Gear: SVT-6PRO, B-15R
Since their debut in 1973, Aerosmith’s innovative mating of hard rock fused with gritty rhythm and blues has earned them twenty-one Top 40 hits (nine of which made it to number one), four Grammys and 140 million albums sold worldwide. No small wonder they’re called “America’s greatest rock and roll band.” From Motley Crüe to Guns ‘N Roses, countless bands have followed the Aerosmith template of sharpened Stones-styled riffing over timeless hip-shake rhythms.
Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer comprise the best bass and drums team in rock and roll. Hamilton’s underrated but never overstated bass lines drive Aero-classics such as the R&B kick of “Walk This Way,” “Dream On” (rock’s ultimate ballad), and the classic pulsing bass intro of “Sweet Emotion.” His deceptively effective structuring lends concrete sturdiness to Aerosmith’s wide range of blues-infused, kick ass rock ‘n’ roll.