You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become Aerosmith.
5 Near-Deaths That Almost Changed Music History

#5. Aerosmith Almost Rented the Plane That Killed Lynyrd Skynyrd
I’m going to put forth what I assume will be a slightly controversial thought… I think Aerosmith should have been on that plane. … I say it solely because of what it would have done for their status as a band. At the time of the crash, they were hot on the heels of releasing what are still considered four of the most perfect rock albums ever (Aerosmith, Get Your Wings, Toys in the Attic, and Rocks). They’ve had plenty of time to fuck it up in the years since, but with those first four albums, Aerosmith became rock royalty. If that was all we knew of their work, it would be nearly impossible to argue against Aerosmith as the hands down greatest American rock band of all time.

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You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become Aerosmith.

5 Near-Deaths That Almost Changed Music History

#5. Aerosmith Almost Rented the Plane That Killed Lynyrd Skynyrd

I’m going to put forth what I assume will be a slightly controversial thought… I think Aerosmith should have been on that plane. … I say it solely because of what it would have done for their status as a band. At the time of the crash, they were hot on the heels of releasing what are still considered four of the most perfect rock albums ever (Aerosmith, Get Your Wings, Toys in the Attic, and Rocks). They’ve had plenty of time to fuck it up in the years since, but with those first four albums, Aerosmith became rock royalty. If that was all we knew of their work, it would be nearly impossible to argue against Aerosmith as the hands down greatest American rock band of all time.

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