You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.


Steven Tyler and Joe Perry inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Continue reading below

Aerosmith’s trophy case is getting a little more crowded. The AP reports that guitarist Joe Perry and singer Steven Tyler will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, alongside Foreigner’s Mick Jones and Lou Gramm, Holly Knight, JD Souther, and Tony Hatch. The ceremony is set for June 13 in New York. Tyler and Perry, known as the Toxic Twins in their younger, drug-addled days, have written for some of the biggest rock songs of the past 40 years, including “Walk This Way,” “Back in the Saddle,” and “Dream On.” The band released its 15th studio album, “Music From Another Dimension!,” last year. Meanwhile, about those drug-addled days, Tyler said in an interview with an Australian TV show that he has spent $6 million on cocaine over the course of his life, admitting: “You could say I snorted half of Peru.” Tyler also says his relationship with Perry has improved since his decision to join “Am­erican Idol” alienated his bandmates.

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of