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

‘Rocks’ by Joe Perry with David Ritz

As a band forever dogged by Rolling Stones comparisons, Boston blooze-rock outfit Aerosmith might be expected to generate a literary canon that doubles as a Mick Jagger/Keith Richards-lite examination of what really went occurred in the mayhem days of groupie queues, stacks of amps, and energy sucking tours. (And in the case of both bands there’s plenty of time for talk now that the music has mostly dried up.) Continue reading ‘Rocks’ by Joe Perry with David Ritz