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Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

"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 listenable 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.

©2011 Steven Tyler (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Jay La Mirada, CA, United States 06-09-11
    Jay La Mirada, CA, United States 06-09-11
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    "Now that's Rock and Roll!!!"

    I have been an Aerosmith fan since the late 70's and know all their music. This book marks Rock n Roll history. These guys live the Rock n Roll fantasy to the limit and almost to the point of disaster. One of the best book yet. Steven opens up and spills it all out, holding nothing back. There guys are rock legends. I highly recommend this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 05-20-11
    Barbara 05-20-11
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    "Do not waste your money or time"

    I truly disliked this book and I am a Steven Tyler fan. It was disjointed and jumped all over the place. It was difficult to see what he is really like behind all the bravado. Obviously, he is still the oldest living teenager in his mind kind of like Tommy Lee. That and the constant rhyming he does in the book seems childish. I couldn't finish it to the end.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    K. Jacobson Minneapolis, MN 10-20-11
    K. Jacobson Minneapolis, MN 10-20-11 Member Since 2015

    Should read more

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    "Steven has a unique way with way with words!"
    What made the experience of listening to Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? the most enjoyable?

    Getting to know Stephen as a person rather than just a lead singer. He has true emotion and feelings. His musical talent goes so much deeper than singing vocals for Aerosmith.
    I had no idea he had been in and out of treatment so many times and so recenlty even.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way different music effected him and brought back memories.


    What about Jeremy Davidson’s performance did you like?

    I actually wish it would have been Steven Tylor doing the performance.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Hi! My name is Stephen and I am an . He's done it all!


    Any additional comments?

    I wish since this was an audio book, that everytime they referenced another song, a songwriter, a singer or anything like that that they could have played a bit of it. That would have made this audio book over the top!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 06-09-11
    Karen 06-09-11
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    "Egotistical, yet Loving"

    Growing up in the 70's, I listened to Aerosmith's music, but never even knew the leader singer's name. It's only since Idol that I became curious about Steven Tyler. As a long standing member of a 12 step program, I have heard all the excuses for drug abuse, and this book is full of them. I enjoyed hearing about his climb to the top, but was sad that he hurt so many people along the way. It could have been a couple of hours shorter and the narrator's voice was grating, but overall I enjoyed it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Keith Voorhees, NJ, United States 05-15-11
    Keith Voorhees, NJ, United States 05-15-11
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    "Out of Control Ego"

    I know celebs can get a bit "heady", but Steven went over the edge. Most of his tales I found very hard to believe and insincere. Somebody needs to explain the correct definition of "Lead Singer Disease" (LSD), he totally misses the point.

    Aerosmith as a whole ROCKS.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Eric J. Michaels 04-19-17
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    "High School"

    Well, what can you expect from Steven Tyler, the drug addicted superstar who never had to grow up? This book.

    Much of it reads like listening to one of your high school burnout friends bragging about his sex and drug exploits seeking to impress you with how cool he is. Yet Tyler's story is so much bigger than your high school friend's. So I kept listening. Plus I love Aerosmith.

    He philosophizes throughout but towards the end he gets a bit deeper and more practical for non-superstars like myself.

    Though his non-linear approach to storytelling and frequent wanderings into rabbit trails make it a little difficult to follow, overall it was worth the ride.

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    knh Macungie, PA USA 02-26-17
    knh Macungie, PA USA 02-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Haha?"

    Think I expected Steve Tyler s voice. Was disappointed. Kind of boring and anticlimactic, for me. Might try again when I am not so horny... my husband loved it. I think we see him as 2 different men. Just saying!

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    Kim 02-17-17
    Kim 02-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Must Read for Aerosmith fans."

    Wow. What a glimpse behind the curtain of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Steven is honest and doesn't hold back. Whatever you imagined a rock stars life was like, take that an multiply by 1000 and you've got Aerosmith. Must read for Aero-fans!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberley 02-15-17
    Kimberley 02-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Whoa"
    Would you listen to Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? again? Why?

    Yes amazing story from such a colorful person


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Does the Noise in My Head Bother You??

    How Aerosmith got started


    What about Jeremy Davidson’s performance did you like?

    That he kind of reminded me of Tyler


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    How are you alive


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    Carlos Cuevas 11-03-16
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    "the noise didn't bother"

    a great way to understand the life of a living legend, flawlessly told and worth to listen to from start to finish.

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