How Aerosmith Got Its Name
May 25, 2022 10:53AM PDT
Ever wonder how Aerosmith got its name? Drummer Joey Kramer says the idea came to him when he was still in high school.
Kramer says he was inspired by the Harry Nilsson album Aerial Ballet, and “started kicking around this word ‘aerial’, and ‘aerial’ eventually came into ‘aero’ – I don’t know how that happened’.
Eventually, they settled on Aerosmith, which Kramer immediately began scrawling all over his textbooks – just like millions of teenage Aerosmith fans would do in the decades to come.
This week, Aerosmith was forced to cancel its summer shows after lead singer Steven Tyler entered rehab.