A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sweet and Not-So-SweetEmotions: Joe Perry Gets Honest About Aerosmith in New Memoir

I can go weeks, sometimes months, and even a year without talking to my sister. When you’re family, it can be like that. But, it’s easily fixed in many cases once you reconnect, forgive and forget (or not really but move on anyway). With longtime friends the same can be true, and in the case of a band – especially one that’s been around for ages, sharing tour buses, hotel rooms, and in many cases, partners, it’s a definite dysfunctional family vibe. Sometimes bands break up over it, while sometimes they truck through the mess. There’s love. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards often get into fistacuffs over “facts” in their respective autobiographies, and the same case can be made for classic rockers Aerosmith. Guitar God Joe Perry and frontman Steven Tyler have had their share of squabbles through the years, aired out the dirty laundry (sometimes in public), but they always return to the music.  Continue reading A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sweet and Not-So-SweetEmotions: Joe Perry Gets Honest About Aerosmith in New Memoir

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

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’