Aerosmith: Toxic Twins, M-80s, Cocaine Eyeliner, and Living on the Edge
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At their peak, Aerosmith was sex, drugs, and rock and roll in the flesh, wrapped up in spangly scarves and jumpsuits. They crossed target practice with black tar heroin. Trained roadies how to feed them cocaine onstage. Frontman Steven Tyler claims he spent $6,000,000 on coke alone. Their chemical highs launched them to career highs that were equally staggering, until addictions and attitudes splintered the band into solo projects and a shadow of the band they once were. No group ever lived on the edge the way Aerosmith did – even when they were dangerously close to teetering over it. For the full list of contributors, visit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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