Like Father, Like Sons For AEROSMITH Guitarist JOE PERRY

Jed Gottlieb of reports that about 100 people turned out Sunday (March 11) at the Middle East in Cambridge, Massachusetts to see TAB — the new band featuring AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry's sons Tony, 20, and Adrian, 25, alongside drummer Ben Tileston, 20 — play a late night, 45-minute set of quality sludge metal bordering on both heavy blues and punk.

Unlike dad's relatively clean brand of dirty rock 'n' roll, bassist/vocalist Adrian and guitarist Tony indulge in messy music mired in dark DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH riffs and hip WHITE STRIPES and STOOGES changes.

Standing in the corner next to stacks of their debut EP, "XMass", Adrian explained the band's spontaneous beginnings.

"We've only been playing together since December," he said. "We got together for fun to write some rap songs, but after a while we had like 10 songs written. We recorded them in a week for this EP and plan to do another EP soon and then a full-length album."

Neither of the Perry boys said they were pushed by their dad to become musicians; they gravitated to it on their own. But it's clear they've inherited some of pop's talent. It's also clear the AEROSMITH axeman is proud of his sons — 10 minutes into the show Perry and wife, Billie, snuck in and watched from behind the sound board.



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