AEROSMITH Guitarist JOE PERRY - "I've Got Time To Work On My Solo Stuff, Which I've Been Doing" recently caught up with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry to discuss his new memoir, Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith. An excerpt from the interview is available below:

Do you tend to read a lot of biographies?

“I’m a very voracious reader, and I tend to lead towards historical novels and science fiction. When I started to do this project, I read quite a few autobiographies to decide who to get to write with me and also see how other people did it. I read 70 percent music autobiographies, and the others were politicians or sports figures. I probably read 20 or 30 books. I read some good ones and some bad ones. That helped a lot with how I felt about how I was going to approach this one.”

Have you been writing more music?

“I have to say songwriting has been as much of a hobby as anything else. Obviously, it’s one of the ways I make money to live. It’s also what I do to relax and get things off my chest. There are a bunch of reasons I’m always writing. Doing the book, I could see why I liked certain records better than others. More importantly, I had to put my studio time on the shelf for a while because it took so much time to do the book. We went on the road twice during the course of the book so I had to put it aside for a while as well. I’d probably have a lot more songs written if I wasn’t writing the book. I’m glad to be pretty much done with it. I’ve got time to work on my solo stuff, which I’ve been doing.”

Read more at this location.

In other news, on June 15th, 2014, Aerosmith took the Download Festival in Donington Park, England by storm with an unforgettable performance. Re-live this legendary concert on the big screen when Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 comes to movie theaters across the US on February 26th. A trailer can be found below.