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 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.
When Aerosmith Had to Prove Themselves All Over Again
Joe Perry recalls the challenge of the band’s ‘80s comeback.
Joe Perry Explains His ‘Writing Paradigm’ With Steven Tyler
Aerosmith bandmates forged their format during year-long apartment share in their early days.
How Joe Perry Overcame Worries About Aerosmith's Vegas Residency
Producer Jack Douglas also reveals what went wrong on the band's first night.
Hear Hollywood Vampires' New Song 'Who's Laughing Now'
The track will be part of the group's sophomore LP, 'Rise'