April 20th, 1993: Aerosmith release "Get A Grip"

In the heydays of grunge in the early 90's, Aerosmith soldiered on with their own, signature brand of Rock, expanding their songwriting and production for the follow up to the massively successful Pump. Once again, the band set up shop at Little Mountain Studios in Vancouver, B.C. The album featured tons of legendary collaborators from outside the band including Desmond Child, Jim Vallance, Mark Hudson, Richie Supa, Taylor Rhodes, Jack Blades, and Tommy Shaw. The latter having joined forces to form Damn Yankees a few years earlier. The recording process was done over the course of 2, two-month sessions in 1992. But its release would have to wait until the following year. Aerosmith's 11th studio album Get A Grip  was released April 20th, 1993 and quickly raced up the charts to become the band's first #1 Album on the U.S. Billboard Charts. Mainly due to the strength of the five singles "Livin on the Edge", "Eat the Rich", "Cryin", "Amazing" and "Crazy".  A series of colorful videos and relentless tour schedule would help the album become their  best-selling studio album worldwide, achieving sales of over 20 million copies, and is tied with Pump for their second best-selling album in the United States, selling over 7 million copies. 

Want even more fun facts and stats?  Click HERE for the 23 Things You Might Not Know About Aerosmith's Get A Grip

 
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