Aerosmith’s Joe Perry honors the musical influence of a Milford friend

EP-141027339In 1963, Joe Perry, then just a struggling Hopedale High School student, watched his friend Steve Rose play a set with his band The Wildcats on a Friday night.
After the show, Rose, who had been giving Perry guitar lessons, took out a brand new guitar – a Gretsch Country Gentleman.
“I left Steve’s with extreme guitar envy, realizing that not only did I love the instrument in its many configurations, I actually lusted for guitars,” Perry recounts in his new memoir “ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith.” Continue reading Aerosmith’s Joe Perry honors the musical influence of a Milford friend

FANS ARE FIRST ON JOE PERRY’S WATCH

Joe Perry is not only a prolific songwriter and guitarist, he is an acclaimed author. Perry recently completed a whirlwind book tour to support Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith. He began the process of greeting, signing and participating in Q & A’s for thousands of fans in early October. After hitting New York and Boston, he took in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Chicagoland and then shredded his way through prominent book stores and several Guitar Center stores in California and Arizona. Tomek Spirala, General Manager of Guitar Center, Arlington Heights, Il., helped field phone calls and took part in preparing his popular, suburban store for Joe’s much-anticipated visit on October 13, 2014. Although storm clouds had begun to gather overhead as the fans formed lines outside, the tone inside could not have been brighter. Here’s Tomek to fill you in on the details. Continue reading FANS ARE FIRST ON JOE PERRY’S WATCH

Celebrity Equestrian: Joe Perry of Aerosmith

Joe Perry may be the star guitarist in a little known band called Aerosmith, but he’s also an equestrian.

Excerpts taken from People We Know, Horses They Love by Jill Rappaport and Wendy Wilkinson.

Perry and his wife, Billie, moved to their ranch outside of Boston in 1987 and immediately fulfilled a lifelong dream when they bought a Quarter Horse and a Paint. But after watching the classic movie Ladyhawke, the pair fell in love with another breed — the Friesian. Continue reading Celebrity Equestrian: Joe Perry of Aerosmith

Joe Perry Explains How His Autobiography is More Authentic Than Your Average Rock Book

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry says that his new autobiography goes into more depth than others on the market.

In an attempt to set the record straight regarding the history of Aerosmith, lead guitarist Joe Perry recently released his autobiography earlier this month, entitled ‘Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith.’ The effort marked the third time where a member of the rock group released their own tell-all accounts, with Perry falling behind lead vocalist Steven Tyler and drummer Joey Kramer, however the guitarist notes that his release is more authentic than most currently on the shelves.  Continue reading Joe Perry Explains How His Autobiography is More Authentic Than Your Average Rock Book

Interview: Joe Perry on Marriage, His New Memoir and the Future of Aerosmith

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The Story of How Joe Perry’s Guitar Ended Up with Slash, Who Gave It Back

Regular viewers of Conan know that the late-night talk show host is very fond of the guitarist Slash, who has appeared on Conan O’Brien’s shows several times. Even when Slash is not present, his face is used in place of a typographic ” / ” in URLs on the show, as in:

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But Monday on Conan, it was Joe Perry who sat in with the in house band, Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, playing a very shimmery gold guitar. Perry has been promoting his new bookRocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith. Continue reading The Story of How Joe Perry’s Guitar Ended Up with Slash, Who Gave It Back

JOE PERRY’S ROCKS BOOK SIGNING TEMPE, AZ 10-18-14

_DSC9189-1Rocktober continues at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ. This new series introduced by this store has already brought the likes of Billy Idol with Joe Perry of Aerosmith fame and Gene Simmons of KISS for the release of each rockers new books. On October 18th, Rockin’ Joe Perry’s turn came for the release of his new autobiography Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith.   Continue reading JOE PERRY’S ROCKS BOOK SIGNING TEMPE, AZ 10-18-14

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Says He Wanted New Memoir to Be as “Equal as Possible”

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry released a new memoir titled Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith earlier this month, and he’s wrapping up a book-signing tour in support of the tome tonight in Los Angeles. In Rocks, Perry charts his journey from a guitar-obsessed teenager to becoming a driving force in one of America’s greatest rock bands, while delving into many of the triumphs and low points he experienced along the way. Continue reading Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Says He Wanted New Memoir to Be as “Equal as Possible”

Joe Perry AMA: Drugs, Prosthetic Legs and Aerosmith Dominate the Conversation as He Promotes His New Book ‘Rocks’

Joe Perry just released his memoir, Rocks, so it was only natural he hopped onto Reddit for an Ask Me Anything conversation to promote it. Fans showered him with questions about Aerosmith, concerts and drugs, among dozens of other things, like a prosthetic leg … Continue reading Joe Perry AMA: Drugs, Prosthetic Legs and Aerosmith Dominate the Conversation as He Promotes His New Book ‘Rocks’