Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith

Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith

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by Aerosmith, Stephen Davis
     
 

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Walk This Way is like nothing you've ever experienced before. Walk This Way is the real thing - an almost day-by-day account of the high and low life of a true rock 'n' roll monster, in the words of the guys who made it happen: Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer. Here is 25 years of living the rock 'n' roll dream, told with no holds…  See more details below

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Walk This Way is like nothing you've ever experienced before. Walk This Way is the real thing - an almost day-by-day account of the high and low life of a true rock 'n' roll monster, in the words of the guys who made it happen: Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer. Here is 25 years of living the rock 'n' roll dream, told with no holds barred or punches pulled - the life, the music, the legends, the truth, the hell; the lost weeks and the women. And, of course, the drugs. By far and away the most candid rock 'n' roll autobiography ever written, Walk This Way is the complete story of five incomparable and uncompromising musical artists who pulled themselves up from nowhere to become rock icons; who crashed and burned spectacularly; and who rose up gloriously from the ashes to reclaim their rightful title as World Champion Rockers. But much more than a chronicle of brain-numbing excess, it is a breathtaking study in genius - an exhilarating look deep inside the music: what spawned and inspired, birthed and molded the sound that still blows a nation away with the force of a hurricane. This is Aerosmith unbound, where they came from what they are now, and what they always will be, first and foremost: a truly great American band.

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ISBN-13:
9780380795314
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.08(d)

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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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Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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! ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I paid the original $30.00 when it first came out and it was worth it. Great book
E-Reads More than 1 year ago
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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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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book ever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!