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The Emancipation of Steven Tyler

January 17, 2012

This story is from the May 12, 2011 issue of Rolling Stone. For a moment, Steven Tyler almost runs out of words. He's standing too close to the edge of a Laurel Canyon cliff, exulting in the panorama of Los Angeles at his feet, the city's sprawl giving...

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Aerosmith, Rock's Longest-Running Dysfunctional Family Sitcom

April 27, 2011

It's Friday morning on the set of Today, and this morning's guests are Aerosmith. They're here to discuss their role as the elder statesmen of American rock. In just a couple of days, Aerosmith are getting inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame...

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Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concerts

November 26, 2009

"The incredible thing is that the people who created this music — the inventors of an entire half-century-old movement — are still around, alive and performing," Bruce Springsteen says, sitting backstage at New York's Madison Square Garden,...

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Aerosmith's Amazing Road Back

April 5, 1990

Steven Tyler enters the hotel room and strips down to his black cracker – a sort of G-string. It's three in the morning – four hours after Aerosmith wrapped up a show before 37,000 fans at Toronto's Skydome – and the band's hyperactive...

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Aerosmith: Hard Rock's Down and Dirty Heroes

August 26, 1976

 It was almost like one of Cecil B. DeMille's great crowd scenes or footage from some rock festival film like Woodstock or Monterey Pop. They came staggering across the parking lot in the still, brackish Michigan dusk and advanced on Pontiac Stadium...

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Talk This Way: Rolling Stone's 1994 Interview With Aerosmith's Steven Tyler

April 27, 2011

Steven Tyler may be the fastest mouth alive. He's certainly the motor-chatter king of rock & roll. At full speed, the snap, crackle and atomic pop of his conversational style is a thing of wonder — a torrent of fiercely held opinions, impulsive...

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Guitar Gods

April 1, 1999

In his first Rolling Stone interview, published in March 1968, Jimi Hendrix described the moment that changed his life forever: "The first guitarist I was aware of was Muddy Waters. I heard one of his old records when I was a little boy, and it scared...

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All In the Name of Rock and Roll: On the Road with Mötley Crüe

August 13, 1987

Any moron can drive from Tucson to Phoenix in less than two hours, but the guys in Mötley Crüe are not just any morons. They're rock stars with the current Number Two album and a new, customized Lear jet, and they want to travel between these...

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