Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? by Steven Tyler
A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir

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10 Critic Reviews

...it’s oddly touching that despite every­thing, through all the chaos, Tyler’s ego remains unkillable.
-NY Times

Synopsis

“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.”

 

About Steven Tyler

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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 memor-able 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 television phenomenon American Idol.
 
Published May 3, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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All: 10 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 2

NY Times

Good
on Jun 24 2011

...it’s oddly touching that despite every­thing, through all the chaos, Tyler’s ego remains unkillable.

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AV Club

Below average
on Jun 02 2011

He indulges in questionable comparisons...And he casually claims authorship of “Big Ten-Inch Record,” from 1975’s Toys In The Attic—a cover version of a Bull Moose Jackson record from 1948, the year Tyler was born.

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Entertainment Weekly

Good
on May 04 2011

...Tyler really does seem to have succeeded in mainlining the noisome contents of his noggin directly onto the page...

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City Book Review

Excellent
on Sep 21 2011

This book is a must read for would be rock stars, demi-gods, and musicians fascinated by an over-the-top lifestyle and talent.

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Independent.ie

Above average
on Jul 02 2011

Anyone reading this book...is bound to wonder how Tyler is still with us. How is it possible to consume so many drugs and remain not just alive, but lucid?

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Zimbio

Good
on Aug 08 2011

Tyler's description of his important and complicated relationship with his creative partner Joe Perry was fascinating.

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Salon

Excellent
on May 11 2011

Beneath Tyler’s sex-and-drugs-and-rock-’n'-roll tough talk and raging narcissism...there’s a surprising self-awareness, a capacity for empathy, an ability to connect.

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Toonari Post

Above average
on May 06 2011

The story narrates a lot of his life experiences; he provides an insight look on how his band Aerosmith, and the situations he had to overcome as a rock star.

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Hooded Utilitarian

Below average
on Jun 30 2011

He is not the most self-aware pencil in the sea, Steven Tyler. I can hear your collective gasp of outrage and shock now. Steven Tyler...Well, yes. That’s my main takeaway.

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High Voltage

Good
on May 03 2011

...Does The Noise In My Head Bother You? reads like a conversation where you're doing most of the listening...And it's a conversation I'd partake in anytime.

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