Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith
It only seems fair that if Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler can spill the beans in his own taunting memoir Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?, then his Toxic Twin brother Joe Perry should be able to do the same. In Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith, Perry gives his account of life as lead guitarist of Aerosmith, without being too sensationalistic. With a fawning foreword by Johnny Depp, Rocks has Perry and co-writer David Ritz exploring the path of a science-obsessed young man growing up in Massachusetts to becoming a musician, joining bands and meeting up with Steven Tyler. Together, they would take an ambitious, drug-fueled charge at stardom, making Aerosmith one of the biggest bands in the world.
Perry says Rocks tells the “loner’s story, the band’s story, the recovery story, the cult story, the love story, the success story, the failure story, the rebirth story, the re-destruction story, and the post-destructive rebirth story” — ultimately the story any Aerosmith fan would love to read. Nothing could be better than lighting a fire, throwing on Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas EP featuring “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” and “Run Run Rudolph” with Johnny Depp on rhythm guitar, and curling up with Rocks: My Life In And Out of Aerosmith.
~ Shawn Perry