Joe Perry On His ‘Life In And Out Of Aerosmith’ with Sacha Pfeiffer for WBUR

Joe Perry On His ‘Life In And Out Of Aerosmith’     

Onstage, Aerosmith’s lead guitarist, Joe Perry, is known for his guitar solos, back-up vocals and creative use of the six-string bass. Offstage, he was at one point known as half of the “toxic twins,” a reference to his days of hard partying and heavy drug use with lead singer and songwriting partner Steven Tyler. Continue reading Joe Perry On His ‘Life In And Out Of Aerosmith’ with Sacha Pfeiffer for WBUR

Aerosmith and more: Joe Perry’s story, his way

During his nearly 45-year tenure with Aerosmith, Joe Perry has enjoyed gold and platinum records, No. 1 albums, No. 1 singles and Grammy Awards. He’s hit the charts in a different fashion this fall, however.

The guitarist published his autobiography, “Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith” (Simon & Schuster) in early October and watched it debut at No. 8 on the New York Times best-seller list. He’d been there before, with Aerosmith’s 1997 band biography “Walk This Way,” but that didn’t diminish the satisfaction of succeeding in another artistic world.  Continue reading Aerosmith and more: Joe Perry’s story, his way

Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Band Mates’ Reaction to His New Memoir Was “Pretty Much What I Expected”

Last month, Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry released a memoir titled Rocks that delves into his life story and the many ups and downs he went through as a member of one of America’s greatest rock bands.  The book reveals plenty of details about the various conflicts that arose over the years between the lauded guitarist, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and his other band mates. Continue reading Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Band Mates’ Reaction to His New Memoir Was “Pretty Much What I Expected”

AEROSMITH’S JOE PERRY – “ONCE YOU TAKE THE DRUGS AWAY, TWO THINGS HAPPEN…”

Often called “America’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band,” Aerosmith have certainly defended that reputation on live stages the world over for years. But on record as of late? Not so much. It’s a topic that’s broached in Joe Perry’s expansive, candid and wildly entertaining new autobiography Rocks, and it’s a topic talked about in BraveWords’ chat with the axe legend, which you will see—eyebrows raised—as you read on. Continue reading AEROSMITH’S JOE PERRY – “ONCE YOU TAKE THE DRUGS AWAY, TWO THINGS HAPPEN…”

Aerosmith Guitarist Reflects on New Memoir, Steven Tyler’s Reaction

 “I gotta think he’s at least skimmed through it,” Joe Perry says of the band’s frontman

Joe Perry is ready to talk. The laid-back Aerosmith guitarist forged a career writing iconic riffs — think: “Walk This Way,” “Love in an Elevator” — that fueled worldwide sales of over 150 million records and spawned 21 U.S. Top 40 hits and four Grammy Awards. Aerosmith also earned a spot in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

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