Monday, September 22, 2014

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry previews memoir

Guitarist Joe Perry is sharing a preview of his forthcoming memoir, “Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith."

Due October 7, Perry opens up for the first time about the wild, inside story of his life in the legendary band he co-founded in 1970.

In “Rocks”, Perry reveals that he considers Steven Tyler family, despite the fights the two have had through the years.

“He's the brother I never had, which is a lot of the basis for our dynamics,” Perry tells Billboard. “[The other band members] play an important part in mediating. Though when push comes to shove, when the two of us are in a room and it gets down to the real nitty-gritty, we have to deal with it ourselves. That's what makes it exciting.”

Perry also shares his thoughts on groupies, and the travels of a wayward guitar that he sold to fund his Joe Perry Project venture back in the 70s.

While fans look forward to reading Perry’s story, the guitarist continues to keep things close to his chest…and even from his bandmates.

“I don't want the band to see it until it's completely done,” he says. “I know every one of them is wondering what's in it - especially Steven. When he gets on my nerves and we're going head to head, I'll go, ‘Hey, you know, I'm going through the book again, let's talk about this some more.’"

The guitarist will promote “Rocks” with a book signing tour – see dates below.

Perry and Aerosmith recently wrapped upthe North American leg of the Let Rock Rule tour, which featured special guest Slash.

Joe Perry
2014 book-signing tour

10/08 – BOOKENDS (Ridgewood, NJ)
10/10 – GUITAR CENTER (Boston, MA
10/11 – THE PAPER STORE (Framingham, MA)
10/13 – THE STANDARD CLUB (Chicago, IL)
10/13 – GUITAR CENTER (Chicago, IL)
10/14 – THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME (Cleveland, OH)
10/15 – BARNES & NOBLE @ THE GROVE (Los Angeles, CA)
10/16 – GUITAR CENTER (San Francisco, CA)
10/17 – BOOK PASSAGE (San Francisco, CA)
10/18 - CHANGING HANDS (Phoenix, AZ)
10/19 – GUITAR CENTER (Phoenix, AZ)
10/20 – BOOK SOUP (Los Angeles, CA)

See also:

VIDEO: Aerosmith jam with Slash on closing night of Let Rock Rule tour
Aerosmith featured in The Simpsons 25th anniversary boutique collection
Aerosmith mark 25th anniversary of Pump on In The Studio
AUDIO: Johnny Winter premieres new song with Aerosmith’s Joe Perry
Search Aerosmith at hennemusic