Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir

Hardcover | August 24, 2012

bySteven Tyler

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"I've been mythicized, Mick-icized, eulogized and fooligized, I've been Cole-Portered and farmer's-daughtered, I've been Led Zepped and 12-stepped. I'm a rhyming fool and so cool that me, Fritz the Cat, and Mohair Sam are the baddest cats that am. I have so many outrageous stories, too many, and I'm gonna tell 'em all. All the unexpurgated, brain-jangling tales of debauchery, sex & drugs, transcendence & chemical dependence you will ever want to hear."

The son of a classical pianist straight out of the Bronx of old Archie comics, Steven Tyler was born to be a rock star. Weaned on Cole Porter, Nat King Cole, Mick—and his beloved Janis Joplin—Tyler began tearing up the streets and the stage as a teenager before finally meeting his "mutant twin" and legendary partner Joe Perry. In this addictively readable memoir, told in the playful, poetic voice that is uniquely his own, Tyler unabashedly recounts the meteoric rise, fall, and rise of Aerosmith over the last three decades and riffs on the music that gives it all meaning.

Tyler tells what it's like to be a living legend and the frontman of one of the world's most revered and infamous bands—the debauchery, the money, the notoriety, the fights, the motels and hotels, the elevators, limos, buses and jets, the rehab. He reveals the spiritual side that "gets lost behind the stereotype of the Sex Guy, the Drug Guy, the Demon of Screamin', the Terror of the Tropicana." And he talks about his epic romantic life and his relationship with his four children. As dazzling, bold, and out-on-the-edge as the man himself,Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?is an all-access backstage pass into this extraordinary showman's life.

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"I've been mythicized, Mick-icized, eulogized and fooligized, I've been Cole-Portered and farmer's-daughtered, I've been Led Zepped and 12-stepped. I'm a rhyming fool and so cool that me, Fritz the Cat, and Mohair Sam are the baddest cats that am. I have so many outrageous stories, too many, and I'm gonna tell 'em all. All the unexpurg...

Born Steven Victor Tallarico on March 26, 1948, in Yonkers, New York, Steven Tyler is the iconic songwriter, composer, and voice of Aerosmith—America's greatest rock 'n' roll band—and is considered one of rock's most recognizable and dynamic frontmen.Rolling Stonemagazine has cited him as one of the greatest singers of all time.After c...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.31 inPublished:August 24, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rocker Tells All! The most candid of the recent spate of rocker biographies to come out of late. Yes, Steven Tyler's life has been a romp of sex, rock' n roll and way too much sex. Best part of Aerosmith was their first six releases under Columbia Records since their peak has gracefully ebbed away. I wanted to know more about the origin and creativity of their songs and a bit less about Steven's drug infested life. Still, a great funny and insightful book.
Date published: 2012-01-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Save Your Time & Money The best part of the book is the cover. The pictures inside are so-so, He is mildly amusing and original but generally narcississtic, insecure, and vapid. About as deep as a fingernail. Very disappointing. Thought he was more than a voice after American Idol. I was wrong.
Date published: 2011-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shockingly funny...great I was never much of an Aerosmith fan and knew nothing of Steven Tyler. I laughed a lot when I read this book, he is funny and tells it like it is...everything you needed to know about Tyler and his band is right in your face...a very good read
Date published: 2011-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable. I'm a big fan and so glad I bought this, an invigorating read for sure!!!! The man is lucky to have lived to tell his story.........
Date published: 2011-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Steven written word for word as if the wonderful Steven is talking right to you. love his (bold) honesty. Its a wonder he is still going !!
Date published: 2011-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Out of this World Brilliant! If you can keep up to Steven's words and thoughts, you will be amazed at his mind. True Aries! Always many suns away from the norm!
Date published: 2011-05-30

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