Thursday, December 4, 2014

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry releases Christmas EP

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has released a 4-song Christmas EP.

“Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas” features features four holiday classics, including “White Christmas”, “Silent Night”, “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” and “Run Run Rudolph” with Johnny Depp on rhythm guitar.

“The two instrumentals are among the 10 most popular Christmas songs,” explains Perry. “Almost everyone knows the lyrics to ‘Silent Night’ and ‘White Christmas,’ so we treated them as songs that people could sing along to, while staying close to the classic versions everyone knows. The two vocal songs, ‘Santa’s Back in Town’ and ‘Run Run Rudolph’ are rockers made famous by Elvis and Chuck Berry. They are probably less well known so you would have to hear the lyrics to know they are Christmas songs. They are two of my favorite holiday songs.”

“I have wanted to do a Christmas CD with Aerosmith for years, but it seems we never have the time to record one,” adds Perry. “When my Rocks book tour ended, the timing was right--we were in LA with access to a studio with some really talented friends and it all fell together. I was finally able to record some Christmas classics for the fans.”

Fans can order the EP on CD at or download the digital version via iTunes.

Perry published his memoir, “Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith", in October.

The autobiography sees the guitarist open up – for the first time – about the wild, inside story of his life in the legendary band he co-founded in 1970.

Upon its release, the book debuted in the top 10 of the New York Times Best Sellers List.

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