Rocks: THE WATER AND THE WOODS

Rocks: My Life In and Out of AerosmithIn the essential dream of my childhood I’m in the water or the woods. I’m swimming through an ocean of startling clarity. I’m seeing a thousand varieties of fish; I’m feeling like a fish myself, aware that at any moment a bigger fish might swim my way—a shark or a barracuda. The thought is more exhilarating than frightening. I’m not scared of the possibility of danger. I almost welcome the encounter. I welcome surprise. Nature is nothing but surprise, a world of water whose vastness allows me to disappear into pure beauty. Continue reading Rocks: THE WATER AND THE WOODS

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry on his no-holds-barred memoir

First guitar

Your first guitar was a Silvertone acoustic. I have to imagine that it wasn’t the easiest guitar to learn on – not even taking into account how you learned to play it as a righty.
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Q&A with Joe Perry on ‘Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith’

More than four decades in the making, Aerosmith co-founder Joe Perry’s new memoir Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith is out today (Oct. 7), chronicling the life of a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who has become synonymous with the bluesy riffs and style of the most successful American group of all time.

Photos from "Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith" by Joe Perry.
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TYLER’S MORE TOXIC THAN EVER – PERRY

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry says his Toxic Twin Steven Tyler is less of a team player than he used to be.

And the guitarist’s biggest regret is that the band let too much control out of their hands in the 1970s.

Asked what he’d say to his younger self, Perry tells Guitar International: “The advice I’d give myself would be to clean up a little bit, and reinforce that the band is really in charge. Continue reading TYLER’S MORE TOXIC THAN EVER – PERRY

Interview with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry

“On the back of the book there’s a picture of us, we’re naked and she’s pregnant with our youngest son and when we first took the picture, we never thought anybody else would see it.” Aerosmith star Joe Perry on the revealing shot of himself and his wife of 31 years, Billie, which graces the back cover of his memoirs Rocks: My Life In & Out of Aerosmith. Continue reading Interview with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry

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