Guitarist teams with Monster on audio products line catering to rock fans
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry has teamed with Monster, one of the companies behind Beats by Dre, for a line of home audio products catered to rock fans.
When Joe Perry cracked open Led Zeppelin’s newly remastered albums, he thought they could have sounded better. But he didn’t blame his recordings: It’s his stereo. The Aerosmith and Hollywood Vampires guitarist has teamed up with audio company Monster Products – best known as the driving force behind Beats by Dre headphones – to create a home audio line that he hopes will make rock and classic rock sound better.
On a steamy August morning, I sprinted faster than Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Running Man to get to my planned destination on time. Since my train came in a few minutes late, I was determined to arrive there and not miss out on an obvious “pinch me” moment. I got there with a few minutes to spare but was a sweaty mess. As I took the elevator up to the New York City hotel suite, I tried to air dry but it was too late. My shirt was soaked, and sweat dripped down the back of my neck like a Nixon/Kennedy debate. Upon arriving, I darted into the bathroom to cool down and “freshen” up. While in there, I heard name drops from the two music icons I was about to sit down and have a chat with: Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and Keith Moon.
As I got myself looking reasonable (I snagged my intern’s black cardigan to hide the stains), I approached the couch to find Alice Cooper and Joe Perry continuing to trade stories. After giving the pair the firm handshake they deserve, I plowed right in – albeit with sweat pouring down my neck like Nixon at a Kennedy debate. This backstory is irrelevant to most, but paints a picture for those that didn’t just rush to the embeds below.
It almost sounds like I’m setting you up for a joke. Joe Perry and Paul McCartney meet up at a recording studio to drop some tracks with Alice Cooper’s Hollywood Vampires. Joe turns to McCartney and says…. Joe talks about it… Hollywood Vampires new album drops September 11th