Joe Perry

Guitarist + Songwriter + Singer
Born Sep 10, 1950

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 Stone's list The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Perry.


1950 Birth Born on September 10, 1950.


1975 24 Years Old Perry was married to Elyssa Jerret from 1975 to 1982 and together they had a son, Adrian.
1980 29 Years Old …  Perry took a collection of unrecorded material with him, which would later become the basis of his album Let the Music Do the Talking, released in 1980. … Read More


1984 33 Years Old In February 1984, both Perry and Whitford met up with their old bandmates in Aerosmith, which led to their re-joining the band two months later. … Read More
1985 34 Years Old With his second wife, Billie, whom he married in 1985, he has two sons, Tony and Roman, while she has a son, Aaron, from a previous relationship. … Read More
1986 35 Years Old In 1986, Perry and Tyler collaborated with Run-D.M.C. in a remake of Aerosmith's 1975 hit "Walk This Way", which helped break rap into mainstream popularity and brought Aerosmith renewed mainstream attention as well. … Read More


1996 45 Years Old While grateful for all he had done to help resurrect their careers, Aerosmith fired Collins in 1996 and carried on with new management. … Read More
1998 47 Years Old 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. … Read More
1999 48 Years Old On September 9, 1999, Perry and Tyler reunited with Run–D.M.C. and were also joined by Kid Rock for a collaborative live performance of "Walk This Way" at the MTV Video Music Awards. … Read More


2005 54 Years Old Perry released his first solo record, the self-titled Joe Perry, in May 2005. … Read More
2006 55 Years Old 1 More Event
Critics also responded favorably; Rolling Stone magazine crowned it with three-and-a-half (out of five) 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.
2008 57 Years Old Perry endorsed John McCain for the 2008 Presidential election, and described himself as a "lifelong Republican". … Read More
In 2009, while on tour with Aerosmith, 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. … Read More
2010 59 Years Old After Tyler completed drug rehabilitation in early 2010, he got back together with his bandmates and they announced a world tour called the Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour which took place in the spring and summer of 2010. … Read More


2014 63 Years Old 1 More Event
From May 17 to June 28 of 2014, Perry performed 15 shows with Aerosmith on the European leg of the Global Warming Tour. … Read More
2015 64 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 13, 2015, Perry embarked on the Blue Army Tour with Aerosmith, which sent the band to 17 North American locations through August 7, many of them in smaller venues in secondary markets that the band has either never performed in or hasn't performed in many years. … Read More
2016 65 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 10, 2016, Perry collapsed onstage at a concert he was performing with the Hollywood Vampires on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. … Read More
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