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Aerosmith's Brad Whitford: Doubling On Lead And Rhythm

Steven Rosen, Guitar Player, March 1979

BRAD WHITFORD might be considered the "refined" half of Aerosmith's guitar team — he's a deliberate player, whose steady rhythm lines complement lead guitarist Joe Perry's often free-form, no-holds-barred attack. But while on most Aerosmith albums Brad is credited as rhythm guitarist, the newest member of the Boston-based band also solos; both roles create for him an important place in Aerosmith's predominately guitar-oriented rock and roll format.

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