Joe Perry was born in Lawrence, Mass., in 1950 and formed the seeds of Aerosmith with bassist Tom Hamilton in the late '60s. By 1970, he was the lead guitarist of one of rock's most enduring groups. He's cowritten many of the band's biggest hits over the years and has contributed lead vocals occasionally. Starting in 1980, he's recorded sporadically with the Joe Perry Project and as a solo artist. The group's debut album, 'Let the Music Do the Talking,' reached No. 47. He's released records off and on since then, including the 2014 holiday album 'Joe Perry's Merry Christmas.' He also has a line of hot sauces, penned an autobiography, is a member of Alice Cooper's Hollywood Vampires and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame with fellow Aerosmith member Steven Tyler.
How 'Walk This Way' Opened the Door for Aerosmith's Next Chapter
"We literally broke down walls with that," says guitarist.
Joe Perry: Solo Prep Feels 'Like Learning Somebody Else's Songs'
Guitarist will take his revived Joe Perry Project out for a handful of dates later this month.
Joe Perry Promises Some 'Surprises' With Upcoming Solo Shows
Aerosmith guitarist will reunite the Joe Perry Project for a trio of U.S. shows featuring Extreme's Gary Cherone on vocals.
Joe Perry Has Come to Appreciate Aerosmith's 'Done With Mirrors'
Guitarist better understands value of 1985 "comeback" album.
Aerosmith Has 'Quite a Bit' of Archival Material to Release
Joe Perry says band is "looking over the next two or three years at releasing this stuff, decade by decade in different formats."
Joe Perry Was 'Not Happy' With John Corabi After First Meeting
Motley Crue and Aerosmith crossed paths while recording at same studio in early '90s.
Joe Perry Lists 'Magnificent' Country Estate for $4.5 Million
The seven acre property includes a guitar-shaped pool, private gym and the Boneyard studio where Aerosmith have recorded.
When Joe Perry Realized Prince Was 'Really a Guitar Player'
The Aerosmith star wasn't fully aware of Prince's talent for several years.
Joe Perry Revisits His Guitar Roots: Exclusive Interview
Aerosmith vet discusses abiding passion for Jimmy Page, Van Halen and Link Wray, among others.
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Compares COVID-19 to a World War
Guitarist notes the virus' impact on society.