His first band was called Flash at age 14.
In 1998, Joe helped conceive Aerosmith's first number one single, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing".
He is left-handed, but plays the guitar right-handed.
He was married to Elyssa Jerret from 1975-1985, they had one son, Adrian.
He and Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler were known as the "Toxic Twins", for their hard-partying and drug use.
He has a Signature Model Les Paul.
His grandparents were Portuguese and Italian immigrants.
In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Aerosmith.
He is 5 feet, 9 inches tall (1.75 m).
He has a younger sister, named Ann-Marie.
His sister in law is Diana "Dee" Minor, a well-known pool player. Perry is one of her sponsors.
Joe: I have seen more bad songs make it because of MTV, than good ones that haven't.