Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith: A Review

jp-1-editAll-in-all, a well done autobiography of Joe Perry. Gives you a pretty good behind-the-scenes of the formation of Aerosmith and it’s career, ups and downs.

As is almost the case of these books, it’s more about the personal life of Perry with not enough emphasis on the music-making process. The main drawback of these bios is the tediousness of the the drug addiction stories. At this point, we’ve read enough and heard enough about famous musicians’ demons, that, although, it is part of the story, it’s the most uninteresting part. Being told and illustrated that Steven Tyler is a self-centered douch-bag is also not breaking news.

However, the book is filled with dozens of great stories and nuggets that more than make the book worth reading. The revelation of the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane story was worth the entire book! 

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