RANKED: The 25 Greatest Rock Bands In History

25. Aerosmith

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Whether talking about its raw, blues-fueled rock from the early-to-mid 1970s or the MTV-laden hits of the 1980s and 1990s, Aerosmith remains the best-selling American rock band in history (more than 50 million albums sold worldwide and over 85 million in the United States). Paced by the former “Toxic Twins” of Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Aerosmith was a major influence on the likes of Motley Crue, Metallica and Guns N’ Roses. Early hits like “Dream On” and “Sweet Emotion” remain classic rock radio staples. While ‘80s-‘90s favorites “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” “Angel,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “Livin’ on the Edge” and “Cryin’” introduced the band to another generation of fans. The four-time Grammy Award winners were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.