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The following is a complete chronology of the various line-ups of Aerosmith from the group's inception in 1970 until the present, including all former and current band members as well as listings of substitute and touring musicians.

Current members

     
     

    Steven Tyler

    • Active: October 1970–present
    • Regular instruments: lead vocals, harmonica
    • Occasional instruments: piano, acoustic guitar, flute, keyboards, mandolin, bass, percussion, organ, guitar, drums, congas, bass marimba, cigar box guitar, backup drums, maracas
    • Release contributions: all Aerosmith releases
       

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      Tom Hamilton

      • Active: October 1970–present
      • Regular instruments: bass
      • Occasional instruments: rhythm guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, lead vocals
      • Release contributions: all Aerosmith releases
         

        photo credit: 143 via photopin (license)

        Joey Kramer

        • Active: October 1970–present
        • Regular instruments: drums
        • Occasional instruments: percussion, backing vocals
        • Release contributions: all Aerosmith releases
           

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          Joe Perry

          • Active: October 1970–July 1979, April 1984–present
          • Regular instruments: lead guitar, backing vocals
          • Occasional instruments: lead vocals, co-lead vocals, talkbox, percussion, bass, six-string bass, lap steel guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel guitar, hurdy-gurdy, theremin, dobro, baritone guitar, synthesizer
          • Release contributions: all Aerosmith releases from Aerosmith (1973) to Night in the Ruts (1979) and Done with Mirrors (1985) to present
             

            Brad Whitford

            • Active: April 1971–July 1981, April 1984–present
            • Instruments: rhythm guitar
            • Occasional instruments: lead guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
            • Release contributions: all Aerosmith releases from Aerosmith (1973) to Night in the Ruts (1979), Rock in a Hard Place (1982) – "Lightning Strikes" only – and Done with Mirrors (1985) to present

            Former members

            Ray Tabano

            • Active: October 1970–April 1971
            • Instruments: rhythm guitar
            • Release contributions: none

            Jimmy Crespo

            • Active: July 1979–April 1984
            • Instruments: lead guitar, backing vocals
            • Release contributions: Night in The Ruts (1979) – "Three Mile Smile" only – and Rock in a Hard Place (1982)

            Rick Dufay

            • Active: December 1981–April 1984
            • Instruments: rhythm guitar
            • Release contributions: Rock in a Hard Place (1982) and Music From Another Dimension! (2012) – "Shakey Ground" only

            Line-ups

            October 1970–April 1971
            • Steven Tyler - lead vocals
            • Joe Perry - lead guitar, backing vocals
            • Ray Tabano - rhythm guitar
            • Tom Hamilton - bass
            • Joey Kramer - drums
                    —

             

            April 1971–July 1979

            • Steven Tyler - lead vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, bass, flute, keyboards
            • Joe Perry - lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, talkbox, six-string bass, lap steel guitar, bass
            • Tom Hamilton - bass, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
            • Joey Kramer - drums, backing vocals
            • Brad Whitford - rhythm guitar, lead guitar
            • Aerosmith, January 1973
            • Get Your Wings, March 1974
            • Toys in the Attic, April 1975
            • Rocks, May 1976
            • Draw the Line, December 1977
            • Night in the Ruts, November 1979

             

            July 1979–July 1981

            • Steven Tyler - lead vocals
            • Tom Hamilton - bass
            • Joey Kramer - drums
            • Brad Whitford - rhythm guitar
            • Jimmy Crespo - lead guitar, backing vocals
                    —

             

             

            December 1981–April 1984

            • Steven Tyler - lead vocals, harmonica, piano
            • Tom Hamilton - bass
            • Joey Kramer - drums
            • Jimmy Crespo - lead guitar, backing vocals
            • Rick Dufay - rhythm guitar
            • Rock in a Hard Place, August 1982
            April 1984–present
            • Steven Tyler - lead vocals, piano, harmonica, keyboards, mandolin, percussion, organ, guitar, drums, congas, cigar box guitar
            • Tom Hamilton - bass, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, lead vocals
            • Joey Kramer - drums, percussion, backing vocals
            • Joe Perry - lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals, co-lead vocals, slide guitar, pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, hurdy-gurdy, dobro, baritone guitar, synthesizer
            • Brad Whitford - rhythm guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, lead guitar

            • Done with Mirrors, November 1985
            • Permanent Vacation, August 1987
            • Pump, September 1989
            • Get a Grip, April 1993
            • Nine Lives, March 1997
            • Just Push Play, March 2001
            • Honkin' on Bobo, March 2004
            • Music from Another Dimension!, November 2012

            Substitute musicians

            • Bobby Schneck - rhythm guitar (June 10 - July 5, 2009)
              • Substituted for Brad, who was recovering from head surgery.
            • David Hull - bass, backing vocals (September 5 - November 29, 2006; July 15 - August 6, 2009; May 1–25, 2013)
              • Substituted for Tom, who was recovering from throat cancer in 2006 and non-invasive surgery in 2009; substituted for Tom, suffered a chest infection and was flown home
            • Jesse Sky Kramer - drums, percussion (2002, 2005, 2012–present [as guest])
              • Periodically substituted for his father, Joey, who was recovering from shoulder injuries
            • Steve Ferrone - drums, percussion (August - September 1996)
              • Substituted for Joey during pre-production for the Nine Lives album, as Kramer was ill and grieving the loss of his father
            • David Minehan - guitar (May 1994)
              • Substituted for Brad, who was grieving the loss of a family member
            • Bobby Rondinelli - drums, percussion (February 1983, December 31, 1983)
              • Substituted for Joey Kramer during short illnesses
            • Richard Supa - guitar (1979)
              • Substituted for Joe Perry on the Night in the Ruts Tour, after he departed.
            • Danny Johnson - guitar (1979)
              • Auditioned for Joe's spot after Joe departed Aerosmith
            • Michael Schenker - guitar (1979)
              • Auditioned for Perry's spot after Joe departed Aerosmith

            Touring members

            David Woodford

            • Active: 1973
            • Instruments: saxophone

            Scott Cushnie

            • Active: 1975
            • Instruments: keyboards

            Mark Radice

            • Active: 1978
            • Instruments: keyboards, backing vocals

            Richard Supa

            • Active: 1980
            • Instruments: keyboards

            Bobby Mayo

            • Active: 1982–1983
            • Instruments: keyboards

            C. Bruce Ost

            • Active: 1987–1988
            • Instruments: horns

            Thom Gimbel

            • Active: 1989–1995
            • Instruments: keyboards, saxophone, percussion, backing vocals

            Russ Irwin

            • Active: 1997–2014
            • Instruments: keyboards, backing vocals

            Mindi Abair

            • Active: 2012
            • Instruments: saxophone, backing vocals

            Melanie Taylor

            • Active: 2012
            • Instruments: backing vocals

            Jesse Sky Kramer

            • Active: 2012
            • Instruments: percussion

            Buck Johnson

            • Active: 2014–Present
            • Instruments: keyboards, backing vocals

            Attribution

            List of Aerosmith band members - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Aerosmith_band_members http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/