Under the Hood: Steven Tyler & Joe Perry speak Blues vs. Rock & Roll

I’m Elwood.  It has been said that if you like rock and roll, then you like the blues, you may just not know it yet.  I think there is some truth to that statement, and I know for a fact that Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith will back me up on this.

Well the Blues had a baby, and they called it Rock & Roll. It’s all about expression, you know? The best stuff is the most obvious of feelings. Love. And then of course it spreads out to other things, but I think that they go hand in hand. – Steven Tyler

It’s like an evolution of it, you know? And when it got electric and there’s a little more adrenaline pumped in there it got a little faster. But it’s still the same music and the same feeling. – Joe Perry