Emily Sweeney of the Boston Globe has issued the following report:When Joe Perry, lead guitarist for the legendary rock band AEROSMITH, recently bought a farm in Vermont, many in Duxbury wondered if the longtime local resident was leaving town for good. The answer is no, at least for now. The Perry home is not for sale. ''It may end up that we are keeping the house," Joe Perry said. ''We spend so much time on the road. . . . If you count days where you spend the time, a lot were not in this state. We've made Duxbury our home base, and now we're spending time in Vermont."
On a recent morning, Perry and his wife, Billie, were at their Duxbury home with their 13-year-old son, Roman. They had finished moving some of their belongings 175 miles north to their new digs. It has been a difficult process, Billie said, because they are not ready to say goodbye to Duxbury. ''We have so many memories here," she said. ''It's the longest we've lived in one place. We've raised our children here. It's near and dear to our hearts. That's why we're hesitant to move to Vermont." The Perrys moved to the South Shore town in 1988. Their 8-acre gated compound includes a main house, a guest house, barn, garages, and ponds. One of their sons may move into the guest house. ''Over the next six months we'll be here and I'll have the studio downstairs," said Perry, who will release a self-titled solo album May 3 that was recorded in the basement studio, known as the Boneyard. As a band, AEROSMITH is taking a break until the fall, and ''looking forward to a great tour, and a couple new albums," he said. Perry frequents Farfar's Danish Ice Cream Shop on St. George Street, which features a flavor called Aerochip. But he and Billie have made their presence known in other ways, too. Read more at Boston Globe.