Rocks My Life In and Out of Aerosmith

Rocks My Life In and Out of Aerosmith❰KINDLE❯ ❆ Rocks My Life In and Out of Aerosmith Author Joe Perry – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Co fondateur et guitariste d’Aerosmith Joe Perry raconte ici sa vie et sa carrière dans le rock and roll de son enfance dans les bois du Massachusetts aux stades du monde entier en passant par les Co fondateur Life In PDF/EPUB æ et guitariste d’Aerosmith Joe Perry raconte ici sa vie et sa carrière dans le rock and roll de son enfance dans les bois du Massachusetts aux stades du monde entier en passant par les hauts et les bas d’un des plus grands groupes américains Rocks est un livre ui contient plusieurs histoires en une. I’ve always really enjoyed rock autobiographies and this one was no different Aerosmith is one of my favourite bands and getting a behind the scenes glimpse at how the band came to be was an absolute treat I’ve read Steven Tyler’s book as well but I really enjoyed getting to see the perspective of another band member especially one as fascinating as Joe Perry I absolutely adored the pictures as well they were such a great addition to the book and I kept flipping back to look at them at feast my eyes on Aerosmith in their glory days Overall I really enjoyed this one it was great to read all the back stories on how the band was formed and how he stayed successful whether in the band or on his own Sometimes the book seemed a little long but still kept me interested ARC provided by Netgalley OMG i just wrote a giant open letter to joe perry and it did not save GRRRRRRRwill attempt to recreate it laterso annoyed right nowgist1 bland and boring;2 cowriter issue? bad choice? feltsounded unauthentic for example It was a magical time when the chaos of the noisy world was becalmed by a blanket of freshly fallen snowseriously? how do i reconcile that sentence coming out of joe perry's mouth?3 the ladies 'servicing the groupies' mentality of objectification or opposed to 'misogynistic' attitudes? confusing4 punch steven tyler in the face already jaysus;5 nothing new here;6 wasn't looking for dirty little secrets or shenanigansbut was expecting something soulful and not 'magical time' in the snow blechness';7 no spark no life in this book which is probably the total opposite to how things were MehI guess my expectations were a bit too high considering it's Joe Perry's memoir At times it reminded me of Keith Moon Instant Party Musings Memories and Minutiae which might possibly be the worst biography ever written The bits about the music the producers the recording process the studios etc were slightly interesting But apart from that it was just plain painfulWhiny bitter especially towards the end and overall boring Don't waste your time and your money I'll admit I'm not the biggest fan of Aerosmith but I am familiar with their work and enjoy some of their hit songs and was a bit curious about what dirt lead guitaristfounder Joe Perry had to dish up including his sometimes dysfunctionalyet brotherly relationship with Steven Tyler So this memoir while not super juicy was a welcome break from all the romances I've overdosed on latelyAnd I also have to admit I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did I actually started the book at about its halfway point reading chapters about the band once they were already famous Then I realized I needed to get the full story and see just how Joe who idolized Jacues Cousteau as a youth and wanted to be a marine biologist became an American rock god Sheer determination and an intense desire and love for rock 'n roll was the way for Joe young Joe Toxic Twins Joe and Steven The book details Joe's mostly idyllic middle class upbringing his drive for success how he met all the members of the band and how it was formed his struggle with addiction his first marriage and how it nearly destroyed the band his solo period that lasted several years the second marriage to his soul mate Billie that turned his life around and his lovealmost hate relationship with bandmate Steven Tyler Perry holds nothing back even when it makes him look bad And he even does some name droppingsome of them you'd never expect to connect to Joe Perry including Ricardo Montalban Tom Jones a comment from Bette Midler that made him blush and a relationship with an older woman view spoilerLaugh In's Judy Carne hide spoiler Joe defines cool Joe is the rock star of the band Tom HamiltonReaders will not need to be an Aerosmith fans to enjoy this exceptionally well written memoir Rocks My Life in and out of Aerosmith authored by lead guitarist Joe Perry JPBy the time JP connected with Steven Tyler ST he was a musician with a life long obsession and love for guitars he and Tyler had connections to the resort of Sunapee NH The first professional manager of Aerosmith creativebrilliant Frank Connelly recognized the mega success of the band would hinge on the creative partnership between JP and ST they learned the difference between artistic and commercial ambition While JP liked the Stones he preferred Fleetwood Mac his musical interest in guitarjazz ST was into pop music giving the band their high energyedge The apartment building 1325 where Aerosmith began would become a Boston landmark The Aerosmith fans were known as the Blue Army for their support at concerts worldwideJP discusses his complex relationship with ST throughout the book As songwriters he felt their partnership lacked the element of trust experienced by JaggerRichards The history of the band concerts behind the scenes were detailed and fascinating JP while interested in ingesting the chemicals was not into the women and groupies that went hand and hand with the life of most rock stars JP spoke of his love of guitars his 59 Gibson his black Stratocaster his Les Paul was stolen from a recording studio and later returned to him by Slash lead guitarist of Guns and Roses Loosing a guitar is like loosing a friend JP explainedJP details his relationship with his first wife Elyssa Jarret married August 5 1975 at the Ritz Hotel Elyssa never bonded with his family or attended his father's funeral after he succumbed to cancer ST viewed Elyssa as a problem especially with her extreme high drama associated with his relationship with Cyrinda Foxe Elyssa felt used by Foxe to gain access to ST Elyssa would eventually move to California after their contentious divorce 65 years later taking JP's son with her This was a very low point for JP although he enjoyed commercial success with his independent Perry Music Project After leaving Aerosmith he was replaced by Jimmy Crespo He highlighted recording deals that failed to protect the interests of musiciansThe turning point for JP was his marriage to his second wife of Black Velvet Pants Billie P Montgomery m1985 JP discusses his return to Aerosmith encouraged by Billie The twisted psychodrama emotional tyranny of Aerosmith's over controlling manager Tim Collins were recalled Collins insisted on rehab for band members even when it wasn't necessary JP couldn't have been happier with his marriage sobriety and two sons born to him and Billie This was the joy inspiration and celebration of his life JP played at Muhammad Ali's 70th Birthday party Aerosmith was featured on 60 minutes showing the true dynamic of the band In 2013 he and ST were indicted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New YorkIn the introduction of this book by Johnny Depp ST is described as a High Octane Cat and indeed Tyler's memoir Does The Noise In My Head Bother You? 2011 details ST highly energized edgy point of view with Aerosmith it jumps twists and silently screams hence the screamin' demon Perry's memoir on the other hand is cool and smooth in a laid back sort of way It is the best rock memoir I have read to date In Rocks the world finally gets to peer inside the world of Aerosmith via the eyes of lead guitarist Joe Perry It's a warts and all look without the interruptions of front man Steven Tyler Perry walks readers through his early scholastic struggles and his yearning to lead a musical life Then Rocks shifts focus to the infancy of Perry's musical career as he played wherever whenever and with whoever he could When Perry moves to Boston the Aerosmith line up isn't complete but it is close and readers watch the journey of the band as it begins At the start the PerryTyler dynamic is already there and Perry is insightful as to both the good and the bad of this relationship Perry also speaks to his love and hate relationship with both drugs and liuor As Perry details the Aerosmith's meteoric rise of the 70's decline of the 80's rebirth in the 90's and then the declinerebirth cycle they started revolving through after that readers learn that communication was the key and when it didn't happen for a variety of reasons the band would fall apart But when the communication was there the band flew like the logo their name inspired Readers also learn about three close treasures in Perry's life his wife of many years Billie who helped hold him accountable when he wanted to slip back into drugs his sons who he took on the road with him for many years and The Joe Perry Project much than a side solo band but a creative outlet for Perry This is a great book for fans of Aerosmith fans of rock fans of blues fans of music and musicians just starting out It makes one wonder about the lead singerlead guitarist dynamic in all bands It makes one wonder about the music industry and what it does to people This reader wishes that the book had been a bit longer The chapters including the 60's 70's and 80's and early 90's through Get a Grip were much detailed than the later chapters If material was edited out of these later chapters it really should be put back in to give the book balance Fans won't mind 50 pages As far as rock and roll bio's go I really liked Joe Perry's story It was interesting to compare his version of Aerosmith with Steven Tyler's DOES THE NOISE IN MY HEAD BOTHER YOU? I enjoyed learning about Joe's childhood musical influences and rise to stardom This book included interesting anecdotes and personal reflections from one of Rock's great guitar icons I received this hardback copy from the publishers Simon Schuster as a give away here on Goodreads for my honest reviewI enjoyed this book very much Perry talks in detail about how he grew up desperately wanting a guitar ever christmas to how the boys of Aerosmith got together fell apart then got back together and everything inbetween His second marriage is still going strong almost 30 years uite an accomplishment in the rock n roll life This book is packed with pictures from his childhood friends family famous friends at gigs concerts and many candid onesI very much enjoyed reading this as a fan of Perry's and Aerosmith May he keep rock'n on What's not to love? Joe Perrytold by Joe with a forward by Johnny Depp