Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry signed copies of his book Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith at The Paper Store in Shoppers World Saturday.
Fans began lining up at 11 a.m. outside in the rain for the 2 to 4 p.m. book signing.
The first two fans in line drove down from Tewksbury. A family drove down from Old Orchard Beach in Maine to meet Perry, who stood and signed almost 1,000 books and posed for photographs with everyone who purchased a book.
The day before the book signing, Perry had tweeted he hoped fans would stand in the rain to meet him and they did. Whole families and generations of fans waited hours to meet Perry.
Perry also tweeted that the “first mall I can remember going to when I was kid was Shoppers World in Framingham. It was the place where all of the stores were together.”
For more than four decades, Perry has been rocking with Aerosmith.
In Rocks, ”Perry exposes his unrepentant, unbridled life as the lead guitarist of Aerosmith. He delves deep into his volatile, profound, and enduring relationship with singer Steve Tyler and reveals the real people behind the larger-than-life rock-gods on stage. The nearly five-decade saga of Aerosmith is epic, at once a study in brotherhood and solitude that plays out on the killing fields of rock and roll.”
In his own words, Rocks is the whole story: “the loner’s story, the band’s story, the recovery story, the cult story, the love story, the success story, the failure story, the rebirth story, the re-destruction story, the post-destructive rebirth story,” states JoePerry.com.
Yesterday’s book signing, was Perry’s last in New England before he heads off on a national tour for his book. The book dropped on Oct. 7.
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