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.
Joe Perry on Hearing Van Halen: 'We’re Not Ready for the '80s'
Younger band triggered his departure from Aerosmith in search of new musical ideas.
Why Steven Tyler and Joe Perry Fought at Aerosmith's First Show
It didn't stop the band from moving on.
Why Chris Daughtry Declined Joe Perry's Offer to Front Aerosmith
'American Idol' alum received head-spinning offer from Joe Perry during public rough patch with Steven Tyler.
What Aerosmith Gained From Starting Out in Gangster Territory
Their first manager was reputedly connected to mobsters. Then there was the menacing vet downstairs.
When Steven Tyler Messed Up Burger Joint Where Joe Perry Worked
Aerosmith guitarist recalls the time before he’d been introduced to future bandmate.
Joe Perry, 'Sweetzerland Manifesto MKII': Album Review
Aerosmith guitarist's sequel to 2018 LP is more of the same.
Joe Perry Announces New Album, 'Sweetzerland Manifesto MKII'
Aerosmith guitarist shares first single, "Fortunate One," featuring the Black Crowes' Chris Robinson and Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots.
Joe Perry and Ronnie Wood Added to Jeff Beck Tribute Lineup
All-star lineup is being spearheaded by Eric Clapton.
Pete Townshend and Joe Perry Guest on Ann-Margret's New Album
The Who and Aerosmith guitarists among contributors to actress and singer's first LP in more than a decade.