Buck Johnson, Aerosmith / Hollywood Vampires / Joe Perry Project

Buck Johnson keyboard player Aerosmith

Buck Johnson has been playing and singing since a very young age, and this experience shows in this interview as Buck takes us through his amazing career to date. We cover everything from Aerosmith’s farewell tour, to Buck’s production career, working with a range of true greats and his solo work. Lots to enjoy in this one.

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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):  

Aerosmith tour on hiatus

Buck’s childhood immersion in music and performance

Developing an interest in the piano

Timeless advice from Mrs Gillespie

Moving to LA and the music business as an adult

Buck with Tal Bachman – She’s So High

Working with John Waite

Buck with Brother Cane

A sudden trip to Istanbul: getting the call to join Aerosmith

Buck and Steven Tyler in action – Cryin’

The amazing Bruce Hendrix

Buck and Aerosmith – Lord of the Thighs

Buck with The Joe Perry Project – Lick and a Promise

Buck with The Joe Perry Project – Reefer Headed Woman

Buck with Hollywood Vampires – The Boogie Man Surprise

Buck’s keyboard rig for Aerosmith vs Hollywood Vampires and Joe Perry

Developing a love for the Hammond B3

The amazing Bill Mason

Working with the Doobie Brothers, Matthew Sweet, Shawn Mullins, The Thorns, John Waite

The Thorns Live at Rockpalast 2003

Buck with Whisky Falls – Last Train Running

Buck as co-writer has a song picked up by Carlos Santana – Just Feel Better

Buck’s solo album – Enjoying the Ride

The brilliant Charlie Midnight

Buck’s upcoming album (and his Instagram for updates)

Desert Island Discs: Thank You for the Valley – Johnson Brothers Quartet, Tumbleweed Connection  – Elton John, Help! – The Beatles, Physical Graffiti – Led Zeppelin, Toys in the Attic – Aerosmith, Who’s Next – The Who

Cover photo: Kat Benzova via Buck’s Instagram

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