Joe Perry is the founding member as well as a lead guitarist, occasional lead vocalist and songwriter of the renowned rock band Aerosmith. He is also known as the original member of the musical group called Hollywood Vampires along with Johnny Deep and Alice Cooper. The American musician is also an actor who is known for appearing in The Manhattan Blues Project and Homicide: Life on the Street.
Married For 33 Years; Wife Encourages To Reunite With Aerosmith
Joe Perry has been married to model Billie Paulette since 1985. They first laid their eyes on each other on the sets of the music video for Black Velvet Pants in 1983. During that time, Billie was oblivious regarding Joe's band and success. She found out about his band after she saw Joe and his bandmate Steve on the cover of some classic rock magazines. He had left the group after the nasty backstage argument with his band member Steven on 28 July 1979.
Joe Perry and his wife Billie Paulette Montgomery at MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, USA, on 13 September 2009 (Photo: alamy.com)
In an interview with Yahoo in February 2018, Joe said that while driving through Boston with his partner, they heard Aerosmith’s song on the radio after a long time. He had been out of the band for more than three years at that time. He further added that his wife pushed him to make a call and the band was united again in 1984.
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The one-woman-man type singer, Joe is enjoying 33 years of married life with his wife. He has gifted her special guitar with her image which is now popular among the fans as The Billie Perry Guitar. The American musician previously shared his wedding vows with his first wife Elyssa Jerret in 1975. The former couple drifted their ways in 1982.
Joe Perry's Rockstar Kids: Follows Father's Footstep
Joe Perry has three sons altogether. He has two sons with his second wife Billie, Tony (born on 1996) and Roman Perry. His son Adrian was born on 1981 to his first wife, Elyssa. Adrian and Tony are the founding members of the band called Dead Boots along with drummer Ben Tileston. As per their career is concerned, they are walking in the footsteps of their father.
The musician brothers had their first concert at Foxwoods on 9 June 2017. Joe shares an intimate bond with his talented kids. On 24 June 2014, Joe and Roman Perry were spotted in Roberto Cavalli show in the Milan Menswear Fashion Week Spring.
What Is Joe Perry’s Net Worth?
Joe Perry has accumulated the jaw-dropping net worth of $120 million. He has harnessed his wealth mainly from his music career.
Young Joey gave his first performance with his Aerosmith bandmates at a high school in November 1970. After a couple of years, his band signed a contract with Columbia Records, and in 1973, they released their self-entitled debut album Aerosmith.
After their third album, Toys in the Attic (1975), they made their dominance in the rock music industry. Their popular songs like Sweet Emotion, Walk This Way, Dude and Rag Doll sank into the hearts of people.
Joe has also collaborated with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp and formed a group called Hollywood Vampires. They released their debut album in 2015. He also has three solo albums and four additional albums under the name of Joe Perry Project. The American rock star has also published his autobiography Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith in 2014.
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The legendary musician released the music video for his breathe taking song Aye Aye Aye from his solo album of Switzerland. The music video was published on 30 July 2018 on his official YouTube channel entitled Joe Perry. The song has crossed thousands of view within a short period of time.
Joe Perry has performed live with his Aerosmith mate Steven Tyler and Post Malone on stage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on 20 August 2018 in New York City. The band performed the award-winning song Crying twenty-five years after its release. The show witnessed the energetic performance in the songs Dream On and Toys In The Attic.
He has collaborated with Post Malone in the show. Post is a VMA winner for song of the tear for his song Rockstar. Post joined 21 Savage and played a lo-fi jam on a stark, which was peculiarly smoke-filled stage with electrifying music before introducing prestigious Aerosmith.
Collapsed On Stage; Recovers From Illness
The American singer collapsed on the stage during the Hollywood Vampires's concert in June 2015 in New York’s Coney island and was rushed into the hospital. It was reported that he became ill because of dehydration and exhaustion.
As per his bandmate, Tyler, Joe is a workaholic and did lots of shows without a break which finally caused him to wear out on his health. He was back on stage after the quick recovery after two weeks.
Born in 1950 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Anthony Joseph Perry aka Joe celebrates his birthday on 10 September every year. As per wiki, he was raised by accountant father and gym teacher mother. He holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Musician Joe stands with 1.71 m (5’ 8’’) of height. He attended a prep school Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, Vermont.