List of Aerosmith band members

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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[edit]

Steven Tyler
Active: October 1970–present
Regular instruments: lead vocals, harmonica
Occasional instruments: piano, acoustic guitar, keyboards, mandolin, percussion, organ, drums, congas, backup drums, maracas, flute
Release contributions: all Aerosmith releases
Tom Hamilton
Active: October 1970–present
Regular instruments: bass
Occasional instruments: backing vocals, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboard
Release contributions: all Aerosmith releases
Joey Kramer
Active: October 1970–present
Regular instruments: drums
Occasional instruments: percussion, backing vocals
Release contributions: all Aerosmith releases
Joe Perry
Active: October 1970–July 1979, April 1984–present
Regular instruments: lead guitar, backing vocals
Occasional instruments: slide guitar, lead vocals, co-lead vocals, talkbox, percussion, bass, six-string bass, lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar, baritone guitar, synthesizer, rhythm guitar
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[edit]

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

Timeline[edit]

Line-ups[edit]

Personnel Studio albums
October 1970–April 1971
April 1971–July 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
April 1984–present

Substitute musicians[edit]

  • Brian Tichy - drums, percussion (2013)
  • Bobby Schneck - rhythm guitar (June 10, 2009 - July 5, 2009, September 2013)
    • Substituted for Brad, who was recovering from head surgery.
  • David Hull - bass, backing vocals (September 5, 2006 - November 29, 2006; July 15, 2009 - August 6, 2009; May 1, 2013 – May 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
  • Sammy Hagar - lead vocals (2010)
    • Rehearsed with the band when Steven Tyler was unavailable
  • Jesse (Jessey) 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 1996 - 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[edit]

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: 2012–2013
Instruments: saxophone, backing vocals
Melanie Taylor
Active: 2012–2013
Instruments: backing vocals
Jesse Sky Kramer
Active: 2012–2013
Instruments: percussion
Buck Johnson
Active: 2014–Present
Instruments: keyboards, backing vocals