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Aerosmith's Joe Perry endorses John McCain

John McCain and Sarah Palin have angered plenty of musicians by appropriating their songs during the build up to the presidential election on November 4th. But where, we wonder, are all the McCain supporters in the music world? Until now Republican musicians have either been keeping very quiet about their allegiances or are just in their garages getting ready to jam with Joe the Plumber. But now Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has come out of the political closet, telling the Boston Herald: “I’ve been a hardcore Republican my whole life.”

“We pretty much stay out of it,” Perry said. “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.’” What prompted Perry to suddenly break ranks and throw his weight behind McCain after remaining silent for so long? He sites the glowing endorsements of political behemoth Arnold Schwarzenegger and failed Republican nominee Rudy Giuliani as his personal inspiration.

Perry, who is no spring chicken himself, has no qualms about McCain’s advancing years, saying: “My mother’s in her 80s and she does aerobics. My manager’s 70 and he’s right there. That doesn’t bother me.” But does the guitarist believe McCain still has a chance of winning? “I’m an optimist. It ain’t over till its over,” he said. “I think that he’s got a chance.” Meanwhile, McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds has responded in kind to Perry’s endorsement, saying: “Joe Perry is an icon of rock-and-roll and a great American. John McCain absolutely appreciates his support.” [Gigwise]
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Joe Perry's probably done enough coke to kill a hippopotamus juiced-up on gamma rays. That being said, I'm disappointed in him. No wonder Aerosmith blows.

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Maybe McCain and Palin can use "Love in an Elevator" during their final week of campaigning.

Gabi Porter

@ Gabi — Why? Because they are going down? Hehe.


I hope!

Gabi Porter

Aerosmith rocks. Go McCain!


McCain/Palin '08 baby!


Thank you Joe Perry you did us proud!!


What! A musician supports McCain?? Rubbish! Only those who think like we do are cool and know what they're talking about...

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Wow, Joe...with your worldly experience I expected you to be a bit more forward thinking than God-fearing creationists. Shame, indeed.


Wow joe. After reading your comments about guitar hero and how the business was changing and how this would get your music out there, I really thought you were a lot smarter than most would believe. I am the biggest aero fan in the world yet I am disapointed you would let Sara Palin become one death away from the presidency. Come on Joe; what are you thinking? Mcain might do okay, although I think he has a mean streak and no new ideas, but Palin? What the h@## are you thinking? Now I know why you guys have been writing too many slow songs. Your not thinking.

the reason a dog

Mr. Bounds, John McCains sad attempt to be associated with d-list celebrities,...Perry says "I been a hardcare Republican my whole life"...and you tell us now?

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Maybe he is thinking dog

the thinking dog

Way to go Joe!! Just think every Celeb that does not step up and support candidates are probably for McCain. Republicans tend to be conservative. We tend to not be abrasive and belligerent. We reserve our comments for when they are requested. There will be a lot of surprised and disappointed people come Election Day

The Patriot Dog

Finally, a classic rocker that has a brain.....Thank You Joe!!!!
Playing Aerosmith with a smile and lovin' Joe Perry.

McCain '08

Gwen S.

It's funny to see Joe get criticism on this from the Obama supporters. It's great when people like Springsteen, Jackson Browne etc. come out in support of their candidate but it's "lame" if someone supports McCain. At the end of the day it doesn't really mean a thing anyway. These guys are free to support whomever they choose. If you base your vote on what Bruce says or anyone else you are a fool.

Give Joe some credit, probably 90% of his peers are Obama supporters but he had the balls to stand up and say what he thought. That's pretty cool.


I couldn't have said it better myself Paul!!


Joe Perry has become my new HERO


I knew I loved Joe for a reason!


I thought Liberals where compassionate/loving people. All I ever see from these people is hatred. Your all a bunch of a#@holes! Joe Perry rules! Billy Powell R.I.P.


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