AEROSMITH will be profiled in a special, first-ever two-hour episode of VH1's Behind The Music that marks the series' fifth anniversary, premiering Sunday, September 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
Behind The Music: AEROSMITH features footage from a trove of several thousand hours of original and archived film and video (much of it never before seen), plus exclusive new interviews with Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer, plus actress Liv Tyler and many more.
AEROSMITH discuss in bone-chilling detail their struggles with drugs, detail the ego battles and personal disputes among the band members and their wives that led to their nasty breakup in 1979, and speak out bitterly about their former managers and how financial mismanagement and drug binges left them in the poorhouse — until their massive comeback in the late '80s:
* Steven responds angrily to well-publicized rumors that he had a drug relapse in the late '90s.
* For the first time on television, Steven Tyler and actress Liv Tyler discuss the discovery of their father/daughter relationship after eight years of separation.
AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry said that the band's ups and downs make for "good TV."
"You've got to watch it to see it. I don't want to talk about it. It's kind of like...It goes too deep that I...I'll watch it once, and that's it. It makes for good TV, let's put it that way."