Aerosmith released 'Get A Grip' their 11th studio album
Aerosmith is one of America’s most popular rock bands. At times, they like to go with the name "The Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band." Their style which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists.
On this day in music, Aerosmith released 'Get A Grip' their 11th studio album which became their best selling album to date with sales over 20m.
The album was released by Geffen before the band returned to Columbia Records. The album also featured guests including Don Henley, who sang backup on "Amazing", and Lenny Kravitz, who offered backup vocals and collaboration to "Line Up". As on Permanent Vacation and Pump, this album featured numerous song collaborators from outside the band including: Desmond Child, Jim Vallance, Mark Hudson, Richie Supa, Taylor Rhodes, Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw.
The album was so brilliant that two songs from their album won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, in 1993 and 1994. The album was voted Album of the Year by Metal Edge readers in the magazine's 1993 Readers' Choice Awards, while "Livin' on the Edge" was voted Best Video.