I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith Cover – Giusy Ferrigno

It’s pretty interesting.

Aerosmith is one of the bands that were literally resurrected from the dead.

No kidding.

As many of you know, RUN DMC covered “Walk This Way” at a time when Aerosmith had basically died and were back to play VERY small, dingy clubs, and not even able to pack out a weekend for 200 seaters.

And as you all may know, there were HUUUUGE drug problems in the band.

But as fate would have it, the band cleaned up their act, stopped the drug and alcohol abuse, and marched on to legendary status.

But egos were still hot and heavy. In fact when Tyler got pissed off at Joe Perry and took the American Idol Judge gig, the band was actually auditioning singers to take Tyler’s place! (that would have been pretty weird).

Some fun facts:

Early on:
Before using the name Aerosmith, the band wanted to name themselves Jack Daniels or Spike Jones.

The real name of Steven Tyler is Steven Tallarico. When he was in the band Chain Reaction, he became Steven Tally. Then he formed Aerosmith and wanted to change his name to Tyler Britt. But his manager convinced him to change it and become Steven Tyler.

Steven Tyler had first met Joe Perry over French Fries!

At a restaurant called Anchorage, Steven was having his meal. There he wanted to meet the chef to congratulate him as it was the best French fries he had ever eaten. Coincidentally, the chef turned out to be Perry who was not happy to meet him as Steven always made a mess of his meal which Joe had to clean later.

Steven’s stolen bass

After being thrown out of High school, Steven Tyler stole the school band’s bass and brags he still has the bass with him to this day! He had used that same bass at the end of the song “Livin’ On the Edge” according to Rolling Stone Magazine.

Renaming the “Pump”

One of the most famous album of Aerosmith is “Pump”. But the band members were not happy with this name at that time. They wanted to rename it as “Bobbing For Piranhas”. (Thankfully, they didn’t ha ha)

The song ‘Sweet Emotion’ is about Steve’s emotions against Perry’s ex wife. Each line of song “Sweet Emotion” actually represents the the deep anger at Joe’s ex-wife Elyssa Jerret.

Why Perry quit the band?

Before their performance in Cleveland, guitarist Joe Perry’s wife, Elyssa Jerret threw milk on bassist Tom Hamilton’s wife, Terry Hamilton. This led to Joe Perry quitting the band in 1979.

When Jennifer Aniston said Tyler is hot!

When Jennifer Aniston was married to Brad Pitt, she once said that Tyler was the only guy for whom she would leave Brad Pitt.

Mysterious carrots?

In the year 1978, Aerosmith ordered a ton (2,000 lbs) of carrots and took it with them. The weird part is that no one (except the band
members) know why the band took a ton of carrots and for what they used them for?

Members of Aerosmith gave up drug in the 80s

In the 80s Joe Perry and Brad Whitford gave up drugs. So, when they recorded the album “Done with Mirrors” in 1985, they cleverly choose the title “Done with Mirrors” which contains double meaning. One meaning was how the album was recorded and the other meaning was that they have now abstained for the heavy use of cocaine.

When a fan threw cherry bomb!

In the year 1977 Aerosmith were touring for their album “Draw The Line”. But while performing in Philadelphia a fan threw cherry bomb on the stage. Due to this both Perry and Tyler were injured.

When Steven Tyler blew off songwriting!

In the year 2009, Steven Tyler blew off one week of songwriting with Joe Perry. The reason was that he secretly flew off to England for an audition with Led Zeppelin.

As I think you can see. Tyler and Aerosmith have had a very colorful past (and present).

Though I have covered other Aerosmith songs, Giusy and I thought it would be fun to take on “Don’t Want To Miss A Thing!”

We hope you like it as much as we enjoyed recording it.

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