Nine Lives (Aerosmith song)

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Nine lives
publication 1997
length 4:01
Genre (s) Rock music
text Steven Tyler
music Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen
album Nine lives

Nine Lives (English: " Nine Lives ") is the title of a song by the US hard rock band Aerosmith . It appeared on the band 's album of the same name , which reached number one on the Billboard 200 and reached number three in Germany.


The group initially worked with, among others, Glen Ballard , who had brought about the success of Alanis Morissette , instead of using Bruce Fairbairn again as in the previous three albums. After it turned out that Ballard was mainly concerned with the vocals and less the work of the guitarists, he was fired from Joe Perry . The band selected Kevin Shirley as producer , who had worked for Silverchair and Journey . All songs were written with professional songwriters. By the beginning of 1998 six singles were released, nine lives and one more as promo singles.

The title was written by Steven Tyler , Joe Perry and Marti Frederiksen. After Shirley began his work, all previously recorded vocal tracks were re-recorded.

Chart successes

Nine Lives was distributed as a promo single on rock radio stations in the US and reached number 37 on the mainstream rock tracks charts.


On the 1997/1998 two-year Aerosmith tour , Nine Lives was mostly played as the opening song.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Steven Tyler: Does the Noise in my Head Bother you? ; Harper Collins, 2011, ISBN 978-0-06-176789-0 .
  2. Review Nine Lives by Stephen Thomas Erlewine