Livin’ on the Edge: The Time Aerosmith’s Music Video Was Filmed in Northern California

Aerosmith is kind of a big deal. In case you’ve been living in a cave for the past 45 years, here’s a quick recap of their accomplishments:

  • The band officially formed in 1970 and have been rocking out for 48 years.
  • They have released 15 studio albums in that time, winning 32 awards including four Grammy’s.
  • Media often refer to Aerosmith, who have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide and 70.2 million in the United States, as the best-selling American rock band

They are well known for their crazy music videos and one that stands out was the 1993 hit “Livin’ on the Edge.” The sing was a huge hit, winning a Grammy and the music video won the 1993 Viewer’s Choice Award at the MTV Music Awards.

What’s little known to most people in NorCal is that in the music video, famous guitarist Joe Perry is seen playing his guitar solo on the train tracks above Lake Britton. The scene is a little bit chilling, as he steps off just in time to avoid the oncoming train. See for yourself (starts at 2:19):

This brings up another question – does that bridge look familiar? It should. That’s the same bridge where the famous Stand By Me scene was shot. See for yourself:

We’ve called it the “Stand By Me Bridge” for a long time. But maybe it’s time that that designation is shared with Aerosmith. What do you think?

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