|Blurry photo from when I saw Aerosmith in 2006.|
Aerosmith is my favorite band, and one of the greatest bands of all time. They encapsulate the best of gritty American rock 'n roll: stinging lyrics, out-of-this world vocals and unique, captivating instrumentals. I think "Dream On" is the greatest classic rock song of all time.
I saw them live when I was 16 years old; although I attended a few concerts as a kid, this is the one I really truly remember and consider my first concert. Motley Crue opened for Aerosmith in Wisconsin that year, and I got to experience the show with my best friend as well as my parents, who love Aerosmith even more than I do and have seen them many times.
|Even decorated the car for the concert.|
Many of Aerosmith's songs are older than me, but even after listening to these songs for my entire life, I still get chills. I still crank them up on the radio and sing along. There's something so timeless about Aerosmith, and I know my love for them will never go away.
And sure, Steven Tyler is dabbling in country music right now, and not everyone's a fan. But for a man who can play almost every instrument, and has been the lead singer of a great band for more than four decades, doesn't he deserve to have a little fun and do what he wants musically? I think so.
Happy birthday, Mr. Tyler. You'll always be my favorite.
Take an hour out of your day and celebrate Steven Tyler's birthday the best way - with his music.