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Joe Perry

Joe remembers going to the family dinners as a child where his uncle would sing Portuguese folk songs on his homemade guitar. As Joe got older his parents got him clarinet and piano lessons. After listening to Ike & Tina Turner, Roy Orbison, and Elvis on the radio in the late 1950's, he wanted to emulate the sounds he was hearing. Joe finally talked his parents into getting him a guitar that he played for a while and then put it…

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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry talks about his current rock & roll supergroup The Hollywood Vampires, which features shock rock singer Alice Cooper and actor Johnny Depp on guitar. They take their name from the Hollywood Vampires, which was a celebrity drinking club formed by Alice Cooper in the 1970’s, that included stars like John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, Mickey Dolenz and Ringo Starr.  “It’s kind of a tribute band to a lot of the people who have died,” says Perry. “It’s a real…

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Tommy Henriksen of Alice Cooper Band / Hollywood Vampires

For Tommy, listening to ‘The Who’ was his first introduction to music. At 14, he got his first guitar. At the time, Tommy was known as a ‘Rink Rat’. He was on a speed-skating team. The rink had live bands that played. Tommy would help the bands load their equipment, and it’s there where one of them first told to Tommy that he should loss the guitar, learn how to play bass and sing, because there are ‘guitar players on…

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