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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Talks Influences, Guitars and More

Hard to believe, but nearly a half-century has passed since Joe Perry partnered with Steven Tyler to form the songwriting core of Aerosmith. Forty-four years later, the group has lost none of its edge, as evidenced by its recently wrapped “Let Rock Rule” tour. In a revealing new memoir, ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, Perry chronicles his life story to this point, giving fans an inside …
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Joe Perry on the New “Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul”

Some guitars are unforgettable — even for Joe Perry, who’s had more six-strings pass through his hands than most of us will ever play in our lifetime. His 1959 tobacco sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standard is such an instrument. The guitar, the “Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul” is the newest historic instrument produced in a limited run by the Gibson Custom Shop. The original accompanied Aerosmith’s musical kingpin into the studio and on tour throughout the late 1970s, appearing on the classic albums Rocks, Draw the Line and Live! Bootleg, and…
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10 Amazing Solos Played on Les Pauls

With its rich sustain, distinctive tone and finger-friendly fretboard, it’s hardly surprising that many of rock’s greatest solos have been played on Les Pauls. Through the years, thousands of unforgettable solos have been unleashed on the instrument, often within the context of classic songs. Below is a sampling of some of the most brilliant. Please add your personal favorites in the comments section that follows. “Walk This Way” – Joe Perry (Aerosmith, Toys in the Attic, 1975). Joe Perry came up with the perfect solo for the bridge section…
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