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
0061767891
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 TYL 2011
Characteristics: 390 p., [32] p. of plates

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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.

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carolannbagan
Jul 31, 2012

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

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marijancad
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.

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Lynn62
Nov 02, 2011

Couldn't even bother to finish it.

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Jennmro
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.

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gentle_ion
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 pass....you'll want that time back in the end.

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droscoe48
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.

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Mobama68
Jun 16, 2011

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

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PatEe
Jun 11, 2011

Here is a sixty year old man with the mentality of a 17 year old. Thus is Rock 'n Roll.
The first half of this book is an interesting read. He is clever, has style and genius, However it gets very tedious like a stuck record; (same old song and dance) an adolescent mind, hanging out with other juvenile minded people, doing the same thing over and over and over...the same thoughts, the same attitudes, the same problems...He whines on and on.
He is sixty years old, a man who has done a lot of living with none of the wisdom that you would expect to go with it.
Thus is Rock 'n Roll.
Yes, the noise in your head does bother me.

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