Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation’s 25th Anniversary featured on In The Studio

In The Studio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of one of rock’s historical comebacks, Aerosmith’s “Permanent Vacation.”

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton join host Redbeard for a look at Aerosmith’s 1987 album, which featured the hits “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)”, “Rag Doll”, and the monster power ballad “Angel”, all of which added up to over five million copies sold.

After blazing through the mid-70s with their first four studio albums, Aerosmith lost their way. Years of hard drug abuse, personal and professional conflicts would break down the band by the close of the decade. The stakes could not have been higher or the outcome more uncertain for the band’s sober reunion, the 1985 “Done with Mirrors,” which stumbled out of the gate.

Aerosmith‘s resurrection 25 years ago with “Permanent Vacation” was due in great part to the zealous publicity from then-new manager Tim Collins utilizing the clout of music mogul David Geffen’s record label, plus the prime years of MTV.

“If someone was to ask me, ‘Steven...What’s the secret to life?’,” lead singer Steven Tyler tells Redbeard. “Persistence. If you want it bad enough you can be a Rock’n’Roll star... If you’re persistent, you will get it.”

Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation on In The Studio is available now to stream here.

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