Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir

Book - 2011 | 1st ed. --
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The frontman of the classic rock band Aerosmith tells his story, including his rise to rock stardom in the 1970s, the band's drop in popularity, and their comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s.
Publisher: New York : HaprerCollins, c2011
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780061767890
Branch Call Number: 782.42166092 TYL
Additional Contributors: Dalton, David 1945-


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After I finished this book, I couldn’t decide whether or not I loved Aerosmith rock god Steven Tyler even more, or whether I thought him rather a jerk. But I think I have to keep my major crush on him, because really, I shouldn’t be surprised that drug-addled rock stars aren’t always the nicest guys around. The book feels very much like a conversation (well, a one-sided one!) with Tyler – it’s frenetic and jumps around a lot, though it’s loosely chronological, starting with his childhood and ending in 2010. I particularly enjoyed his descriptions of songwriting and his obvious love of words and language. Tyler appears to have very little guilt about the bad and sometimes downright ugly things he’s done, which bothered me somewhat, although maybe that’s something that has come to him with age. He’s gone through an awful lot of women, but I did find his love for his four children and his grandson touching. Whether or not I was entirely happy to have my illusions removed, I did love reading about the “Demon of Screamin’” in his own wild words and I have to say that for him to still be screamin’ and walking that way at 63 is pretty F-I-N-E fine. (submitted by GH)

LiztheLibrarian Jan 30, 2018

Aerosmith being one of my favorite bands, I was really excited about this biography. I loved the meat of the book, but be prepared it can be a bit challenging to follow in parts.

ScottNadia Dec 23, 2013

This book was more about his career and music than about himself. I couldn't finish reading it.

willy56 Oct 19, 2013

I feel for the poor Dalton guy who had to transpose the drug addled, ego driven, AD/HD rambling of Steven Tyler into some semblance of a book. I hope he made a lot of money as he earned it.
Tyler can't seem to keep a thought straight and it comes out in this book.
If you are a huge fan and want to know what it would be like to talk to him, read this. You won't want to do that anymore.

Jul 31, 2012

not for the weak minded or those who don't like weird people.

Dec 13, 2011

Yes, well, on a positive note, one can get through it quite quickly. What an ego! Wow. But, I guess, that is what rock and roll is about, now, isn't it?
Keith Richards' bio. was more coherent - go figure.

Nov 02, 2011

Couldn't even bother to finish it.

Aug 26, 2011

So very, very bad. Poorly written, difficult to understand, lots of rambling, and boring stories told again and again. I pretty much felt like crying towards the end I was so bored. I kind of feel like crying now just thinking about it.

Aug 06, 2011

Just too annoying for words! While I did not expect much....I thought, maybe, just maybe, he might have a flare for words. I was wrong. He is a puffed-up, self-important sexogenarian. Give it a'll want that time back in the end.

Jul 13, 2011

I don't know if I can finish it. The same old story over and over. Even his style gets tiersome after a few chapters. I skimed to the end to get the highlights. I think I'm done.

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