Aerosmith records new version of ‘Dream On’ for Boston Marathon bombing victims
April 15 will mark the one-year anniversary of the tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon when over 260 people were injured and three people were killed when two bombs exploded near the finish line.
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the lead singer and guitarist of legendary rock band Aerosmith, have recorded a new version of the band’s 1973 classic, “Dream On,” in honor of those victimized and affected by the sinister and heinous act of terrorism.
Tyler and Perry, backed by Southern California Children’s Chorus, recorded the new version of the song that will premiere during ESPN’s special, “Dream On: Stories from Boston’s Strongest,” that will first air on ABC on Saturday and be rebroadcast on Tuesday on ESPN.
Aerosmith, sometimes referred to as “The Bad Boys from Boston,” formed way back in 1970 in the city and have strong ties and consistently show fierce loyalty to their hometown.
The band also performed “Dream On” during the “Boston Strong” concert (above photo) last May.