Living rock legend Joe Perry can now add New York Times Best Selling author and Sinister Girlz Best of 2014 recipient to his long list of credits thanks to his fantastic memoir, “Rocks: My life in and out of Aerosmith.”
The memoir spent its initial two weeks on the prestigious NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list. “Rocks” entered the charts at #8 and remained in the Top Ten (#10) in week two.
Before he was one half of the “Toxic Twins,” Perry was a science-obsessed kid who dreamed of becoming a marine biologist. His loving, supportive parents encouraged his curiosity and sent him to Vermont Academy where his love for rock and roll grew, along with his obsession for the guitar. Within weeks of graduating from Vermont Academy, Perry dropped out for refusing to cut his hair. By 1970, Perry and Tom Hamilton had been playing together for two years when they decided to move to Boston, rent an apartment and fill it with a band that we know today as Aerosmith. Aerosmith–featuring Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford alongside Perry and Hamilton–signed with Columbia Records in 1972.
In the audiobook edition the rock n roll and songwriters hall of fame inductee narrates his life story. In Perry’s own words, “Rocks” tells the whole story–“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”–of what came to pass over the next five decades and details the perks and perils that go hand-in-hand with an extreme rock and roll lifestyle.
Source: MSO PR