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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Joe the Guitarist

posted by on October 30 at 11:06 AM

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry has come out for John McCain:

“We pretty much stay out of it, but seeing so many people come out for Obama, I just felt like ‘What the hell, I might as well raise my hand for this side,” Perry said from his Duxbury home.

The Bay State rockers have done a few fund-raisers for the Kennedy family over the years, but Perry’s endorsement of McCain marks a first for the platinum-selling guitarist/songwriter. A lifelong Republican, he said he was inspired to come forward because of ringing McCain endorsements from Rudy Giuliani and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I’ve been a hardcore Republican my whole life,” he told the Herald.

The McCain campaign is well pleased:

Of the rocker’s endorsement, McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds said: “Joe Perry is an icon of rock-and-roll and a great American. John McCain absolutely appreciates his support.”

This is the first time I’ve thought of the word “Aerosmith” since I accidentally watched part of Armageddon about a year ago.

There’s good news on the Joe the Musician front, too: Joe the Plumber is not pursuing the country-music record deal that was offered to him:

“Joe the Plumber” seems to be creating a bona fide brand for himself.

But as to rumors that he’s being pursued for a country music record deal, Joe Wurzelbacher says he doesn’t know if the American people are quite ready for his crooning.

“I love country music, and I mean it’s pretty much what I listen to from sun-up to sundown,” he told FOX News on Thursday. “But as far as me being a country music star, I don’t know. I don’t think people are that deaf-tone out there.”

Time will tell.

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Yeah, but Barack Obama has Joe the Plummer Drummer on his team.

Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse, Black Heart Procession, Magic Magicians) is way smarter than Joe Perry. And, a million times cooler.

Posted by kerri harrop | October 30, 2008 11:25 AM

g.o.p. = revolution x

Posted by cosby | October 30, 2008 12:22 PM

I always knew there was something wrong with Aerosmith. They sounded so much better when they were on drugs in the 70's. A (former)junkie/hardcore Republican. I bet he was fun at parties!

Posted by Tiffany | October 30, 2008 12:45 PM

I always have a hard time explaining why I don't like Aerosmith (even the old stuff). Nice to have some extra ammunition.

Posted by Strath Shepard | October 30, 2008 3:41 PM

Well, between this and Ted Nugent, I'd say McCain has the "third-rate Jimmy Page wannabes who haven't played anything remotely noteworthy in thirty-five years and yet are still inexplicably out there flogging it " vote all sewn up.

Michael Schenker could out-play either one of their sorry asses on their best day anyhow.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 30, 2008 6:00 PM

"third-rate Jimmy Page wannabes who haven't played anything remotely noteworthy in thirty-five years and yet are still inexplicably out there flogging it "

you could say the same thing about Jimmy.

Posted by nobody | October 31, 2008 10:33 AM

@6: Yeah, but I give Jimmy Page a free pass for being so awesome. I just pretend that the whole David Coverdale collaboration never happened.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 31, 2008 1:40 PM

What about toys in the lame as joe perrys politics are, that album is sacred

Posted by lewgap | November 3, 2008 10:30 AM

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