Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? (Enhanced Edition): A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? (Enhanced Edition): A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir

by Steven Tyler
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Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? (Enhanced Edition): A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir by Steven Tyler

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"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."

The son of a classical pianist straight out of the Bronx of old Archie comics, Steven Tyler was born to be a rock star. Weaned on Cole Porter, Nat King Cole, Mick—and his beloved Janis Joplin—Tyler began tearing up the streets and the stage as a teenager before finally meeting his "mutant twin" and legendary partner Joe Perry. In this addictively readable memoir, told in the playful, poetic voice that is uniquely his own, Tyler unabashedly recounts the meteoric rise, fall, and rise of Aerosmith over the last three decades and riffs on the music that gives it all meaning.

Tyler tells what it's like to be a living legend and the frontman of one of the world's most revered and infamous bands—the debauchery, the money, the notoriety, the fights, the motels and hotels, the elevators, limos, buses and jets, the rehab. He reveals the spiritual side that "gets lost behind the stereotype of the Sex Guy, the Drug Guy, the Demon of Screamin', the Terror of the Tropicana." And he talks about his epic romantic life and his relationship with his four children. As dazzling, bold, and out-on-the-edge as the man himself, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? is an all-access backstage pass into this extraordinary showman's life.

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ISBN-13: 9780062093752
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/03/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 585,221
File size: 201 MB
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About the Author

Born Steven Victor Tallarico on March 26, 1948, in Yonkers, New York, Steven Tyler is the iconic songwriter, composer, and voice of Aerosmith—America's greatest rock 'n' roll band—and is considered one of rock's most recognizable and dynamic frontmen. Rolling Stone magazine has cited him as one of the greatest singers of all time.

After coming together in Sunapee, New Hampshire, in the late sixties, five musicians made the decision to move to Boston, live together, and become the band we know today as Aerosmith: Tyler as frontman, guitarist Joe Perry, bassist Tom Hamilton, guitarist Ray Tabano, later replaced by Brad Whitford, and drummer Joey Kramer. The band has sold more than 100 million records across the globe and won numerous prestigious awards—multiple Grammys, American Music awards, Billboard awards, and MTV awards—and was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Aerosmith has infiltrated rock history with their memorable appearances in Wayne's World and The Simpsons, at the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXV in 2001, and in their own Aerosmith version of Guitar Hero. Their number one single, "Don't Want to Miss a Thing," was nominated for an Academy Award for best song for the movie Armageddon. In December 2010, Tyler performed for President Obama and the First Lady in a special tribute to Sir Paul McCartney at the Kennedy Center Honors. In January 2011, Tyler joined Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, and host Ryan Seacrest as a judge on the Fox TV phenomenon American Idol.

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gettin_picky More than 1 year ago
This was an entertaining read. I found myself laughing out loud at some points and at others having so much trouble tracking that I felt I had been taking all those drugs right along with him. I think it delivers what it promises but I think the drug use is evident in the telling. I was having trouble with my Nook so I had trouble going back to see if I was correct but it seemed in the dialog about writing songs he would talk about writing them say in 1980 or something and then later in the book say he wrote them in 1970 something. I also felt that he wrote this somewhat to defend himself against what ex wives and bandmates had written about him. It was very defensive and it detracted from the book. It felt at some points like a 12 years old child defending bad behaviour or trying at least to justify it although some points he tried to make were actually done quite well. I also felt that he was a bit critical of fans, having not been a rock star I don't know what it's like but when he started complaining about fans telling him how Aerosmiths music played a role in their life I felt that was just bad form. I'm sure that after a while that stuff gets old but hey you have to take the bad with the good and I would think fans telling you how great you are and how much they love your music would be one of the easier things to tolerate. I liked the book, I thought it worth the money and it did make me want to read the other books he referred to just to see what the others had said that got his tail in a twist. I thought some of narrative was strictly for shock value and not necessary but it didn't bother me enough not to recommend reading this if you liked Aerosmith or Steven Tyler. And I wish B&N would limit reviews to comment about actual content and not complaints about price.... either you buy it or you don't, if your too cheap to buy it now wait for the price to come down, like you would if you were waiting for the paperback.
Jesica Rantanen More than 1 year ago
Took a minute to get the feel of this book. However, I love his ' Steven-isms'. He's definately one of the rare ones in this world. I would love to spend a few hours picking his brain. There are too few like him! I feel like I understand him a little better. I'm so glad he exists in the universe with us!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Be it far from me to judge others but... For awhile I was getting a little bit tired about Steven Tyler "bragging" about his drug addiction. His love/hate relationship with the other band members started getting boring as well. At the end, Tyler suddenly seems to realize the benefits of a clean life. I am very grateful that my life didn't turn out like his. Give me a dull boring life with family and friends, with a wonderful wife of over 35 years, two wonderful and successful children along with beautiful grandchildren. I may not have a nice bank account balance like Tyler, but I do have a rich life. I also noticed a lot of blaming other people other than himself. Tyler's life seems pretty sad from what he tells the reader. Tyler also brags about his calling on demons. That's just pure insanity. If I were to compare this book to Eric Clapton's autobiography, I would prefer Clapton's. Clapton may have been a drug addict but at least he didn't brag about doing drugs. And in the end of his bio, he talks about humbling himself every morning and every night to God. Even though Tyler states that he says his prayers every day, I saw more of a sincerity in Clapton's bio. My rating of Tyler's book would be between two and two and a half stars.
NeeNeeAP More than 1 year ago
I never really followed Aerosmith and I only knew some of there songs and even then not knowing it was them. But after seeing Steven Tyler on American Idol and loving the character he is I had to buy the book. How accurate it is I don't know, it's his accuracy. But it is the most entertaining book I have read in a long time. I would love to meet him and the noise in his head in person. Stay clean.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love S.T. And Aerosmith but the book was choppy and sometimes a little hard to follow. Really, not so great.
TrinityLove More than 1 year ago
I listened to the audio book which was read by Jeremy Davidson and every word seemed as though it was spoken by Steven. Excellent choice. This book is brutally honest and at times the stories seem unbelievable, however, I trust that Steven has written this book honestly and to the best of his recollection. The book is raunchy and moves back and forth ADD style between the years, yet you cannot help but love the guy. I wanted to read this book after seeing him on American Idol because he struck me as being honest, caring and a great father (although later in life) and extremely proud of his children. After listening to the book, I believe that he is all of the above.
zfishermenz More than 1 year ago
The 1st 100 pages are very hard to follow. It is very scattered in it's time line of events. Like Steven Tyler himself you almost need to have a buzz on to get through it. If you push on from there it settles down and gets very ineresting telling what made Aerosmith a truly iconic Rock band. The last 100 pages leaves you wanting more detailed information which it unfortunately omits. If you love Aerosmith though it's worth the read. Seening how amazing a true musical genius was able to put together such grea hits while clearly huger than a kite.
martha johns More than 1 year ago
Its a bit choppy but its almost like hes talking to you. It has his personality in every sentence. Hes cockly and lewd and tender att times. Sort of what you knew of him through his music.
misschriss More than 1 year ago
BN doesn't set ebook prices. The publishers do.
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Aerosmith ( no offense ) were VERY addicted to women.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took me ages to finish this book, and has forever changed my perception of Tyler. Absolutely cringe worthy; no redeeming factors in this book what so ever!! Very disappointed with the writing in general (extremely hard to follow), Tyler’s lack of self reflection and the man himself. Has he learned nothing, seems so.
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A very depressing story, but an inspiration for making it through a horrible ordeal. A book of courage and strength, tremendous strength.
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I love steven and i never thought about him this way, he is a lot more rocker and sweet than i thought. He has a whole nother personality than i would imagin him to have,
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I havent read it yet but is he gay? Someone please tell me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a let down! Not sure where he was going with this but he barely kept my interest to the end of the book
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