Aerosmith Fans Must Dream on After Walk of Fame Ceremony Rainout

The star ceremony was postponed until further notice due to inclement weather.

A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring Aerosmith was scheduled to be unveiled Thursday, but later postponed due to inclement weather. The pending star ceremony is the latest honor for the rock band which also includes their 2001 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and four Grammys.

Fans who came in support of the band's accomplishment were disappointed to see the event be postponed.

"I was under the impression that this was Hollywood so the show must go on regardless," Aerosmith fan Giovani Galarza said. "I guess not."

Many fans had arrived early to watch the band unveil their star. Some traveled from Mexico and Russia.

"I'm disappointed as well. The weather didn't help this time that much," Cain Hernandez, a fan who traveled from Mexico, said. "A few of us got here early. A few guys got here last night around midnight."

The group's lead singer, Steven Tyler, was scheduled to be joined by actress Sharon Stone in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the Musicians Institute. That ceremony is now postponed until further notice. 

The star is the 2,657th since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars. 


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Formed in 1970 in Boston by Tyler, lead guitarist Joe Perry, bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer, the band added guitarist Brad Whitford in 1971, forming what it has billed as "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band." 

Aerosmith has sold more than 150 million albums, beginning with the 1973 release of its first album, titled "Aerosmith." It would release a new album each of the next three years "Get Your Wings" in 1974, "Toys In The Attic" in 1975 and "Rocks" in 1976 and became a huge live draw in arenas and stadiums.

Perry left the band in 1979 and Whitford in 1981, later to return.

Following a slump in the early 1980s, Aerosmith began to reverse its fortunes when Perry and Tyler collaborated with Run-D.M.C. for a remake of "Walk This Way," which received a Soul Train Award for best rap single.

The band's winning streak continued with the album's "Permanent Vacation" in 1987 and "Pump" in 1989.

Aerosmith received the first of its four best rock performance by a duo or group with vocal in 1991 for "Janie's Got A Gun." Its others were for "Livin' On The Edge" in 1994, "Crazy" in 1995 and "Pink" in 1999.

Aerosmith has also received eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards.

Aerosmith will begin a residency in Las Vegas titled "Deuces Are Wild" April 6 at the Park MGM hotel and casino set to run through Dec. 4.

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