Words matter. These are the best Joe Perry Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I’ve come to realize that you live on through recordings; they’re like a musical diary, a window into somebody’s soul.
The kids get a vote. That’s very important when it comes to raising kids. And always keep the bigger picture in mind.
Take life on life’s terms – one day at a time. And have fun while you’re doing it.
I’ve been into guns ever since I was a little kid, and the ones that fascinate me most are the black powder guns that people used back in the 17 and 1800s.
A band isn’t a band unless they’re playing together. Otherwise, it’s just five guys that are living off their royalty checks.
I think that… the age of just slapping songs into movies, that’s done.
It’s easy to put on a Deep Purple record and say, ‘That sounds great.’ But why? Part of it is individual practice, but by playing together, a talent of meshing happens.
After a while, no matter how much you love any pop song, you’re going to get tired of it. That’s the way it is with any entertainment. It’s good when you first hear it or see it, you like it for a while, then it gets old. It gets chewed up and spit out and it’s done.
I don’t think there’s anything anybody’s doing that the Beatles didn’t at least try at some point.
India brings out so many different feelings in me. I’ve been fascinated with India and Indian culture as long as I can remember – ever since the ’60s with the Beatles and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
I’m a Republican, but I’m a Republican from the old school. I was taught that you get what you put into it. You can be anything you want to be if you work hard enough at it, and you can earn your place. That’s the old way.
I think one of the most valuable things Aerosmith has is the energy we produce when we all play together.
The media plays up celebrity a lot, but it doesn’t hold a candle to being a scientist. There’s a lot to be said for what they all do, and are trying to accomplish.
I’ve been fascinated with all kinds of weapons my whole life, and as I have been able to afford to acquire pieces, here and there I started to collect.
Every time I get in front of an audience, I do the best I can. I really don’t look at it like, you know, ‘This is gonna be this crowd, or that crowd.’ If anything, I think about the demographics only because of what songs will entertain more than others.
I’ve always felt you are only as good as your next album or next show. What you’ve done is done. When you get a gold record, you hang it on the wall, and then it’s like, ‘Yeah, next?’
There’s no doubt arena shows are exciting, but you don’t get that up close and personal kind of vibe, and that’s what rock n’ roll is all about for me.
I collect firearms, and I’ve got a Winchester, an Indian rifle. It has tacks for every warrior that was shot, like notches on a pistol, and it’s got feathers and beads hanging off it. It’s like a work of art.
‘Back In The Saddle’ – I never realised what a good riff that was, or at least how much it satisfied me. And when we play it live, it comes across much better than I ever expected it to.
I love to listen to the music that first inspired me – I get that fresh feeling back.
If you get satisfaction out of playing music and entertaining people and it makes you feel right, then go for it.
I have always been fascinated with guns. I grew up in America, so, granted, it is part of our heritage, and it is written into the laws of how this country is run.
The Beatles had some juice when it came to distortion, but Clapton was finally able to break through those early studio engineers’ fear of overloading. He defined the sound that guitarists spend the rest of their lives trying to get.
Over the years, when you’re in a band with a catalog like Aerosmith’s, you accumulate a lot of instruments to duplicate those songs.
I didn’t think I could go onstage and play unless I had a beer to loosen up. Well, if it was only one beer to loosen up, I’d probably still be drinking today.
Describing certain sounds, there’s a common language that guitar players have.
Hopefully I’m bringing to rock n’ roll the kind of spontaneity that I love, and always believed rock and roll stands for.
There are definitely things about ‘Legendary Child’ that echo the music we did earlier in our career. It’s got the right stuff.
I don’t spend much time listening to the records when they’re done. Usually I let go of it. Especially in the Eighties and Nineties – they were like product, almost.
I’m turned off by the groupie thing. I’m a romantic; I like finding the right woman, and if it works, it works.
When Tom Morello picks up the guitar, I’m sure what he sees is totally different from what I do, but I love the way he plays.
The bottom line is fans just want to hear a good song. Some people will look underneath to see who wrote it, but they just want to hear a good song. And if they don’t hear it, they’re not going to buy it just because you wrote it.
AC/DC is a prime example of taking that blues rock thing and just living in that world. They only really move the furniture around a little on each album, but it still works.
For me, L.A. was, and is, a very creative place to be.
L.A. was just an inspiring kind of place to be. It felt like going to Paris in the Twenties and Thirties. Everybody’s there. Everybody’s hanging around. Everybody’s talking about music.