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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Aerosmith may not be doing a great deal these days, but guitarist Joe Perry is staying busy.
Legendary Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry tells Gunner and Chow how The Hollywood Vampires came to be, why classic rock is what’s “cool” again, and gives the scoop on the band’s upcoming tour!
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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!!!
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