Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith

Overview

With a new postscript celebrating forty years of Aerosmith

From the great American band—Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, and Joey Kramer—that lived by the motto "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing" comes the story of rock godhood: the life, the music, the truth, the hell, the lost years, and the raunchy sex. And, of course, the drugs.

Hang on, it's a hell of a ride!

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Overview

With a new postscript celebrating forty years of Aerosmith

From the great American band—Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, and Joey Kramer—that lived by the motto "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing" comes the story of rock godhood: the life, the music, the truth, the hell, the lost years, and the raunchy sex. And, of course, the drugs.

Hang on, it's a hell of a ride!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062188151
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/20/2012
  • Pages: 519
  • Sales rank: 248,564
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Aerosmith is Steven Tyler (lead vocals), Joe Perry (guitar) Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), and Joey Kramer (drums), one of the most popular American rock groups of all time.

Stephen Davis is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Walk This Way and Fleetwood. Other books include Jim Morrison, Bob Marley, and Old Gods Almost Dead: The 40-Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones. He lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Book One

1 Now What'd I Do?: The True Adventures of Steven Tallarico 17

2 Flash! or, Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton in "America's Hometown Band" 56

3 The Monkees on Drugs 87

4 Really Rockin' in Boston 151

5 The Blue Army 205

Book Two

6 The Wonder Years 249

7 Spilt Milk 315

8 Yo! Tyler! Hey!: Where's Joe Fuckin' Perry?? 356

9 The Battle for Aerosmith 405

10 The $30 Million Sex Machine 441

Epilogue: Cats and Cobras 502

Postscript 510

Authors' Notes 513

Selected Bibliography 515

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2000

    Rock This Way

    Walk This Way is a brutally honest autobiography of living life in the fast lane. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, and Brad Whitford all share a common bond - an undying love for traditional rock and roll. It is definitely a book to purchase. Hey, I've read it 5 times.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2000

    Rags to riches and drugs, to rags and no drugs and back to riches

    Outstanding book, down to earth, very touching and entertaining!! Aerosmith has become a role-model for the new millenium. They are Influencing and changing the world for the better, one song at a time, GOD BLESS THEM!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2000

    One of the greatest Gems!!!

    Whether or not you're an aerosmith fan, I recommend this to everyone! Although it's quite graphic, it's an incredible account of the band, throughout the good times and the bad!! Keep it rockin' guys! ;)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 1999

    Not just for Aerosmith fans

    A complete history of one of the most famous rock-and-roll bands of all time. An extremely interesting and almost unbelievable story of sex, drugs, and career/life rebuilding that will be a page-turner not only for Aerosmith fans but also for fans of dramatic non-fiction!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Wow, what a life!!!

    I paid the original $30.00 when it first came out and it was worth it. Great book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2011

    Yeah, it was good

    Not a real fan of Aerosmith, although I have a well-worn copy of Rocks from 1976 at hand. Still, their book was worth reading, to my surprise. I enjoyed the format, with the players all contributing in turns. There is no doubt that these guys have some appreciable talents and they worked crazy hard to make it; problem being that making it had some heavy costs. That they endure in spite of their strife is a testament to the strength of their roots. Oh, that we have not seen the last of such artists!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2009

    Love Aerosmith

    I originally got this book for my husband but had to read it before he did! I started the first couple of pages and then was hooked. A great book for any Aerosmith fan that wants to know their journey as a band.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2008

    COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!

    One of the best books I've ever read and will read again and again. It's like you are in the room with them during the interviews. They are a genuinely smart, funny and talented group of gentlemen. Yes, there were drugs but most of all there was hard work and determination getting them where they are today. Add it to your collection!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2006

    Great read!

    This history of Aerosmith shows the incredible fortitude that is required to reclaim your throne. Great to hear how it was from the beginning... in their own words and in the words of their friends, wives and lovers... all the drugs, sex, pain and loss. Steven is the consummate showman¿ always smarter than the next guy, always a ladies man. He is delicious, confusing and talented. In order to be a great singer, you must have charisma and attitude. It pours from Steven in buckets. No matter what you read or think about Aerosmith, good or bad, don¿t forget the amazing music this band has put out for decades. I was at their first Detroit show and have been in love with them ever since. Keep going, guys. I¿ll always be a fan! ¿ Carla. Author of The Incentive & Apothecary. Coming... Jaded. 'Where suspense meets rock star romance.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2004

    Incredible!!

    This book was incredible. I felt like I really knew them after I finished it. It's really well written, It's written from everyone's point of view, it switches between all the people who were there for the run. I learned so much from this book, If you love Aerosmith, you need to read this book, you'll understand the music so much better. I owe a lot to this book! I couldn't put it down, and I'm not even a big reader!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2004

    Great read

    Man for anyone who just wants a fun trip into the world of a hard rock band or just looking for a way to get away from your parents. Read this book! I've read 4 times! It never gets old!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2002

    Aerosmith is the Best!

    This is my favorite book ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2002

    Becoming an Aerosmith fan

    After the VH1 Behind The Music: Aerosmith, I am more tempted to buy this book every time I walk by it (even though it is worn from lazy people reading it in the store and not buying it!.) I'll order it, so that way when I first start to read it I can sit down with a new book. From all the reviews I have read, this will be the next rock and roll book to read. After all these years, Aerosmith does not stink!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2002

    The Best Book and Band Ever!!!

    This is an awesome book!! With each band member telling their side of the story, you'll be sure to love it. It's filled with fun information that any Aero fan will love! These five amazing guys really tell you what it's like to be a rock star and they prove it to you in this book.It rocks, like Aerosmith!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2001

    Classic

    I give this the best rating because this is my favorite book. A classic tale of rock, drugs, and a group of the worlds greatest band!!!!!!!! The insite this book give is awsome. There are so many details you would feel as though you were there with them. You will be shocked and intrigued by the facts and stories you will learn. Aeosmith in a great new light.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2001

    amazing, filled with sweet emotion!

    i've been caught up in their story when i first started reading it! it's so compelling that it's hard for me to put it down. it's an amazing story...an inside look at America's biggest rock band! this book is for anyone that is in love with aerosmith and wants to know the makings of the greatest band ever! read it only if you can handle the hard-hitting truth about these five talented men!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2001

    Aerosmith: ROCKS! & Sells-Out!

    Great book about one of the true classic American rock and roll bands. However, their GAP commercials, and sad display at the Super Bowl cost them some artistic merit. Singing with a 'boy' band and Britney Spears was hard to watch. Give me the band who brought us 'Get Your Wings' anyday. The current corporate shills are a sad bunch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2000

    'Walk this Way',,Read It, so You Don't Miss A Thing About Aerosmith!!!

    Aero-fan? You JUST GOTTA read this book! So detailed, the inside story told by the guys themselves, Davis is an excellent author too. (Davis also wrote 'Hammer of the Gods' re: Led Zep.) I was standing in line the first day 'Walk this Way' came out, and just read it again...to get me my Aero-fix till the next CD comes out!! 5 Stars outta 5 Stars!!! Beyond excellent! To Aerosmith: Still rockin' the fans like NO other band!!! Waiting anxiously for the next CD..HURRY!!!! 'Riley' in Ventura, CA

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