GuitarWorld.com recently sat down with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry to discuss his long-awaited memoir, Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith, due to hit stores on October 7th via Simon & Schuster. They also discuss the band's upcoming world tour. An excerpt from the interview is available below:
Q: What can you tell me about your upcoming biography?
Perry: "Aerosmith fans will get a kick out of it because there's a lot of stuff in the book that may come as a surprise. But what I'm really hoping is that people discover that it deals a lot about human nature and how people get along. You don't necessarily have to be an Aerosmith fan or a rock and roller to relate to or appreciate some of the situations we found ourselves in — and how we worked them out."
Q: I know you’ll be speaking a lot about this in the book, but, as a musician, is there a highlight of your career that you feel is most memorable?
Perry: "It's got to be that period where you realize that all of sudden the club that you've been playing in for years is crowded. Where at one time, the only people who were there were just your close friends and a small gathering of fans.
I remember we had been out of Boston touring around the mid-west when 'Dream On' had been re-released and had gotten a lot of airplay in Boston. We came back and suddenly every place that we played was filled, from the theaters to even some of the bigger clubs. Over those next couple of months it was like, 'Holy shit! This is really happening! People are listening to our songs!' After all of the time and work you put into it, that's got be the most exciting time for any band."
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In the clip below, Perry and bandmate Steven Tyler and chat with Live Nation about taking Slash out for the epic Let Rock Rule summer tour. Don't miss out on this pairing of legends.
Confirmed shows are as listed:
10 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre - Wantagh, NY
13 - McLennan Park - Kitchener, ON
16 - Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA
19 - Rock Fest - Cadott, WI
22 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
25 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL
30 - The Forum - Inglewood, CA
2 - MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, NV
8 - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys - Stateline, NV
13 - Sleep Train Pavilion - Concord, CA
16 - The Gorge Amphitheatre - George, WA
19 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO
22 - American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX
25 - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Woodlands, TX
28 - Phillips Arena - Atlanta, GA
31 - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ
3 - Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
6 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
9 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI
12 - Open Hearth Park - Sydney, NS