Joe Perry Talks Years Of Aerosmith Tension

Things weren't always so easy for Aerosmith, according to guitarist Joe Perry, who says that it has been difficult to keep the band together over the years.

"There are families out there who don't talk to each other for 10 years," Perry told Vanyaland.

"There are brothers out there that don't talk to each other because they're no use to each other or for whatever reason. I mean, if we operated like that there would be no band and we wouldn't be able to make the music we make and perform the way we perform. That, to me, is the goal. We achieved it once and let the thing fall apart and rebuilt it again on what I thought was firmer ground, but people don't change much over the years. I guess that's part of the lesson."

Perry revealed that the secret to keeping it together is having the big picture in mind:

"If I would have let that stuff bother me there wouldn't be an Aerosmith, because that stuff was going on from the start. It was really minor - like he stole a T-shirt and I'm like, 'What the f- did you do that for? That's really f-ed up and that's not how I was brought up, but let's move on."

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