Joe Perry for Rock Cellar Magazine

Rocks: My Life in and Out ROCKS Cover NY Times Best Sellerof Aerosmith, the name of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry’s new book  is a play on the band’s classic ‘70s album which spawned such classic tracks as Back in the Saddle, Last Child and Combination.

But it also serves to express how the musical community views this seasoned rock and roll star. Quite simple, Joe Perry epitomizes the word rocks. Continue reading Joe Perry for Rock Cellar Magazine

Steven Tyler Has No Interest in Reading Joe Perry’s Book

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler said he has no interest in reading bandmate Joe Perry‘s new autobiography. The singer was asked last night in Nashville if he’s going to the read the book. His reply? “Hell, no!.”

In the TMZ video clip, which you can watch above, Tyler says he won’t read ‘Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith’ because “I have to go onstage with him next year. I wanna love the son of a bitch.”

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Just Pick Up the Guitar: An Interview with Aerosmith’s Joe Perry

There is, of course, no better man to tell the story of Joe Perry than Joe Perry himself, which he does in his new autobiography Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith (written with David Ritz). PopMatters sat down with Joe Perry to talk about his career, both in and out of the book.“There’s a saying that you don’t have to sell a painting to be a painter.” Joe Perry explains. “You have to just pick up the brush and paint and then you’re a painter. If you sit down and you write poems, you’re a poet. I kind of feel like that holds true. Because who’s to say that you have to sell 100,000 records before you’re qualified to be a Rock and Roller?”
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FOR AEROSMITH’S JOE PERRY, FEELING ‘IN THE ROOM’ IS THE PINNACLE OF HI-FI SOUND

Audiophile Joe Perry Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith

Joe Perry interview for Zoiks!

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My first guitar hero was Joe Perry from Aerosmith. I was turned onto the band in Jr. High. “Get a Grip” had just come out and I had heard them play “Dream On” with Michael Kamen’s orchestra on MTV, from that moment I was hooked. I bought the “Greatest Hits” album and from there fell into a deeper and deeper appreciation for Aerosmith’s music. My favorite album of all time is Aerosmith’s “Rocks.” Joe Perry recently released his memoir “Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith.” I was predestined to love this book. That said Joe Perry went out of his way to knock himself off of the pedestal I put him on. This book doesn’t glorify the sex or the drugs and it’s not about throwing Steven Tyler or anybody else in his life under the proverbial bus. It’s just Joe Perry telling his story, this could have been anybody’s story it just happens to be his.

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