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Aerosmith’s Guitarist Reveals His Shortcomings to Hunting Magazine

Written by PETA | September 2, 2009
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Joe Perry

Aerosmith’s oldie album, Toys in the Attic, includes a naughty number, “Big Ten Inch Record,” which fans suspect wasn’t really about a record. For decades, many listeners have wondered if a certain band, er, member was the inspiration for the song.

Well, after a recent interview with the pro-hunting rag-azine, Outside Living, I think we can all agree that the song is not about Aerosmith’s Joe Perry.

In the interview, Perry said, “(Hunting) really gives you a great opportunity to keep in touch with reality,” to which PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange shot right back, “People who take out their aggressions and frustrations on helpless animals are usually compensating for other shortcomings in their life.” She added, “We don’t know how Joe measures up, but it’s interesting that he seems to feel so satisfied when he’s handling long phallic-looking weapons.”

Now that I know Joe Perry likes to harass and shoot helpless animals for “fun,” I’ll forever hum out loud another oldie whenever I see his mug. It goes, “Ding-a-ling …

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • alexs822 says:

    im a hunter and love the sport …. all the money ppl spend on hunting permits goes to helping the environment… and plus in the more crowded areas of this country hunting is a needed sport because there is something called chronic wasting disease witch basically means if there r too many deer in a crowed area the food source will run low and dissipate then the deer will start to die and as a food source the others will eat the dead and get the Disease witch will kill the herd so hunting is needed to lower the population so the disease will not show up or spread

  • Kurt K says:

    Nick Kevin The things you’ve read on this post are about par for the course when it comes to PETA members. They claim nonvegans including hunters are somehow less enlightened and narrow minded. Yet they see everything in black and white. Its truly hard to argue with people that can draw a conclusion on a person off sigle simple aspect of their life. That is whether they eat meat or not.

  • Kevin says:

    The only thing I find ugly here is the judgemental and disparaging remarks made about this man.

  • Nick says:

    So i read this article and felt the need to comment. Stray said we don’t need to hunt to sruvive. That is true we could eat veggies fruits grains and soy protein. However hunting is employed to keep wildlife numbers in check. I live in MA and deer are common here. If hunting wasn’t allowed their numbers would swell and they’d eat so much food that eventually there wouldn’t be enough and many would starve to death. Also i have a friend in Michigan who hunts a lot but he gives the meat to poor people who can’t afford their own food. Lastly I know Joe Perry and I believe this personal assault to be a low blow. Very mature to be making penis jokes.

  • Edward says:

    Joe Perry has every right to hunt for his own food. Even if his penis is small

  • vegancoin says:

    what tom said. he is engaging in cruel sport hunting malicious and psychotic behavior he is not hunting for food.

  • Tom says:

    hunters aren’t red necks nor are they hostile or dysfunctional. They are engaging in a legal activity that y’all happen to disagree with. I see more hostility in these posts than I have seen in hunters

  • Sally says:

    Here in Alabama we have some redneck deer hunters flaunting their “manhood” by displaying outlines of deer and bowhunting scenes on the window of their trucks. That’s not all they’re flaunting. I couldn’t understand why these “mighty men” would want others to speculate about their size. Then I realized that it is because their brain is just as small as their ……

  • Pamela Ernest says:

    Joe Perry is ugly…inside and out.

  • Pepsi One is Fun says:

    Brien Wait a minute instead of making penis jokes why dosen’t PETA team up with Brian May then? Sorry but if you got Brian May to help it a promo it would be more effective than making fun of Aermsmith’s guitarist’s penis. I’m sorry but penis jokes are for 4 year olds. But Brian May is god.

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  • with "g" says:

    The song you referring to did not originate with Aerosmith…it can be found on a 3 disk compilation which I have of very old risque blues songs called “He Pulled Out His Big Ten Inch”. The song itself is called “Big Ten Inch” and is sung by Bull Moose Jackson. I kid you not from the 1930’s… Forget Aerosmith and it’s blood soaked member no pun meant intended and remember that the original artist used an animal’s name for a stage name. Hunting itself is almost too horrible for me to comment on never mind contemplate!!!

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Sally no offense taken but with the exception of 1 uncle most of the men in the family were alcholics or control freaks or both we were glad to get rid of them. I’m just sorry the animals had to suffer.

  • sally says:

    Meg no offense to you but what your uncle told you is typical of men who hunt. Only an insensitive selfcentered and egotistical man would leave his wife alone for weeks when it isn’t even necessarywith the children. Men who do not respect the feelings of animals usually put themselves first in a relationship.

  • Tom says:

    A clearly rich member of a long popular rock band “hunting for food” is okay..? Really..? Sorry hunting isn’t okay. Especially when you’ve got Aerosmith bank and a perfectly good grocery store wherever you live. For food or not these days it is still a sport. It doesn’t make it more acceptable to eat the helpless animal you killed for fun.

  • Tom says:

    Mourning dove season starts this weekend. I’m surprised y’all haven’t done something here

  • Stray says:

    Phil you should see a problem with hunting no matter what the “excuse” is. For food for sport either way it is an unnecessary evil in the world. Animals do not need to be shot and killed we can live off of fruits grains and vegetables and we do not need their coats to survive the elements. So there P

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    When I was growing up most of the men in our family were hunters. They would take off in the fall and be gone for weeks at a time. Years later my uncle told me the game for him was secondary the real reason they went was to get away from jobs wives and kids.

  • dana says:

    First of all I can’t believe there is a “Hunting Magazine” that alone is disturbing but anyway I’d like to know how hunting keeps him “in touch with reality?” The reality is he has a lot to learn.

  • carla says:

    uh phil.. whatever the reason… men who hunt have small dks just like I am sure he has!

  • Phil says:

    Well does he hunt for food or fun? If he is hunting simply to hunt thats pretty sick but if his eating what he hunts I don’t see a problem with it.

  • Gina says:

    That’s true. Hunters are miserable people who take out their frustation on helpless animals. Cowards!

  • Brien Comerford says:

    The greatest guitarists are animal lovers and vegetarians including Jeff Beck Steve Vai Brian May Eric Johnson Dave Davies and Boston’s Tom Scholz.

  • vegancoin says:

    words escape me right now but yeah that’s definitely deranged shameful behaviour.