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] - US - 3" CD single - Promo - £25.00, $30.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jul-2022 09:19)on August 12, 2022 at 7:06 am
AEROSMITH Dude [Looks Like A Lady] (1987 US promotional 1-track 3" CD single - taken from the band's Permanent Vacation album, this custom printed disc is presented in a flat long pack, complete with original custom printed 3" wallet sleeve, which remains factory sealed from new! - a fantastic promotional item CDS9)
- Aerosmith - Dude (Looks Like A Lady) - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $9.76, €9.44 (New Item) (arrived 25-Apr-2022 16:36)on August 12, 2022 at 7:06 am
AEROSMITH Dude [Looks Like A Lady] (1987 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Simoriah. Both the glossy picture sleeve and vinyl remain in excellent condition GEF29)
- Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation - Hype Stickered - Ex - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.40, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jan-2022 16:09)on August 12, 2022 at 7:06 am
AEROSMITH Permanent Vacation (1987 German pressed UK issue 12-track vinyl LP including the singles Hangman Jury, Dude [Looks Like A Lady], Angel and Rag Doll, hype stickered glossy picture sleeve with lyric printed inner. The sleeve shows some notable edgewear whilst the vinyl has little evidence of play WX126)
- Aerosmith - Draw The Line - UK - 7" vinyl - Promo - £18.00, $21.96, €21.24 (New Item) (arrived 16-Feb-2022 12:26)on August 12, 2022 at 7:06 am
AEROSMITH Draw The Line (Rare 1977 UK promotional vinyl 7", also including Bright Light Fright, custom picture sleeve AR2)
- Aerosmith - Love In An Elevator + Patch - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.40, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 21-Feb-2022 10:49)on August 12, 2022 at 7:06 am
AEROSMITH Love In An Elevator (1989 UK limited edition 7" vinyl single, also including Young Lust, with both songs produced by Bruce Fairbairn, picture sleeve with the 'Pump' sew on patch. This example remains in the original open hype-stickered shrinkwrap GEF63X)