AEROSMITH Get Certified, Recover From Surgery

June 11, 2002

AEROSMITH's classic Columbia Records album Toys in the Attic has been certified eight times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Featuring the Boston-based band's immortal tracks "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way", the set has shipped eight million copies to U.S. retailers since its April 1975 release.

In other news, AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry is reportedly recovering at home after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery last month to repair a torn meniscus and trashed ACL in his right knee.

Despite Perry's condition, tour plans are apparently still going ahead for the group. To help his knee heal properly, for the first part of the tour, Perry will be wearing a three-quarter, carbon-fiber knee brace that may limit the amount of running and jumping that fans are accustomed to seeing from him. AEROSMITH's tour plans include a trip to Japan at the end of June and a North American Tour commencing on August 13th in Holmdel, New Jersey.

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