Boston Rock / Talk Podcast with Joe Perry

Boston Rock / Talk Podcast with Joe Perry     

Boston Rock / Talk

Hear Joe Perry’s Exuberant New Song With Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander

Aerosmith guitarist teams with singer for “Aye, Aye, Aye,” slated for upcoming ‘Sweetzerland Manifesto’ LP

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry teams with Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander for the rollicking hard rocker “Aye, Aye, Aye,” set to appear on Perry’s upcoming solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, out January 19th.

“Aye, Aye, Aye” roars with plenty of classic-rock grit as Perry’s guitar rages beneath Zander’s howling vocals. The track packs in plenty of surprises too, like the sudden arrival of a swinging piano, as well as Perry’s scorched-earth guitar solo.
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Joe Perry’s Involved In Some Interesting Projects Lately

Aerosmith may not be doing a great deal these days, but guitarist Joe Perry is staying busy.

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Extra Sauce Episode 12: We Talk To Joe Perry Of Aerosmith And Writer Dave Wedge About The Death Of Chris Cornell

Joe Perry at Extra Sauce     



 Listen to my conversation with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry about his side project with Hollywood Vampires, his feelings about Aerosmith and Steven Tyler and much more.

Joe Perry Talks Solo Stuff, Aerosmith & Hollywood Vampires!

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry is an interesting guy. Beneath his quiet, reserved demeanor, there’s stuff going on. I got to talk with him while he had many plates spinning, and he gave me updates on his Aerosmith plans, including retirement rumors, as well as his solo record, which is in progress, and his work with Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and company on the Hollywood Vampires album!

Hollywood Vampires play 7/1 at The Sands Event Center in Bethelehem, and on 7/3 at The Borgata in A.C.

Spend a little time with me and Joe!!!

Joe Perry Talks Solo Stuff     

How to play guitar like Joe Perry

Master the Aerosmith legend’s solo swagger

Joe Perry is an old-school Beatles/Stones-style rock ‘n’ roll guitarist with a loose improvisational style based around major/minor pentatonic and Mixolydian scales.

He once said that he “doesn’t want to play in an Aerosmith tribute band”, alluding to his freestyle, no-rules approach, and how he rarely plays a song the same way twice. He even switches between guitars and different amp and effect combinations depending on his mood on the night.

Joe’s rhythm style includes open chords ornamented with hammer-ons and pull-offs, as heard in the memorable Livin’ On The Edge intro riff, while his minor pentatonic/blues scale riffing adds the all important grease and sleaze to tracks such as Love In An Elevator and the drop D-tuned Just Push Play.

Perry also reveals his country influences on tracks like Hangman Jury, where he plays skilful slide licks on a lap steel guitar. The following examples give you a taste of Perry’s trademark riffing style, his country-influenced slide lines and a classic pentatonic rock lead lick. Continue reading How to play guitar like Joe Perry