2014 SIGNED Hardcover Book in original dust Jacket; BRAND NEW from 2014 publisher ; Never opened, Never read. Black felt pen mark bottom edge. This is the Autographed Edition, specially bound by the publishers, with a front page, signed by Joe Perry ; his signature, not a photocopy. Cool looking book, black boards with Silver gilt title and design impressed on black textured cloth spine, in matching photographic jacket with Ross Halfin front photo in beautiful Black & White, of handsome Joe onstage with his guitar, and 6 smaller color and B&W photos of him on back, including Elsa Dorfman pic of Joe nude with his nude pregnant wife Billie, and fabulous photographic endpages front and back. Book size is 6-1/4 x 9-3/4 x 1-1/2 " thick ; weighs over 1-1/2 pounds; 416 pages with index; illustrated with 48 pages glossy Color photographs from Joe's personal albums; more than 100 photos in all. David Ritz, who cowrote the song " Sexual Healing " with Marvin Gaye, is the only four-time winner of the Gleason Music Book Award. He has worked with many legendary artists, including B.B. King, Aretha Franklin , Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Etta James, and more. In this brilliantly written book, he works with Joe Perry of Aerosmith to tkae us on a tour through his life and times, from when he was a kid, getting his first electric guitar, to his meeting up with Steven Tylor and forming their band. His life has gone from the top of the world, to hitting bottom, and back again, several times. He shows remarkable candor in his writing on Tyler, and himself, and his whole world, which has become the stuff of legend over the past 45 years. Packed arenas , breakups and reconciliations , drugs, booze, rehab, and family life - it is all here, a study of endurance, and brotherhood, and some new insights into the powerful, but sometimes troubled relationship between Perry and Tyler. This is a real insider's look at the life in Rock-and-Roll ; Perry's life, and this book, feature everyone from Jimmy Page to Alice Cooper ; Bette Midler to Chuck Berry , and John Belushi; behind the scenes at Aeorsmith's appearance in the movie Sgt. Pepper's Loneloy Hearts Club Band, and much more. Brutally honest about the band and the rock music business, it also shows Perry's softer side, as a family man in a 30-year marriage who has managed to navigate the pressures of an extreme lifestyle that only a few understand. In his own words, this, his book, tells his whole story : " the loner's story , the band's story, the recover, cult, love story, success and failure story, rebirth and re-destruction and post-destructive rebirth story". Joe was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Photos in the book include Joe's father with his crew in World War II ; his mom and dad's wedding photo ; him as a kid; as a teen in Vermont ; a handmade cover he made for an early record ; with early bands ; onstage; gorgeous young Joe posing in his black leather jacket in Boston ; at Fenway Theater ; backstage with Chuck Berry ; on motorcycles with Steven ; jamming onstage with KISS ; scuba diving taking part in a cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico ; in the Boneyard Studio ; with Alice Cooper in Norway ; waterskiing - yes, he waterskis, and looks darn fine doing it ! , and much much more. Gene Simmons says of this book :" Joe Perry has been the AxeMeister , the consumate gunslinger for a band that has always done things their own way. Joe never went Hollywood, never looked over his shoulder to see who was running behind him. Ever the gentleman rocker, rock royalty. When I grow up, I want to be Joe Perry ". This book is : Rocks - My Life In and Out of Aerosmith - Signed Edition " , by Joe Perry , with David Ritz , 2014 Hard cover book in original DJ , signed by Joe Perry. Published by Simon & Schuster, 2014 *** Secure packing, Safe Shipping, since 1965 *** Size: 6-1/4 x 9-3/4 x 1-1/2 ". N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: “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."
About the Author:
Lead guitarist Joe Perry and singer Steven Tyler wrote the majority of the songs that form the backbone of Aerosmith’s catalogue. In 2013, they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
David Ritz is the only four-time winner of the Gleason Music Book Award.
Título: Rocks - My Life In and Out of Aerosmith - ...
Editorial: Simon & Schuster
Año de publicación: 2014
Condición del libro: New
Edición: 1st Edition
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