Sound Check

Aerosmith performs “Sweet Emotion” in front of their old apartment four decades later

Aerosmith performs in front of 1325 Commonwealth Avenue, the spot where the band lived from 1970 to 1972. Picture …

"The Bad Boys From Boston" are back!

Iconic rockers Aerosmith dropped their 15th studio album "Music from Another Dimension!" today and to celebrate its release, performed a free show in front of their old apartment at 1325 Commmonwealth Avenue in Boston yesterday.

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According to the Associated Press, the group performed on a stage mounted on the back of an 18-wheeler and were given street signs emblazoned with their old address and a city plaque that will be mounted on the apartment building's front where they lived in the 1970s.

"I think about where we were 40 years ago in that apartment building and what we were doing to write those songs and the fact that [now] we're getting a plaque for it," lead singer Steven Tyler said in an interview before the gig. "To be getting a plaque for the amount of debauchery, living and getting to know each other that formed all of those songs, it's astounding."

 "Of all the stuff that we're doing to launch the record, 90 percent of it is work, lets face it," lead guitarist Joe Perry added.

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He continued, "There's a lot of bullsh-t of answering the same questions over and over again for every camera around here. The one thing that I'm looking forward to, that really feels like I have a connection to it, is actually playing in front of that building. [It's] 40 or 42 years later from the time I walked in there and signed the lease on the place, wondering and not knowing what was going to happen, not having a band and just having Tom [Hamilton] there and seeing what developed from that…To stand in front of it and play some of those songs, that's what I really feel a connection to."

The legendary rock band, consisting of Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford, Hamilton, Perry and Tyler, performed tunes from their new record in addition to classic songs like their 1977 hit "Walk This Way" and the 1975 "Toys in the Attic" album track "Sweet Emotion."

The band's official website reports that tens of thousands of fans showed up for the once in a lifetime outdoor concert event and in case you missed it, the full show is available for streaming here.

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