This Day In Rock: AEROSMITH’s JOE PERRY
Happy birthday Joe Perry, 66 today!
Anthony Joseph Pereira better known as JOE PERRY, was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts September 10 , 1950.
As co-founding member, principal songwriter, electrifying lead guitarist and co-producer of Aerosmith – one of the America’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band – Joe Perry has achieved permanent iconic stature in the pantheon of rock. He has helped to drive his band, over the course of three decades, to sales of more than 150 million albums, critical acclaim, four Grammy Awards (one of which includes the guitar-based instrumental “Boogie Man”) and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2001). Joe Perry’s work with Aerosmith has resulted in an unending array of accolades and honors. Beyond their Grammy Awards and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, other key milestones over the past 35 years include: 12 MTV Video Awards; two People’s Choice Awards; six Billboard Music Awards; eight American Music Awards; 23 Boston Music Awards; and an Academy Award nomination for Best Song, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (from the soundtrack to Armageddon). In June 2013, Joe Perry was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Since 2015, Joe Perry is working with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp on the side project Hollywood Vampires.
Joe Perry performed the solo on the Eminem song ‘Sign for the Moment’, which also sampled Aerosmith’s ‘Dream On’. Listen below
Joe Perry played the solo on the Bon Jovi song ‘Last Chance Train’
The Joe Perry Project - I've Got The Rock 'N' Rolls Again