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.”
Joe Perry – “Run Rudolph Run” 2008
Joe Perry – “Run Run Rudolph” 2014
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- Run Run Rudolph - 2014 (58%, 168 Votes)
- Run Rudolph Run - 2008 (42%, 122 Votes)
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VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring music programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. Today Joe Perry took over their Twitter account @ to share some of his Christmas memories and offer another amazing Christmas gift for his fans: his brand new EP “Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas ” is available for promotional download and 50% of today’s downloads will benefit VH1 Save The Music Foundation! He also donated an autographed guitar and answered a lot of Christmas-related questions. So here is what we learned about Joe Perry’s Christmas: Continue reading Joe Perry shares his Christmas memories with the fans
Coming off the heels of his New York Times best-selling memoir, ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, this past October, guitar slinger and bluesman, Joe Perry is back in the saddle with a four song Christmas EP: Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas.
It’s his first ever collection of holiday songs and features four Christmas classics: “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” and “Run Run Rudolph”, with Johnny Depp on rhythm guitar. The EP is available now on iTunes.
I had the good fortune to talk with Joe first hand about these songs, as well as his guitar techniques, his friendship with Johnny Depp, and the status of the his next studio CD as a solo artist or with Aerosmith.
When Joe Perry casually tells us that “it’s going to be a rock ‘n’ roll Christmas,” he means that quite literally. In 2014, the Aerosmith guitarist fulfilled a lifelong career ambition and recorded a holiday EP, ‘Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas,’ right after finishing promoting his memoir, ‘Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith.’ Continue reading Joe Perry Talks About His New Christmas Record, Aerosmith’s Future – Exclusive Interview
AEROSMITH’s JOE PERRY joins Mitch on EPISODE 77 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Drummer MATT STARR co-host. Matt played all drums on Ace Frehley’s brilliant 2014 effort, Space Invader. He also plays in Burning Rain with Doug Aldrich (Ex-Whitesnake & Revolution Saints) as well as currently being MR. BIG’s touring drummer. Continue reading One On One – Joe Perry
When Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry goes downstairs to his state-of-the-art home recording studio, he gets dressed up in full rock star regalia. “If I don’t put on some rock & roll clothes before I go down there, I’m not as creative,” he told me. “I have to get my head in that place where I’m imagining I’m on stage and then I just kind of let it rip.” Continue reading Aerosmith’s Joe Perry On Creativity, Team Tensions And Why He Dresses Up For Work
Rock God Guitarist Joe Perry called The Morning Show to talk about Aerosmith, Johnny Depp and his Christmas Album.
Several weeks ago we spoke with Joe Perry about his new autobiography, Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith. In the ensuing weeks, the book rocketed onto the New York Times Book Reviews’ best seller list, and just recently that same publication hailed the memoir for its disarming candor and evocative portrait of the rock and roll lifestyle. Continue reading Joe Perry Talks Guitars, Solos, and Aerosmith’s Future