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Aerosmith's Tyler and Perry honoured for songwriting

Published on Apr 17, 2013 6:04 AM
 
Steven Tyler (left) and Joe Perry of the group Aerosmith pose with the ASCAP Founders Award during a photo opportunity in Los Angeles on April 8, 2013. After winning multiple Grammys and other accolades, Tyler and Perry will be honoured on Wednesday with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers founders award for songwriting. Due to their touring schedule, Tyler and Perry will be unable to receive the award at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Hollywood April 17, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - After 40 years with one of the biggest rock bands in the United States, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry are finally being honoured for their songwriting.

The duo, dubbed the Toxic Twins in their drug-fueled early years, co-wrote many of the bands' biggest hits like Walk This Way and Back in the Saddle, which catapulted Aerosmith to fame in the mid-1970s.

After winning multiple Grammys and other accolades, Tyler and Perry will be honoured on Wednesday with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers founders award for songwriting. They will be also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 13.

Tyler and Perry will miss the ASCAP ceremony because they will be on the Australian leg of the band's Global Warming world tour in support of their first album of new material since 2001.

 
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