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Joe Perry (1950)

Anthony Joseph Perry

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Anthony Joseph "Joe" Perry is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the rock band Aerosmith. He is influenced by many rock artists especially The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. He was ranked 48th in the Rolling Stones list The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

On January 3, 2012, he tweeted that he would vote for Ron Paul for President of the United States in 2012.

  Biography  

 Early life
The paternal side of Perry's family are Portuguese, originally from Madeira. His grandfather changed the family's name from Pereira to Perry upon arriving in the United States of America. His maternal side is Italian, more specifically Napolitan.

Perry was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts and grew up in the small town of Hopedale, Massachusetts. There, his father was an accountant and his mother a high school gym teacher and later an aerobics instructor. She later retired to Arizona when Perry's father died in 1975. Perry also attended the prep school Vermont Academy, a boarding school of about 232 students in Saxtons River, Vermont.

 Aerosmith


During Joe Perry's early years he formed a band with Tom Hamilton called The Jam Band. Steven Tyler, Joe, Tom, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer eventually joined and the band became Aerosmith. While initially dismissed as Rolling Stones knock-offs, the band came into its own during the mid-1970s with a string of hit records. Chief among these successes were Toys in the Attic and Rocks , thanks largely to the prevalence of free-form, album-oriented FM radio. The group also managed hit singles on the AM dial with songs like "Dream On", "Same Old Song and Dance", "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way".

During this time, Perry and vocalist Steven Tyler became known as the "Toxic Twins" for their notorious hard-partying and drug use. Hard-core drug dealers made a cash grab following Aerosmith around the country knowing there would be a large line of customers.
Aerosmith's crowd in these days earned the nickname "The Blue Army", so called by the band after the seemingly endless number of teenagers in the audience wearing blue denim jackets and blue jeans. The audience was abundantly female with long hair.

Following Rocks, the group began to stumble - drug use escalated and the creative process became hampered by strained relationships within the band. They managed another hit record in 1977 with Draw the Line, on which Perry sang lead vocals on the track "Bright Light Fright". A tour was scheduled for the fall of '77, but increasing violence at concerts eventually derailed it. A cherry bomb was thrown onstage in Philadelphia at The Spectrum in October 1977, injuring both Perry and Tyler.

In 1979, the band headlined over Van Halen, Ted Nugent, AC/DC and Foreigner during the world music festival concerts. An argument backstage in Cleveland resulted in Joe Perry's wife throwing a glass of milk at Tom Hamilton's wife. Perry quit Aerosmith partway through the recording of the album Night in the Ruts, with the remainder of his parts played by temporary guitarists. Perry took a collection of unrecorded material with him, which would later become the basis of his album Let the Music Do the Talking.

 Return to the spotlight
Equipped with a new record label and three new band members in singer Mach Bell, bassist Danny Hargrove and drummer Joe Pet, The Joe Perry Project released Once a Rocker, Always a Rocker in 1983. The album met the same fate as its predecessor, selling 40,000 copies. Despite the poor sales, The Project went out on a final tour in support of the album, adding then ex-Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford to the line-up. During this tour, The Project performed in a series of co-bills with Huey Lewis and the News. The following year, both Perry and Whitford rejoined Aerosmith, who signed with Geffen Records .

In 1986, Perry and Tyler collaborated with Run-D.M.C. in a remake of their 1975 hit "Walk This Way", which brought their band renewed mainstream attention. After completing drug rehabilitation, Aerosmith went on to collaborate with various big-name songwriters and producers to launch their true comeback. Another string of successful albums (including the triple-platinum Pump in 1989 and 1993's seven-times platinum Get a Grip) and many hit singles followed. Perry and Tyler resumed their friendship, again co-writing songs and performing very close together on stage. In 1998, Perry helped conceive the group's first number one single, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing", with pop songwriter Diane Warren. It appeared on the soundtrack to the hit film Armageddon, in which Tyler's daughter Liv starred. In 2006, Perry performed alongside Steven Tyler for a three-song medley ("Dream On", "Walk This Way", "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing") with the Boston Pops Orchestra as part of a nationally-televised event to celebrate the Fourth of July in Boston, Massachusetts.

 Solo album
Perry released his first solo record, the self-titled Joe Perry, in May 2005. It was recorded at his home studio in suburban Boston, with every instrument but the drums played by Perry himself. Critics also responded favorably; Rolling Stone magazine crowned it with three-and-a-half stars, declaring "A Joe Perry solo joint? about time!" He was also nominated for "Best Rock Instrumental" at the 2006 Grammys for the track "Mercy" but lost to Les Paul.

 Return of the Joe Perry Project
In 2009, while on tour with Aerosmith, Joe Perry announced that he would be releasing a new Joe Perry Project album entitled Have Guitar, Will Travel, which was released on October 6, 2009. The first single from the album was "We've Got a Long Way to Go." This marks the first Joe Perry Project album since 1983's Once a Rocker, Always a Rocker, and the fifth Joe Perry solo album in total, counting the 2005 self-titled album.

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Name Duration Released
Slingshot 04:20 02/2010
Freedom 03:50 02/2010
We've Got a Long Way to Go 04:34 02/2010
Scare the Cat 04:47 02/2010
Oh Lord 03:27 02/2010
Wooden Ships 04:56 02/2010
No Surprise 04:53 02/2010
Heaven and Hell 07:19 02/2010
Somebody's Gonna Get 04:10 02/2010
Do You Wonder 05:14 02/2010
Talk Talkin' 00:00 03/05/2005
Crystal Ship 00:00 03/05/2005
Lonely 00:00 03/05/2005
Mercy 00:00 03/05/2005
Can't Compare 00:00 03/05/2005
Dying To Be Free 00:00 03/05/2005
Vigilante Man 00:00 03/05/2005
Pray For Me 00:00 03/05/2005
Ten Years 00:00 03/05/2005
Hold On Me 00:00 03/05/2005
Twilight 00:00 03/05/2005
Shakin' My Cage 00:00 03/05/2005
Push Comes To Shove 00:00 03/05/2005

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Whole or part of the information contained in this card come from the Wikipedia article "Joe Perry (Musiker)", licensed under CC-BY-SA full list of contributors here.