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

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Harper Collins, May 3, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages

“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 life 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). This is it—“the unbridled truth, the in-your-face, up-close and prodigious tale of Steven Tyler straight from the horse’s lips”—as Tyler tells all, from the early years through the glory days, “All the unexpurgated, brain-jangling tales of debauchery, sex & drugs. and transcendence you will ever want to hear.”

 

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User Review  - Roger - Goodreads

I am curious what the motivation is here. For all the piss and vinegar, the meandering details and the Tyler's clever-turn-of-phrase aphorisms, it isn't overly introspective. While there's definitely ... Read full review

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User Review  - zztopper - Overstock.com

bought as gift for one of his biggest fans. very enjoyable and I nformative Read full review

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Contents

Dedication
Zits and Tits
The Pipe That Was Never Played
Confessions of a RhymeaHolic
Noise in the Attic Snow Days
The Hood the Bad the Ugly Hammered with Hemingway
Getting Lost on Your Way to the Middle
Trouble in Paradise Losing Your Grip on the Life Fantastic
The Bitch Goddess of Billboard
Holy Smoke Quest for the Grand Pashmina and the Big Chill of Twenty Summers
To Zanzibar and Back
Falling in Love Is Hard on the Knees
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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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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