Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

A Rock'n'roll Memoir

Book - 2011
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"Steven Tyler is one of the giants of American music, who's been influential for a whole generation of Rock 'n' Roll fans around the world. Long May He Rock!"

--Sir Paul McCartney

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? is the rock memoir to end all rock memoirs -- the straight-up, no-holds-barred story of Grammy Award-winning, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and all around superstar legend Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith (and celebrity judge on American Idol).

The rock and roll epic that is Tyler's life begins with Tyler's youth in the Bronx, tracing his early music career and influences, his legendary partnership with Joe Perry, the meteoric rise, fall, and rise of Aerosmith over the last three decades, their music, Tyler's battles with substance abuse, his epic romantic life, his relationship with his four children (including actress Liv Tyler), life on the road and in the spotlight, the economics of the rock star business --and all the sex, drugs, and rock and roll that anyone could ask for.

In Tyler's own words: "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. And this is not just my take, this is the unbridled truth, the in-your-face, up-close and prodigious tale of Steven Tyler straight from the horse's lips."

Publisher: New York : Ecco Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780061767890
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 TYL 2011
Characteristics: 390 p., [32] p. of plates


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LiztheLibrarian Jan 30, 2018

Aerosmith being one of my favorite bands, I was really excited about this biography. I loved the meat of the book, but be prepared it can be a bit challenging to follow in parts.

ScottNadia Dec 23, 2013

This book was more about his career and music than about himself. I couldn't finish reading it.

willy56 Oct 19, 2013

I feel for the poor Dalton guy who had to transpose the drug addled, ego driven, AD/HD rambling of Steven Tyler into some semblance of a book. I hope he made a lot of money as he earned it.
Tyler can't seem to keep a thought straight and it comes out in this book.
If you are a huge fan and want to know what it would be like to talk to him, read this. You won't want to do that anymore.

Jul 31, 2012

not for the weak minded or those who don't like weird people.

Dec 13, 2011

Yes, well, on a positive note, one can get through it quite quickly. What an ego! Wow. But, I guess, that is what rock and roll is about, now, isn't it?
Keith Richards' bio. was more coherent - go figure.

Nov 02, 2011

Couldn't even bother to finish it.

Aug 26, 2011

So very, very bad. Poorly written, difficult to understand, lots of rambling, and boring stories told again and again. I pretty much felt like crying towards the end I was so bored. I kind of feel like crying now just thinking about it.

Aug 06, 2011

Just too annoying for words! While I did not expect much....I thought, maybe, just maybe, he might have a flare for words. I was wrong. He is a puffed-up, self-important sexogenarian. Give it a'll want that time back in the end.

Jul 13, 2011

I don't know if I can finish it. The same old story over and over. Even his style gets tiersome after a few chapters. I skimed to the end to get the highlights. I think I'm done.

Jun 16, 2011

Trashy. Lots of sex and drug stories. Will likely change the station next time Aerosmith comes on.

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