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What do you get Joe Perry for his birthday?  Slash had a good idea when Perry threw a big bash for his 50th birthday.

Perry told this awesome story when he appeared on Conan to promote his memoir Rock: My Life in and out of Aerosmith, and since today (September 10) is Perry’s birthday, what better time to share it.

As Perry tells it, it was the early 1980’s, and money was tight for him, so to make a good chunk of money fast, he sold he beloved 1959 Les Paul he used to record many of Aerosmith’s biggest hits from the 1970s.  When Perry started to become more financially solvent, he wanted to track down that Les Paul, and it turns out it was now owned by Slash.

We won’t spoil the end of the story.  Just watch the video below, and let the “awww” wash over you.

 

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Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.