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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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really good book

He mentions Sturgis being in North Dakota and Sturgis is in South Dakota. Good book

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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
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  • 02-26-17

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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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!

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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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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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Jeremy did an excellent job with onomatopoeia

Great story from the Legend Steven Tyler and read beautifully by Jeremy Davidson I will definitely check out other audio books narrated by him. I especially like how normal Steven Tyler is, even though he's a rock God Legend. I mean he is definitely out there but he has the same problems as anyone else and it really brings you down to earth listening to his story.

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boring, couldn't finish

Long and boring. I couldn't get into it or through it. Childish, and way too much time spent talking about drugs and stealing shit.

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Fun!

very fun listen. great guy for vocal. love Aerosmith! Always have. Always will. sweet emotion.

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  • 09-08-15

Good but would be better if...

It was interesting to hear Steven's life and memories; however, it would've been better if he read his story rather than Jeremy Davidson.