36 Years Ago: Joe Perry Quits Aerosmith

Joe Perry For much of the ’70s, Aerosmith reveled in their reputation as rock’s most delightfully sleazy bad boys, with creative anchors Steven Tyler and Joe Perry — a.k.a. the Toxic Twins — as famous for their chemical appetites as for their creative spark. But by the end of the decade, the party was just about over — and on July 28, 1979, one particularly nasty backstage argument sent Perry packing, seemingly for good. It all went down at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, the site for 1979′s World Series of Rock. A legendary run of concerts that stretched between 1974 […]

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