Aerosmith's Tyler and Perry honoured for songwriting
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.