WITH AN INTERVIEW RECORDING OF STEVEN TYLER. The no-holds-barred memoir from the legendary Aerosmith frontman has arrived. With tales of debauchery, sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, the Demon of Screamin' describes his highs and lows as lead singer of the biggest rock band in the world.
With his raw, sharp-edged vocals, musical versatility and unprecedented song writing skills, Tyler has, as lead singer of Aerosmith, sold millions of records and played sell-out concerts to as many as 450,000 people. Now, at last, he tells his own story, taking us on a wild rollercoaster ride through the bust-ups, binges, orgies, and good old American excess in the jaw-droppingly honest, in-your-face way that only Tyler can.
Following a fateful meeting with his 'mutant twin', Joe Perry, in the summer of 1970, Aerosmith was formed…and the rest, as they say, is rock history. They released their first album in 1973, and by 1976 Aerosmith had gone from being nobodies to massive to off the radar, making history as a multi-platinum, chart-topping band.
But with great success comes great excess. Nicknamed the Toxic Twins for their insatiable appetite for drugs, booze, and women, Tyler and Perry got caught up in the glamour of self-destruction - smashing each other up with guitars, having seizures, and passing out on stage. As raucous, intoxicating, and edgy as his music, this is the most outrageous rock 'n' roll autobiography of all time.
©2011 Steven Tyler (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"Steven Tyler is one of the greats of American music." (Sir Paul McCartney)
I was expecting quite a shocking autobiography, and Steven Tyler's book was all that and more. I found the whole story rather self indulgent, in some places hard to believe, and the relentless story of drugs and excess became quite tedious after a while. There were more tales of over indulgence than a truly interesting story of his life. The narrator was spot on.
"What a great life"
Yes, I am a huge fan and knew that the band lived a bit off the rails but it was an eye opener.
I just loved it from start to finish. It was in depth and honest. Now hopefully going to read Joe Perrys...see how he seen it happen.
passion in the story
I wanted to listen to this book all at once, it gripped me. I talked about it to friends, telling them what happened through mainly the periods when we started listening to the band, it was facinating what you don't see!
Great book...frankly surprised all the band survived til now !!!
Firstly the narrator was out of this world, and really bought Steven to life. As a major Aerohead I love this book and have listened to it 6 times to date. Highly recommended, would not hesitate to buy anything else narrated by this guy.
Very well read lots of good voices/expressions, the story was very interesting maybe a little disorganised,but overall a really good book with a great reader highly recommend!
"A bit disappointing"
The story itself was amusing and I enjoyed it. Steven Tyler has had a brilliantly interesting life. And it was written really well, I was just a bit disappointed that he didn't narrate more of the book. I would recommend this, to anyone who is s Aerosmith fan.
"It is what it is"
this appears to be an honest and heart felt account of ST's life so far. May he rock on for many more years.
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