleeve. This copy comes with free transfers & is still in the hype stickered opened shrink GEF29)
- Aerosmith - Dude (Looks Like A Lady) - UK - CD single - Promo - £12.99, $17.54, €15.46 (New Item) (arrived 21-Dec-2021 15:15)on January 24, 2022 at 10:19 pm
AEROSMITH Dude (Looks Like A Lady) (1993 hard to find Geffen UK 1-track radio promotional CD for the single taken. Distributed to radio DJs only to promote the Permanent Vacation album, custom printed disc, cat # DUDE1)
- Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.25, €17.85 (New Item) (arrived 26-Oct-2021 08:44)on January 24, 2022 at 10:19 pm
AEROSMITH Permanent Vacation (1987 German manufactured UK 12-track vinyl LP including the singles Hangman Jury, Dude [Looks Like A Lady], Angel & Rag Doll. The glossy picture sleeve comes complete with illustrated lyric inner and shows just alittle light shelfwear while the vinyl remains in excellent condition WX126)
- Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun - Sealed - UK - shaped picture disc - £30.00, $40.50, €35.70 (New Item) (arrived 23-Nov-2021 12:29)on January 24, 2022 at 10:19 pm
AEROSMITH Janie's Got A Gun (1989 UK limited edition 'Wings' logo Shaped 7" Picture Disc single, also including Voodoo Medicine Man. The disc remains in unplayed condition issued in the barcode-stickered clear PVC sleeve which also retains a vintage store price sticker and remains sealed within shrinkwrap GEF68P)
- Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like A Lady - Sealed - UK - shaped picture disc - £30.00, $40.50, €35.70 (New Item) (arrived 23-Nov-2021 12:30)on January 24, 2022 at 10:19 pm
AEROSMITH Dude Looks Like A Lady (1989 UK limited edition 7" Wing Shaped Picture Disc single, also including Monkey On My Back. The disc remains in unplayed condition issued in the barcode-stickered clear PVC sleeve which also retains avintage store price sticker and remains sealed within shrinkwrap GEF72P)