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

Steven Tyler
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“[Tyler] offers a colorful glimpse into his head as well as his life.... It’s got everything you want from a guilty pleasure: obscenity, revelation, bad behavior and humor. And, oh yeah, a beat you can dance to.” (NPR's All Things Considered)

“[A] colorful all-access pass to the rocker’s storied past…replete with hilarious Tylerisms, tales of debauchery and detox and Aerosmith’s fabled climb to superstardom...as well as warmer memories of relationships with his children, wives and friends...particularly Tyler’s toxic tangles with guitarist Joe Perry.” (USA Today)

“Steven Tyler has a way with words…Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? Is 376 pages of pure, unfiltered Tyler…Noise is compelling stuff…Tyler’s at times gripping, often hilarious voice keeps things moving….” (Rolling Stone)

“Tyler’s turbulently high-spirited cheer holds it all together.” (New York Times Book Review)

“Revealing…fascinating.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“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)

“Steven Tyler is an unalloyed genius.” (New York Times)

“[Tyler’s] forays into music theory are absorbing snapshots of what goes into making great songs. When Tyler is able to articulate what went into Aerosmith’s music, the book becomes fascinating.” (Washington Post)

“[Tyler] delivers the goods…[his] surprisingly insightful and entertaining voice brings the familiar contours of this story alive.... What on the surface seems clichéd...manages somehow to rise above that and be a fun ride [and] separates a Rock Star from a merely ordinary pop star.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

“Roll ‘em: Tyler’s memoir is a wild ride. Explicit and filled with expletives, it reads like an even wilder and louder version of Richards’ best-selling “Life.” Tyler, 63, settles back and tells story after story about life in the “most decadent, lecherous, sexiest, nastiest band in the land.”” (Associated Press)

“Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll…gets a booster shot of head-spinning authenticity in Steven Tyler’s brash memoir Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?...a frank, full, and colorful accounting of the band’s tumultuous history.” (USA Today)

“The Aerosmith frontman and American Idol judge delivers a no-holds-barred, ripsnorting (and rail-snorting) memoir that’s a crazy excursion into his entertaining mind.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“One of the book’s charms is Tyler’s lack of guilt or regret for anything in his life…Music fans will enjoy Tyler’s remembrances of the New York scene, dating from clubs like The Scene and Max’s Kansas City.” (New York Daily News)

“Strewn thought the book …are dozens of patented “Tylerisms” that can only come from his well-endowed motor-mouth.” (Houston Chronicle)

“Explicit and filled with expletives, the memoir—titled Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?—reads like an even wilder and louder version of Richards’ best-selling Life.” (The Oregonian (Portland))

“At turns completely hilarious, surprisingly (perhaps, to some) coherent, poignant and sordid -- a heart-rending read. Once you’ve started it, putting it down is not an option. It would be easier to ignore Tyler from the front row of an Aerosmith concert.” (Buffalo News)

“Tyler’s memory for detail makes for good reading.” (Detroit News)

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“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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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid book with lots of interesting stories May 20 2011
By A. Volk #1 REVIEWER #1 HALL OF FAME
Format:Hardcover
To start off with, I'm an Aerosmith fan more than a "Steven Tyler" fan, which is probably why I'm giving this book four out of five. Because other than Joe Perry, he doesn't really talk much about the rest of the band members (he does talk a lot about the band in general). Which is fair enough as this book is really about him and not Aerosmith per se, it's just something I wanted to see more of. Also the writing is a little all over the place, which partly charming (because it reads like a conversation with Steven), partly annoying.

OK, that's the bad. The good is that there is a ton of personal information here. Starting off with his roots growing up in a musical family, to meeting Joe Perry, to starting the band, then to the many adventures he has on the road. Make no mistake, this book is not PG-rated, nor was Tyler's life as a rock 'n roll star. There's LOTS of sex, lots of drugs, and lots of rock 'n roll. It's kind of impressive that he can remember much of it given the state of his brain back then! Beyond his life in the band, he's also quite candid about his personal life, his wives/divorces, his kids, and his struggles with addiction.

As I mentioned at the start, this book is very "me" focused, which sort of threw me until I realized that this is an autobiography of "Steven Tyler", not "Steven Tyler/Aerosmith". In that light, this is a very good book. The style of writing is as if he's sitting down at the bar just telling you his stories. If you want to know more about the man, his motives, his past, and his hopes, this is a good book. If you want to read some high-octane stories about life as one of the biggest r'n'r acts, this is a good book. If you are offended by profanity, this is definitely not a good book. But if you like the guy, the band, or just fun stories, then definitely a fun book to check out. F-I-N-E fine!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Buggy TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Reading about rock stars and their insane lives of excess is one of my guilty pleasures. I find the rise to success intriguing and then there are always the drugs, the girls, the inevitable rehab, more rehab and the stories behind the story. You know, how a song originated, what the lyrics really mean, why he fell off the stage. Then there's also the feuds with band mates, personal relationships and dirty little secrets of other stars they party with. It all makes for a delicious, entertaining read.

Steve's bio is no different, all the goods are here, and he doesn't hold anything back (understatement) the only thing is in order to get to "the goods" you have to wade through utter randomness to find them. Yes Steve the noise is your head does bother me because most of the time I can't keep up with what you're talking about.

This is written exactly how Tyler talks (and sings) with a what-will-he-say next, conversationally feel to it. And while its fun it's also bizarre, crazy and at times difficult to follow. Jumping all over the place without a logical timeline and obscure song lyrics and poems thrown in whenever he feels like it. He wants to sniff J.Lo, he's doing lines on tour, he's driving around in a yellow convertible with some hot babe, suddenly he's back in school, he's married, he's in rehab, it's all Joe Perry's fault, this is what black tastes like, I like to walk naked in my garden and talk to fairies.

Page 90 "I sat down at the drums and wrote the drum line for Walk This Way. You want the story now or when we get to Toys in the Attic? Hey, I never said this was gonna be a completely linear read. How could it be? (Ha!) But we're on DRUMS so...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the Noise! June 8 2011
By SuzieK
Format:Hardcover
A most entertaining read to be sure. I sat out on the deck the first sunny warm day of Spring and read it in one sitting-couldn't put it down.

This book is very graphic, not for the faint-hearted, as it is full of profanity and explicit details of the sex and drugs of the rock n' roll life. In fact I sometimes felt like a voyeur which was a little uncomfortable. Steven has written it in a loose conversational style, sometimes almost "stream of consciousness" which can cause the reader to become lost at times.

Steven has to be congratulated on his raw honesty and courage in revealing to us not only his genius but his vulnerabilities as well. I am also amazed at his memory, considering he was taking so many drugs at the time. I was an alcoholic during the '70s and I am hard pressed to remember anything but major life events, certainly few details!

It was interesting to read about Steven's creative process and his relationship with the Aerosmith members,Joe Perry in particular.

All in all this is an entertaining, honest, often humorous, and insightful memoir of a great rock and roll star.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does the Noise in my Head Bother You? July 3 2011
Format:Hardcover
Great book for someone who's interested in:
a) Steven Tyler and his creative process and thoughts on music (bright guy)
b) Aerosmith and how it is ST's life
c) how many of the songs were written
d) how demanding an entertainer's life is, and why drugs are necessary for most to maintain the energy and front.
A challenging read at times. Very 'Steven Tyler-ish.' You have to read it to experience it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Much, Much better than I expected
Reading this book was like having a long conversation with Steven Tyler in your own living room. No rote outline of life from his youth onward. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Phylis Sophical
5.0 out of 5 stars Steven Tyler's New Book
I have not finished the book but so far I love it!.

The price I paid for this book, well you could never ever get it anywhere for that price. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Sonya
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read!
If you like biographies and are a huge Steven Tyler fan, then this is the book for you. Totally worth the $. AMAZING!
Published 12 months ago by Reviewer
4.0 out of 5 stars Wild ride
Steven Tyler has lived an interesting life, some parts I had to reread them to figure out what he was saying. Great book overall & the struggles with addiction
Published 14 months ago by tiggur
4.0 out of 5 stars wild child Steven Tyler
If you love Steven Tyler and want to know more about him..this book is for you. If you want to know all about Aerosmith, it's probably not.
Bought it for $7. Read more
Published 18 months ago by M. Lecerf
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I have followed Aerosmith for years and have loved their music, and have seen some Steven Tyler interviews, and of course more recently his stint on American Idol. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Just Joan
5.0 out of 5 stars How sweet Steven is!!!
I always had a thing for Steven Tyler. Always thought he was charming and charismatic but now, reading about his life and upbringing, I understand why and I love him even more. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Stephanie Pruneau
5.0 out of 5 stars I could stay awake just to hear him singing...
I knew when I read the first pages of Steven Tyler's new book, where he tells us that as an infant he was grabbed by the scruff of his diaper by a fox and dragged into the woods... Read more
Published on June 27 2012 by PT Cruiser
5.0 out of 5 stars Steven Tyler still rocks!
Enjoyed "STEVEN TYLER Does the Noise in My Head bother You?". Tyler minces no words about his rise to rock'n roll fame. Read more
Published on May 20 2012 by PamJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Nope doesn't bother me!
I love love love Steven Tyler.....when I received the audiobook I realized it wasn't read by him....it worried me as that is part of his charm.... Read more
Published on Jan. 29 2012 by Pinkpickup
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