Joe Perry Contemplates Retirement
July 24, 2010
Aerosmith guitar great Joe Perry is contemplating retirement – because there’s nothing else left for him to achieve as a rock star.
The rocker insists he’ll never be a better musician and the most recent turmoil in his band, which began when frontman Steven Tyler announced he was taking a hiatus only to rejoin the band for a world tour, has made him think seriously about his future.
He tells Guitar World magazine, “There are times I just want to get the f**k out of this because I’ve done it all.
“I’ve been going long enough to prove what I wanted to prove, to get the girl I wanted to get, to make the money I wanted to make, to drink all the beer I wanted to drink.
“I’ve played not exactly everywhere, but I’ve played enough places, so sometimes I’ll just sit here and think, ‘What the f**k am I doing?'”