Rocks : my life in and out of Aerosmith
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Contributors:
Ritz, David, author.
Published:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition.
Physical Desc:
xiv, 416 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Status:
Donelson - Adult Biography
B P4635r
Main Library - Adult Biography
B P4635r
Description
"An insightful and harrowing roller coaster ride through the career of one of rock and roll's greatest guitarists. Strap yourself in." -Slash "Rocking Joe Perry 'rocks' again!" -Jimmy Page Before the platinum records or the Super Bowl half-time show or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe Perry was a boy growing up in small-town Massachusetts. He idolized Jacques Cousteau and built his own diving rig that he used to explore a local lake. He dreamed of becoming a marine biologist. But Perry's neighbors had teenage sons, and those sons had electric guitars, and the noise he heard when they started playing would change his life. The guitar became his passion, an object of lust, an outlet for his restlessness and his rebellious soul. That passion quickly blossomed into an obsession, and he got a band together. One night after a performance he met a brash young musician named Steven Tyler; before long, Aerosmith was born. What happened over the next forty-five years has become the stuff of legend: the knockdown, drag-out, band-splintering fights; the drugs, the booze, the rehab; the packed arenas and timeless hits; the reconciliations and the comebacks. Rocks is an unusually searching memoir of a life that spans from the top of the world to the bottom of the barrel-several times. It is a study of endurance and brotherhood, with Perry providing remarkable candor about Tyler, as well as new insights into their powerful but troubled relationship. It is an insider's portrait of the rock and roll family, featuring everyone from Jimmy Page to Alice Cooper, Bette Midler to Chuck Berry, John Belushi to Al Hirschfeld. It takes us behind the scenes at unbelievable moments such as Joe and Steven's appearance in the movie of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (they act out the murders of Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees). Full of humor, insight, and brutal honesty about life in and out of one of the biggest bands in the world, Rocks is the ultimate rock-and-roll epic. In Perry's own words, it 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."
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781476714547 (hbk.), 1476714541 (hbk.)

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Includes index and selected discography.
Description
The lead guitarist of Aerosmith shares behind-the-scenes perspectives into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band, discussing such topics as his teen decision to drop out of school, enduring relationship with Steve Tyler and experiences with fame and recovery.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Perry, J., & Ritz, D. (2014). Rocks: my life in and out of Aerosmith. First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Perry, Joe, 1950- and David, Ritz. 2014. Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Perry, Joe, 1950- and David, Ritz, Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Perry, Joe, and David Ritz. Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith. First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014. Print.

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