American Pickers Find Aerosmith's First Van

Aerosmith van

Aerosmith, like KISS and Cheap Trick before them, were recently part of a storyline on an episode of American Pickers on the History channel.

Pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, while on a pick in Chesterfield, Massachusetts, stumbled upon a 1964 International Harvester Metro truck that has the band's name painted on the side.

After a little investigating -- including reaching out to Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, who put them in touch with Joe Perry -- they confirmed that it was indeed the band's former truck.

Ray Tabano, Aerosmith's original rhythm guitarist, made an appearance on the show, saying, "I’m afraid to say how long it is, but it’s been like 40 years since we’ve been in this thing. We’d drive from Boston up to New Hampshire [to play] for $125, then after the gas, the tolls, and the food and back, we’d make like $3 apiece… It just reminded me of the humble beginnings and I look at where (the band has) gone today -- it’s just amazing.”

The episode can be seen on demand at

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