Co-founded Aerosmith with Steven Tyler
Won ASCAP Founder's Award in 2013
As co-founding members of AEROSMITH--America’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band--the songwriting team of Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards, among many other honors.
Perry was ranked 84th in Rolling Stone's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, and in 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Aerosmith. He has said that a substantial early influence on his music was The Beatles: "The night The Beatles first played The Ed Sullivan Show, boy, that was something. Seeing them on TV was akin to a national holiday. Talk about an event. I never saw guys looking so cool. I had already heard some of their songs on the radio, but I wasn't prepared by how powerful and totally mesmerizing they were to watch. It changed me completely. I knew something was different in the world that night."
With scores of multi-platinum albums, AEROSMITH continues to inspire generations to get their wings, to get a grip and to just push play. It’s no wonder their songs remain relevant to this day and they’re one of the most beloved bands of all time. The band’s 15th studio album released in 2012’s MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION! features songs penned by both Tyler and Perry, who also served as producers on the CD. Tyler and Perry are the iconic songwriters of Aerosmith.
As the electrifying lead guitarist of Aerosmith, Perry has achieved permanent iconic stature in the pantheon of rock as he was immortalized in 2008 when AEROSMITH made history and created a cultural firestorm with the Activision released Guitar Hero®: Aerosmith®.