Aerosmith rocker Joe Perry has joined the long list of music stars offering up festive treats for fans by releasing a four-song Christmas Ep.

Joe Perry's Merry Christmas is the guitarist's first-ever collection of holiday songs and features his renditions of White Christmas, Silent Night and Santa Claus Is Back In Town.

The fourth track, Run Run Rudolph, features Johnny Depp on rhythm guitar.

The Ep is available to download via iTunes, and Perry admits he's thrilled to be part of the 2014 Christmas celebrations.

He tells Wenn, "I have wanted to do a Christmas Cd with Aerosmith for years, but it seems we never have the time to record one... We were in L.A. with access to a studio with some really talented friends and it all fell together. I was finally able to record some Christmas classics for the fans."

He adds, "The two instrumentals (Silent Night and White Christmas) are among the 10 most popular Christmas songs. Almost everyone knows the lyrics to them, so we treated them as songs that people could sing along to, while staying close to the classic versions everyone knows.

"The two vocal songs, Santa Claus is Back in Town and Run Run Rudolph, are rockers made famous by Elvis and Chuck Berry. They are probably less well known, so you would have to hear the lyrics to know they are Christmas songs. They are two of my favourite holiday songs."