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Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
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Hard Rock, Album Rock
Party/Celebratory, Rousing, Rollicking, Swaggering
Anthony Joseph "Joe" Perry (born September 10, 1950) is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the American rock band Aerosmith. He was ranked 84th in Rolling Stone's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Aerosmith, and in 2013, Perry and his songwriting partner Steven Tyler were recipients of the ASCAP Founders Award and were also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In October 2014, Simon & Shuster released Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, written by Joe Perry with David Ritz
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Anthony Joseph Pereira
Anthony Pereira (accountant)
Mary Ursillo (high school gym teacher)
Adrian Perry (son), Anthony (Tony) Perry III (son), Roman Perry (son), Aaron Hirsh (step-son)
Melissa Ethridge, Carly Simon, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against The Machine, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains
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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 Neapolitan. Perry and his younger sister, Mike Tozzi, 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 while Perry's father died in 1975. Perry also attended the prep school Vermont Academy, a boarding school of about 230 students in Saxtons River, Vermont.
During Joe Perry's early years he formed a band with Tom Hamilton called The Jam Band. After meeting with Steven Tyler, Joe & Tom would go on to form Aerosmith with him. 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 (1975) and Rocks (1976), 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 an unlimited supply of customers. Aerosmith's crowd in these days earned the nickname "The Blue Army". So called by the band after the seemingly endless amount of teenagers in the audience wearing blue denim jackets and blue jeans. The audience was abundantly male with extremely long hair, one of the loudest of its day. 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," considered by some to be one of the album's highlights. A fall of '77 tour was scheduled, but as the crowds got more dangerous, violence followed. An m-80 was thrown onstage in Philadelphia at The Spectrum in October 1977, injuring both Perry and Tyler. Summer of 1979 saw the band headline 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. This would prove to be the turning point that saw Perry quit Aerosmith, taking a collection of unrecorded material with him, which would later become the basis of his Let the Music Do the Talking album.
By the end of the year, Perry had formed his own band - The Joe Perry Project. Their debut record, Let the Music Do the Talking, reached #47 on the Billboard album charts, selling 250,000 copies domestically. While sales and reviews were respectable the group mainly thrived as a live act. It managed to do so even after its second album, I've Got the Rock n Rolls Again, went largely ignored. In the end, the Project never solidified a lineup; all three studio releases would feature a different lead vocalist and the entire roster was replaced before their final effort (1983's Once a Rocker, Always a Rocker.) Even a brief stint with fellow Aerosmith exile, rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford, failed to ignite things again and the group found themselves with minimal label support by 1984. A compilation album, The Music Still Does the Talking: The Best of the Joe Perry Project, was released by an Australian Indie Record label in 1999.
Equipped with a new record label (MCA Records) and three new band members in singer Cowboy Mach Bell, bassist Danny Hargrove and drummer Joe Pet, the band released Once a Rocker, Always a Rocker in 1983. The album met the same fate as its predecessor, selling a meager 40,000 copies without any promotion whatsoever. 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 & The News. The following year, both Perry and Whitford would rejoin Aerosmith for a very successful reunion. 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 (most notably the triple-platinum Pump in 1989) and many hit singles followed. Perry and Tyler resumed their tight friendship, again co-writing songs and perform
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Vermont Academy, Saxtons River, Vermont, USA
Joe Perry Signature Model Les Paul, Joe Perry Signature Model ES - 335, Fender Stratocaster
Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Bassist
48th place in the Rolling Stone's list The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, Italian and Portuguese descent, The Joe Perry Project founder, He has a collection of about 600 guitars, Mount Blue restaurant co-owner
www.joeperrymusic.com/, www.allmusic.com/artist/joe-perry-mn0000807317, www.aerosmith.com/, twitter.com/joeperry
Austin Perry (grandson)
Steven Tyler, David Hull, Paul Santo, Richie Sambora, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford, Slash, Gene Simons, Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley
Peter Green, Jeff Beck, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix
Rolling Stones, Beatles, Van Halen, Ac/dc, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac
Lawrence, Hopedale, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, South Pomfret, Duxbury, Norwell, London
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Hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal
Guitar, vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizers
Aerosmith, The Joe Perry Project
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Joe Perry is married to Billie Perry, they have been married for 30 years (since 21st September, 1985).
He was married to Elyssa Jerret from 1976 to 1982.
He also dated Judy Carne in 1969.
Joe Perry is rumored to have hooked up with Cyrinda Foxe from 1976 to 1979.