‘Rocks’: Aerosmith Guitarist Joe Perry Talks New Memoir, Guitars and Next Solo Album

Somewhere after the second British invasion and shortly before the advent of disco and punk, five guys from 1325 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston began finding their niche to take over the world.

They bucked the system at every opportunity, while at the same time set a precedent for a generation of bands that would follow. Continue reading ‘Rocks’: Aerosmith Guitarist Joe Perry Talks New Memoir, Guitars and Next Solo Album

“America’s band” guitarist tells all in new book

Rocks: My Life In and Out of AerosmithAerosmith was America’s band in the 1970s, but years of living on the edge created a bit of drama among the bad boys of Boston.

Lead guitarist Joe Perry is out with his side of the story in a new book “Rocks” published by Simon and Schuster, a division of CBS.

The loudest voice of Aerosmith has always been its lead singer, Steven Tyler, until now, CBS News’ Anthony Mason reports. Continue reading “America’s band” guitarist tells all in new book

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