UPDATE: Aerosmith breaking up? Maybe now Joe Perry will find some more time hunting and fishing. Here's Outdoor Life's one-on-one with Aerosmith's co-founder and lead guitarist.
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In a post from the San Franciscon Chronicle's SFGATE Daily Dish:
Animal activists at PETA are poking fun at Aerosmith star Joe Perry's manhood after the guitarist boasted about his love of hunting deer in a recent magazine interview.
The rocker told Outside Living (sic) magazine he loves nothing better than stalking his prey through the woods near his holiday home in New Hampshire, but his comments have angered animal lovers.
Perry, who also reveals he's an avid gun collector, said, "I don't shoot anything that I don't eat. Hunters are conservationists and their heads are in the right place. ... (Hunting) really gives you a great opportunity to keep in touch with reality."
PETA's senior vice-president Lisa Lange fires back, "People who take out their aggressions and frustrations on helpless animals are usually compensating for other shortcomings in their life.
"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."
Editors at Outdoor Life responded with a collective yawn. Though it would have been nice if they could have at least gotten the name of the magazine correct. Here's our interview with Joe in case you missed it...
As co-founder, principal co-songwriter and lead guitarist of Aerosmith, Joe Perry has driven his band to sales of more than 150 million albums and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Outdoor Life recently caught up with Perry to talk about his other passion—the outdoors.
OL: What was your first introduction to guns and hunting?
Joe Perry: I had a BB gun when I was 12, and then got a Crosman pellet gun a few years later. Every day after school, I’d walk our 4 or 5 acres with my dog and hunt till it got dark.
OL: Where was that?
JP: Well, my family owned some land near Hopedale, Mass. Where Foxboro Stadium is now.