Steven Tyler and Joe Perry inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame
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.
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