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.
Perry and Tyler were also known for their squabbles over everything from songwriting to women to ugly displays of ego. But 44 years after Aerosmith was born in an apartment in Allston, the band is still touring and writing music together.
Joe Perry chronicles those decades in his new memoir, “Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith,” which he speaks about with WBUR’s Sacha Pfeiffer.
By Sacha Pfeiffer for WBUR, Radio Boston