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Aerosmith’s ‘Dream On’ Official Rock Song Of Massachusetts?

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Aerosmith with lead singer Steven Tyler and guitarist and Joe Perry play a free concert on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.  (Photo courtesy: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Aerosmith with lead singer Steven Tyler and guitarist and Joe Perry play a free concert on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. (Photo courtesy: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Maybe it’s not the state’s most pressing problem, but there are now two competing bills on Beacon Hill that would designate the state’s official rock song.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Democratic representatives Josh Cutler of Duxbury and James Cantwell of Marshfield have filed legislation that would make Aerosmith’s ‘Dream On’ the official state song.

Listen: Cantwell talks to Karlson & McKenzie on WZLX

This comes up as supporters of Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers’ push for a song called “Roadrunner” to get the nod.

The lyrics of Roadrunner allude to Mass. locations such as Route 128 and in one line say “I’m in love with Massachusetts.”

Aerosmith, which is one of the most successful bands in American music history, got their start in Boston and several members now live on the South Shore.

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