Growing up in the early '60s, one would think the Beatles were a heavy influence on Aerosmith's Joe Perry, and maybe later the Rolling Stones. While those bands may have paved a road for his group to follow, it was a local 14-year-old named Steve Rose that first inspired Perry to play rock and roll.
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are still fielding questions about the rift once caused by Tyler's decision to be an 'American Idol' judge, and for the record, Perry says his public anger over the situation was not based out of jealousy, but rather the consideration shown by Tyler at the time.
You might think of Aerosmith as the ultimate rock and roll bad boys, but when it comes to politics, at least one of the legendary Boston-based rockers is a bit more conservative. In a new interview, guitarist Joe Perry expresses his frustration with the current political climate, describing his beliefs as a throwback to an earlier Republican doctrine.
Aerosmith is blessed with two gifted guitarists, but there's no question it's Joe Perry, and not Brad Whitford, who gets the lion's share of the attention. During his weekend appearance on 'That Metal Show,' Whitford insisted that the disparity didn't bother him. Well, O.K., maybe one time....
Few people have lived out the sex, drugs and rock n' roll lifestyle -- and come out of it with his coolness intact -- as thoroughly as Joe Perry. Now, the Aerosmith guitarist is planning to tell the world about what it's like to be him. In a new interview, Perry revealed that he recently signed a deal to write his memoir with a tentative publishing date scheduled for the fall of 2013, and he vows to include plenty of good stuff.
Aerosmith have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on 'Music From Another Dimension,' which the band claim is a return to their roots. The group reunited with classic Aerosmith producer Jack Douglas for their first new album in 11 years, and they've been talking it up in the press, but now that it's nearing release, guitarist Joe Perry says he's not sure how radio or audiences will respond to the new music.
The world awoke Friday (July 20) to the horrible news coming out of Colorado that armed gunman James Holmes entered a Friday morning showing of 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Aurora, Colo., tossed a canister of tear gas into the showing, and while wearing a gas mask he proceeded to fire random gunshots into the crowd.
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry's relationship is one of rock's great wonders, but the pair have managed to pull it together once again in time for Aerosmith to release new music and tour this summer. When asked about the oft-contentious relationship, Perry tells the Boston Herald he's as puzzled as fans and critics.