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Heavy Load: Joe Perry

The Aerosmith man on drugs, Ebola and coming back as a porpoise...

If Steven Tyler is the lips, then Joe Perry has always been the balls of Aerosmith. Born in Massachusetts on September 10, 1950, the guitarist was key to the Bostonians’ mid-70s breakout, the louche swagger of his lead style prompting spiritual successor Slash to dub him “one of the great wham-bam players”.

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