When you’ve written enough great songs to warrant a prestigious ASCAP Founders Award for composing, you might expect them all to run together. Yet, for Aerosmith, the moment of inspiration for ‘Walk This Way’ continues to resonate.
The band was performing at the HRC Arena in Honolulu, in the depth of their drug-fueled fame in the 1970s, and Steven Tyler was anxiously awaiting the hook up for his next fix. Frustrated with the time it was taking, he wandered over to where Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was playing a riff, time and again.
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