THE GREAT JOE PERRY by Howard Stern

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In a different world, iconic rock guitarist and Aerosmith co-founder Joe Perry could have been a marine biologist. He wanted that career, but he didn’t want to go to college, so he turned to music and met his partner (for better or worse) Steven Tyler. Continue reading THE GREAT JOE PERRY by Howard Stern

MONDAY ROCK CITY: A CONVERSATION WITH JOE PERRY OF AEROSMITH

I don’t remember how old I was, whether it was the Midnight Special or MTV, but I switched channels and there they were – giant lips and low slung guitars, five skinny guys like cartoon river rats, like some seedy cousins of Mickey Mouse come together to make a band. I moved closer with one hand on the changer, just in case my mom walked in because somehow I sensed their strut and swagger song was a little bit naughty, likely inappropriate for a kid like me.

Still, I sat there transfixed, thinking, these are the coolest guys in the whole entire world…. Continue reading MONDAY ROCK CITY: A CONVERSATION WITH JOE PERRY OF AEROSMITH

Joe Perry recounts Aerosmith’s rocky road in new memoir

Joe Perry has a new project. On Tuesday, he releases his memoir, “Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith.”

Penned by the guitarist-songwriter with the assistance of veteran music biographer David Ritz (Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye), and featuring a foreword by friend Johnny Depp, “Rocks” traces Perry’s life from his childhood growing up in Hopedale through the struggles and triumphs of his adventures in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hard-rock band responsible for such indelible hits as “Walk This Way,” “Dream On,” and “Sweet Emotion.” Continue reading Joe Perry recounts Aerosmith’s rocky road in new memoir

Joe Perry’s Sweet Emotion

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is used to the rigors of gigging, but he’s unsure about the intensity of his forthcoming
book tour, which comes to Tempe and Scottsdale this month.

Perry is hitting bookstores and Guitar Center locations to push his autobiography “Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith,” which arrives in stores October 7. Continue reading Joe Perry’s Sweet Emotion

Joe Perry Rocks: One on One with Aerosmith’s Guitar God

Joe Perry is one of the greats. Aerosmith‘s lead guitarist has been rocking for over 40 years, and naturally, his storied career has had its share of highs and lows. He’s finally sharing his story—(a lack of sex, or, more accurately, groupies), drugs, rock n’ roll and his tumultuous relationship with band member Steven Tyler—in his long-awaited book Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith, which is slated to hit shelves on October 7th. We chatted with the iconic musician, now 64, about his past, his present, his future and living on the edge. 
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Joe Perry Is A Fitness Nut

When the “Toxic Twins” (Joe Perry and Steven Tyler) of Aerosmith come to mind, you probably don’t imagine them eating non-GMO turkey legs backstage after a show or swallowing Bulletproof coffee to wake up. But half of them do.

Joe Perry’s new book, Rocks, details a life of rock and roll excess, but as the axeman behind Aerosmith’s tastiest licks reveals, he was hip to a healthy diet long before anyone else was. Continue reading Joe Perry Is A Fitness Nut