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Brad Whitford

After attending Berklee School of Music in Boston in the early ’70s, Whitford was invited to join Aerosmith, then an up-and-coming local band. Aerosmith went on to become one of the most successful bands of all time, with sales of more than 150 million records. Playing rhythm and lead guitars with Joe Perry, Whitford co-wrote several songs, including his distinctive riffs on “Round and Round,” “Nobody’s Fault,” and “Last Child.” Brad’s solos are a smoother counterpart to Joe Perry’s hard-edged tone, an important ingredient to the identifiable Aerosmith sound. In 1981, Whitford hooked up with Derek St. Holmes to record their album, Whitford/St. Holmes. Honoring Dick Wagner for his lead guitar contributions to Aerosmith, Whitford joined St. Holmes to play dual guitars on Dick Wagner’s last recording, “I’ve Seen It All.” In 2015, Derek and his longtime friend and collaborator, Derek St. Holmes, reunited to record and tour with their band, Whitford St. Holmes