How does Joe Perry spend his 65th birthday? Remembering the classics. The one that still moves him is Train Kept a-Rollin’. It dates back to 1951. But it was the Yardbirds version that captured his Rock n Roll driven imagination. Joe talks about how a single song has stayed with them through the entire journey.
Rock and roll has long been considered a boys’ club. But for a while in the early 1970s, there really was a rock and roll boys’ club on the Sunset Strip. This motley crew of musicians who were in bad need of a drink were known as the Hollywood Vampires, and met upstairs at the Rainbow Bar and Grill. The group included Harry Nilsson, John Lennon, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr and many others. Original “member” Alice Cooper, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, and actor Johnny Depp have joined together to tip their hats to this unlikely footnote in rock history; this week their record The Hollywood Vampires hits stores, featuring covers of classic rock songs like “School’s Out,” “My Generation,” “Manic Depression,” and more. Cooper and Perry visit the Soundcheck studio to talk about the collaboration.
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Joe Perry of Aerosmith talks about a crazy encounter. Here’s how it went down. They heard noises in a nearby forest. Grabbed the video camera. Once inside the leaves and trees. A huge black hairy creature dominated their fear. Did Joe Perry see Big Foot?
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It almost sounds like I’m setting you up for a joke. Joe Perry and Paul McCartney meet up at a recording studio to drop some tracks with Alice Cooper’s Hollywood Vampires. Joe turns to McCartney and says…. Joe talks about it… Hollywood Vampires new album drops September 11th
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Aerosmith, which performed a memorable halftime show at Super Bowl XXXV in 2001, will once again be playing for a football audience. The band will play this Friday during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, which is hosting the first-ever Concert for Legends at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. Continue reading Joe Perry: ‘I Play Every Gig Like It’s My Last One’
When it comes to rock history, the class of 1973 was a great one: debut recordings from Queen, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Lindsay Buckingham & Stevie Nicks, Bruce Springsteen, the New York Dolls, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Oyster Cult and Aerosmith.