Aerosmith's Joe Perry to Receive Les Paul Award at 2017 NAMM TEC Gala
publish date: 2016-10-27
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry is the next recipient of the prestigious Les Paul Award for creative excellence.
The veteran guitarist will be presented with the honor at the 32nd annual NAMM TEC Awards, which take Jan. 21 as part of the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif.
The award, which carries the name of the definitive guitar hero, audio pioneer and inventor Les Paul, who passed away in August 2009, is bequeathed to individuals that have “set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording technology”.
“Anytime my name is mentioned in the same sentence as Les Paul, it’s a huge honor,” says Perry in a statement. “Getting an award bearing his name is the icing on the cake."