Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir
"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."
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"[Tyler's] forays into music theory are absorbing snapshots of what goes into making great songs. When Tyler is able to articulate what went into Aerosmith's music, the book becomes fascinating."--Washington Post
"Tyler's turbulently high-spirited cheer holds it all together."--New York Times Book Review
"Steven Tyler is an unalloyed genius."--New York Times
"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
"The Aerosmith frontman and American Idol judge delivers a no-holds-barred, ripsnorting (and rail-snorting) memoir that's a crazy excursion into his entertaining mind."--Entertainment Weekly
"One of the book's charms is Tyler's lack of guilt or regret for anything in his life...Music fans will enjoy Tyler's remembrances of the New York scene, dating from clubs like The Scene and Max's Kansas City."--New York Daily News
"Explicit and filled with expletives, the memoir--titled Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?--reads like an even wilder and louder version of Richards' best-selling Life."--The Oregonian (Portland)
"Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll...gets a booster shot of head-spinning authenticity in Steven Tyler's brash memoir Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?...a frank, full, and colorful accounting of the band's tumultuous history."--USA Today
"Tyler's memory for detail makes for good reading."--Detroit News
"Strewn thought the book ...are dozens of patented "Tylerisms" that can only come from his well-endowed motor-mouth."--Houston Chronicle
"At turns completely hilarious, surprisingly (perhaps, to some) coherent, poignant and sordid -- a heart-rending read. Once you've started it, putting it down is not an option. It would be easier to ignore Tyler from the front row of an Aerosmith concert."--Buffalo News
"[A] colorful all-access pass to the rocker's storied past...replete with hilarious Tylerisms, tales of debauchery and detox and Aerosmith's fabled climb to superstardom...as well as warmer memories of relationships with his children, wives and friends...particularly Tyler's toxic tangles with guitarist Joe Perry."--USA Today
"[Tyler] offers a colorful glimpse into his head as well as his life.... It's got everything you want from a guilty pleasure: obscenity, revelation, bad behavior and humor. And, oh yeah, a beat you can dance to."--NPR's All Things Considered
"[Tyler] delivers the goods...[his] surprisingly insightful and entertaining voice brings the familiar contours of this story alive.... What on the surface seems clichéd...manages somehow to rise above that and be a fun ride [and] separates a Rock Star from a merely ordinary pop star."--The Hollywood Reporter
"Roll 'em: Tyler's memoir is a wild ride. Explicit and filled with expletives, it reads like an even wilder and louder version of Richards' best-selling "Life." Tyler, 63, settles back and tells story after story about life in the "most decadent, lecherous, sexiest, nastiest band in the land.""--Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers