According to TMZ, Aerosmith’s guitarist Joe Perry was playing in Billy Joel’s show at Madison Square Garden when, shortly after performing “Walk This Way” with the singer he returned to the dressing rooms and was ill, being attended by paramedics and taken to the hospital. It appears that Billy Joel did not know at the time of what happened, since he continued with the show. For now there is no information about the condition of the musician.
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Life and Career
Joseph Anthony Perry (born September 10, 1950) is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the American rock band Aerosmith.
He was ranked 84th in Rolling Stone’s list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Aerosmith, and in 2013, Perry and his songwriting partner Steven Tyler were recipients of the ASCAP Founders Award and were also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In October 2014, Simon & Schuster released Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, written by Perry with David Ritz.
He is a huge fan of the early Fleetwood Mac, particularly their first lead guitarist, Peter Green, which explains the occasional inclusion of the FM classics “Stop Messin’ Round” and “Rattlesnake Shake” in Aerosmith’s sets. Steven Tyler has even mentioned that hearing Perry play “Rattlesnake Shake” brought them together. He is also a huge fan of guitarist Jeff Beck and looked at him as one of his influences.
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