Why Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Got Jealous Of Guns N’ Roses

Aerosmith has collected the love of rock fans since the members came together as a band in 1970 in Boston. Each band members have a significant influence on the rock world. Although Aerosmith’s sound is widely described as hard rock mixed with the blues genre, the band’s songs are much more effective and complicated with their addictive melodies.

The band was never afraid to mix up new genres and create their style by taking risks. They’re known to combine such genres as blues, heavy metal, pop, and rock music. Their creativity spread throughout the industry and inspired many well-known bands. The band’s guitarist, Joe Perry, talked about how impressed he was that Guns N’ Roses continued Aerosmith’s ‘legacy’ and took it further, making him jealous.

Guns N’ Roses’ Debut Album Got Joe Perry Jealous

In 2010, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry spoke about Guns N’ Roses and their sound. He stated that when he heard their debut album ‘Appetite for Destruction,’ he thought they were different from their well-known contemporary bands like Bon Jovi and Whitesnake. They were more profound and meaningful, according to the guitarist.

Moreover, Perry admitted being jealous of GNR’s excellence after praising the band’s sound. He stated that Guns N’ Roses moved rock music forward and topped the iconic bands the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones. He was inspired by the band and thought they were revolutionary because they were new and ‘rebellious.’

Here is what he had stated about Guns N’ Roses:

“Guns N’ Roses revived our kind of rock. I remember someone handing me a copy of Appetite for Destruction and saying, ‘You’ve got to hear these guys; they’re the new big thing.’ Bands like Bon Jovi and Whitesnake were big then, but Guns N’ Roses were different. They dug down a little deeper into the rock’s roots. I heard a lot of Aerosmith in them, which meant I also heard a lot of bands that came before us. And I remember being a little jealous because they were really hitting the nail on the head.”

He continued:

“Guns N’ Roses are still an example of how a band can move rock forward. Sometimes you think, ‘How can you top anything by the Yardbirds, or Zeppelin, or the Stones?’ And then you hear Guns N’ Roses, and it’s inspiring. You can think that it’s all been written, but it hasn’t. There’s another way to twist those three chords around, to make it sound new, fresh, and rebellious.”

Guns N’ Roses had opened for Aerosmith in 1988 and impressed their headliner band widely. Axl Rose had exceptional crowd control, and the band was synchronized with each other and their instruments. They were individually great musicians, but they created the sound Joe Perry was so obsessed with and envied when they came together.