AEROSMITH “Permanent Vacation”

The Bad Boys from Boston are playing together since 1970. Always formed by the same five guys (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford), Aerosmith never stopped recording, but their 1987 album, “Permanent Vacation”, was a true second wind that gave new energy to the band. After 5 albums that each sold 1M to 8M copies each, in the US only, the two next one barely made it to the 500K mark. Drug use was on the rise and band members started to leave.

In 1986, the rap cover of their classic hard rock song Walk This Way by Run DMC (featuring Tyler and Perry), was one of the first rap hits of music’s history. Aerosmith went on to hugely successful tours and album in the 90s, leading Tyler to become a household name as he went on to judge American Idol stars.

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Nicolas Pelletier

Mélomane invétéré plongeant dans tous les genres et époques, Nicolas Pelletier a publié 6 000 critiques de disques et concerts depuis 1991, dont 1100 chez emoragei magazine et 600 sur, dont il a également été le rédacteur en chef de 2009 à 2014. Il publie "Les perles rares et grands crus de la musique" en 2013, lance le site RREVERB en 2014, et devient stratège numérique des radios de Bell Média en 2015, participant au lancement de la marque iHeartRadio au Canada en 2016. Il dirige maintenant la stratégie numérique d'ICI Musique, la radio musicale de Radio-Canada.