Joe Perry (full name Anthony Joseph Perry; born September 10, 1950, in Lawrence, MA) is the main character for Guitar Hero Aerosmith, being the guitarist. Joe is in the band Aerosmith and is alongside his band or DMC for the song Walk This Way.

The player plays as Joe Perry in all Aerosmith songs in both Career and Quickplay modes. However, he isn't able to be chosen in multiplayer and Career (as the opening act) from the start, and must be unlocked.

To unlock him, the player must beat Joe Perry in a Guitar Battle around the end of Career. Once done, both Joe Perry and the Guitar Battle as a song can be bought in The Vault (the in-game shop).


Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton were friends long before Aerosmith, and formed a band called The Jam Band. After the failure of The Jam Band, the two moved to Boston and formed Aerosmith. In the heyday of Aerosmith, Joe Perry was known for his avid drug use. This, along with strained relations within the band caused their creative process to become strained. However, they did manage to come out with a new hit record, Draw the Line.

After a fight backstage, Joe Perry quit the band to start a new band, The Joe Perry Project, which had moderate success. In 1983, the band rejoined after the failure of The Project's latest album.

In 2005, Perry released his first solo album, simply entitled: Joe Perry. It was generally favored by critics and fans alike.


Half buttoned vest and black pants.

What It Takes: Red vest.

Sharpshooter: Yellow vest.

Walk This Way: Black vest.

Avant Garden: Green vest.

Sight for Sore Eyes: White vest.

Magic Touch: Gray vest.


Characters of Guitar Hero
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Guitar Hero II: Casey Lynch - Lars Ümlaüt - Eddie Knox

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock: - Elroy Budvis - God of Rock - Lou - Metalhead - Midori - Slash - Tom Morello

Guitar Hero On Tour: Gunner Jaxon - Memphis Rose

Guitar Hero Aerosmith: Brad Whitford - DMC - Joe Perry - Tom Hamilton

Guitar Hero World Tour: Aaron Steele - Billy Corgan - Hayley Williams - Jimi Hendrix - Johnny Viper - Marcus Fretshredder - Matty Cannz - Nick - Ozzy Osbourne - Riki Lee - Rina - Rockubot - Shirley Crowley - Skeleton - Sting - Ted Nugent - Travis Barker - Zakk Wylde

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Guitar Hero Modern Hits: Calista Valenz - Simon Grimmsy

Guitar Hero: Smash Hits: Mario Greendale

Guitar Hero: Van Halen: Alex Van Halen - David Lee Roth - Eddie Van Halen - Wolfgang Van Halen

Guitar Hero 5: Carlos Santana - FrankenRocker - Gerald Contest Winner - Golden God - Johnny Cash - Kurt Cobain - Matt Bellamy - Racques Topus - Robbie Lobster - Scrap Heap - Shadow - Shirley Manson

Band Hero: Adam Levine - Adrian Young - Gwen Stefani - Quincy Styles - Taylor Swift - Tom Dumont - Tony Kanal

DJ Hero: DJ AM - DJ Jazzy Jeff - Grandmaster Flash - Z-Trip

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