Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith

Written by:
Joe Perry
Narrated by:
Joe Perry

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
14
Narrator
4
Release Date
October 2014
Duration
14 hours 20 minutes
Summary
Joe Perry’s New York Times bestselling memoir of life in the rock-and-roll band Aerosmith: “An insightful and harrowing roller coaster ride through the career of one of rock and roll’s greatest guitarists. Strap yourself in” (Slash).

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 “well-paced, well-plotted…a mini-masterpiece” (The Boston Globe).
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Jason L.

i prefer when the author reads his/her own book/s. I listened to another book and it was read by another famous person and, getting immersed in the book, I would have to remember who it was about. Joe is a bit to monotone for me. it would have been nice to hear some excitement or sadness once in awhile.

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Rich B.

The twist and turns in this book is enuff to make your head spin, Frank Connnely must of heard the same thing i did as a child sitting in my room and playing Arosmith records ,1973-1985 along with the Joe Perry Project,This book is like an aerosmith album in so many ways,Joe perry is way beond a musican, Joe Perry is a visionary , That can give others the courage to never give up on there dreams!

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