Perry feels 'lucky' Aerosmith's going strong

Rock band Aerosmith's member Joe Perry believes there is something unique about being in a band for a long time and he feels lucky they have remained together for almost 50 years.

The American rock band, which comprises Perry, Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer, has been together for 50 years. They say it has been a "lot of work" to stay together and think they are "really lucky" to have been able to continue making music regardless of the ups and downs, reports

"50 years that's a long time, man. I mean, it's been a lot of work keeping it together and it's easy to see how bands don't last; it's just life. Part of it you can control – if everybody has the same goals, you work towards it through the rough spots and all that."

"And then there's the stuff that happens that you don't have control over and we've just been really lucky," said Perry, the lead guitarist.

"There are just so many things that can go wrong to tear a band apart. We've seen it all. The band's had its periods where it hasn't been that great, but there's something about that dream that we always had when we first got together and we're still all here, we're taking it day-by-day. There's something about a band that's been together for a long time, you just can't bottle it. There's no way you can replace what all this experience gives you," Perry added.
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