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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is rushed to hospital after show

Joe Perry

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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is rushed to hospital after show

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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I am a Brazilian journalist, a Classic Rock and Heavy Metal lover. Music has always been part of my life, helped me through tough moments and was with me to celebrate the good ones. When I became a journalist I knew I wanted to write about my passions. After college I did a postgraduate degree in digital communication. This has helped me to make the website better and bring the best of classic rock to the world! MTB: 0021377/MG

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