The star-studded debut album by Hollywood Vampires – the mega-rock triumvirate of Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry – now has a release date. The self-titled record, which features appearances by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Slash, Joe Walsh, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, late horror acting icon Christopher Lee and Doors guitarist Robby Krieger, among others, will be released on September 11th.
Ever since word trickled out that Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry had formed some sort of band, information about that project — called the Hollywood Vampires — has been scant. “We’ve done a lot of recording together recently,” Cooper told Rolling Stone last year. But now, more details are starting to emerge, and these involve a full album, a likely fall tour and a cameo appearance by none other than Paul McCartney. Continue reading Paul McCartney Revives 1969 Track for Joe Perry Supergroup
Joe Perry just added “author” to his ever-expanding list of artistic endeavors. The co-founder of Aerosmith, and the lead guitarist of his own solo project, decided that it was time to finally share his side of the story. The esteemed guitarist has gone through a variety of record labels, management deals, and turmoil with his four founding bandmates — he even left Aerosmith for a stint in the late ‘70s to pursue his own band, the Joe Perry Project. Despite the ups and downs, Perry has made a lucrative career doing what he loves — playing guitar and creating music. Armed with a lifetime of knowledge about the ins-and-outs of the music industry, the rocker has recently churned out a rock and roll autobiography with the help of David Ritz titled Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith.
GRAMMY Pro caught up with Perry to chat about his recently released New York Times bestselling book in which he tackles themes such as bad management deals (the band fired their manager of 12 years, Tim Collins, in 1996) and shares insight into how Aerosmith has managed to stay together all these years. Perry also told us about his creative process in the studio and why he sets aside time to write music every single day, whether he’s working on a new album or not. Continue reading Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Tells His Story
Even though Steven Tyler is planning to dedicate the bulk of 2015 to working on a solo album, his bandmate Joe Perry is certain Aerosmith will be touring this summer. But, given Tyler’s other commitments and the band’s disillusionment with the nature of the music business, there likely won’t be any new material from the rock veterans this year. Continue reading Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Will Tour This Summer
Legendary guitarist Joe Perry from Aerosmith has a new Christmas EP out on ITunes. Joe and Unison music have joined together to raise funds for our orphans to help with their care. To honor Joe, we at Pet Orphans named our newest orphan that we rescued named Perry. Perry who was brought to a high kill shelter by his owner because Perry is partially blind. In spite of Perry’s disability, he is a fun loving, sweet, smart, amazing dog. With these funds, Pet Orphans will help Perry and his furry friends who need our help to get the medical attention they so do need and deserve. Continue reading Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas!
T’was the night before Christmas and all through the town,
People chatted about Joe Perry’s new Christmas album,
What an awesome sound!
Run Rudolph Run, it’s never a Silent Night,
The kitchen is a buzzin’ with cookies and yummy delights!
White Christmas on the East coast; warm and green on the West,
With Santa Claus Back in Town, the bars will get no rest!
Eggnog and rum filling large mugs of cheer,
Santa’s gonna throw up on that crap, just leave him a beer!
NORAD up his ass, that big jolly fellow,
Did you know the guy on rhythm guitar is Jack friggin’ Sparrow?
A four-song EP to celebrate a real blues man’s dream,
Of recording his favorite X-mas tunes and reading about it,
In Screamer Magazine! Continue reading Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas – Why Santa Really Came Back to Town
Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry recently released a special holiday EP aptly titled Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas. The four-song collection features instrumental versions of the yuletide standards “White Christmas” and “Silent Night,” as well as the guitar great’s take on Chuck Berry‘s “Run Run Rudolph” and Elvis Presley‘s “Santa Claus Is Back in Town.”
Continue reading Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Says Media Interest in New Christmas EP “Exploded in My Face”