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More Info:JOE PERRY, an true American rock hero releases his first-ever collection of holiday songs, featuring four Christmas classics: “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” and “Run Run Rudolph” (featuring Johnny Depp on guitar). Rock your holiday with this great new collection of standards, beautifully performed by Joe Perry.
Produced, recorded and mixed by Bruce Witkin and Ryan Dorn for Unison Music and Roman Records. Joe Perry: Lead Vocals and All Guitars* Mike Thompson: Keyboards, Sleigh Bells Bruce Witkin: Bass, Additional Keys / Strings, Harmony Vocal on Run Run Rudolph Lee Thornburg: Trumpet and Trombone Ron Dziubla: Tenor and Baritone Saxophone Linda McCrary and Kristle Murden: Background Vocals *Johnny Depp: Rhythm Guitar on Run Run Rudoph Song Writer Credits: White Christmas by: Irving Berlin Run Run Rudolph by: J.Marks & M. Brodie Silent Night by: Franz Xaver Gruber, Lyrics Joseph Mohr Santa Claus Is Back In Town by: Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller Photography: Suzanne Allison Graphic Design: Doug Nahory at Black Motor Product Manager: Mitch Goodman FROM JOE: “I have wanted to do a Christmas CD with Aerosmith for years, but it seems we never have the time to record one” “When my ROCKS book tour ended, the timing was right--we were in LA with access to a studio with some really talented friends and it all fell together. I was finally able to record some Christmas classics for the fans.” About JOE PERRY: As co-founding member, principal songwriter, electrifying lead guitarist and co-producer of Aerosmith--America’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band--JOE PERRY has achieved permanent iconic stature in the pantheon of rock. He has helped to drive his band, over the course of four decades, to sales of more than 150 million albums, critical acclaim, four Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. PERRY's work with Aerosmith has resulted in an unending array of accolades and honors. In June 2013, PERRY was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. October 2014 saw the release of PERRY’s first book ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, which debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list at #8. Throughout the book, PERRY reflects on his career with Aerosmith and his life as a musician, husband and father. “The Aerosmith guitarist blasts his way through ‘Run Run Rudolph’ and ‘Santa Claus is Back in Town’ and bluesy instrumental versions of ‘Silent Night’ and ‘White Christmas.’”--Dustin Schoof, THE EXPRESS-TIMES (Lehigh Valley, PA). “…a holiday offering from the Aerosmith guitarist that features four familiar tunes including a take on the well-traveled ‘Run Run Rudolph’ which is commonly thought of as a Chuck Berry tune. Berry didn't write the song but he did apply his distinct, instantly recognizable guitar playing style to it and Perry replicates that nicely here while also adding a bit of raunchy sax to the mix… Perry and Aerosmith fans will want this in their collection even though they'll only break it out in December.”--Kevin Wierzbicki, ANTIMUSIC.COM. “‘Joe Perry’s Christmas’ will fill you with cheer! Joe Perry’s holiday EP features five seasonal tunes; ‘White Christmas,’ ‘Run Run Rudolph,’ ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Santa Claus is Back in Town’ with the rock and roll edge only the Aerosmith rocker could offer.” --Leslie De Jesus, SINISTERGIRLZ.COM.