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

Version: Unabridged
Author: Stephen Taylor
Narrator: Jeremy Davidson
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: HarperAudio
Published In: May 2011
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 15 hours
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Overview

“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 story 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).
The rock and roll epic that is Tyler’s life begins with Tyler’s youth in the Bronx, tracing his early music career and influences, his legendary partnership with Joe Perry, the meteoric rise, fall, and rise of Aerosmith over the last three decades, their music, Tyler’s battles with substance abuse, his epic romantic life, his relationship with his four children (including actress Liv Tyler), life on the road and in the spotlight, the economics of the rock star business --and all the sex, drugs, and rock and roll that anyone could ask for.
In Tyler’s own words: “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. And this is not just my take, this is the unbridled truth, the in-your-face, up-close and prodigious tale of Steven Tyler straight from the horse’s lips.”

Reviews (2)

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You

Written by Anonymous from Kansas City, MO on April 16th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 2/5

WEAK! I happened to listen to this book right after hearing Keith Richard's book, "Life". I really like both rock stars, but think they should stick to rock and leave literature well enough alone! This book was just self serving drivel! Tyler discusses his drug use and sex life as if it were so totally cool and he was really in control of it the whole time. He never seemed to be ashamed about abusing drugs or having sex with a bazillion bimbos while he was married. But now, of course, he's clean and sober.... He discusses his song writing and music as if he assumes that we all know everyone who he admired, or as if we know every song he ever wrote, listened to or admired. After reading this book, I just had the feeling that Steven should get over himself! DON"T READ IT!

Does the Noise in my Head Bother You

Written by Anonymous from Fairfax Station, VA on November 28th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Stephen's book was honest - maybe a little too honest. It mainly focused on his abuse of drugs over the years and his trysts with many women. I honestly do not know how he is alive today given the abuse his body has endured. I love his music, don't get me wrong - but now I have a different view of the person. Dream on .........

Author Details

Author Details

Taylor, Stephen

Stephen Taylor's most recent book is "Caliban's Shore". He works for "The Times" of London and lives in Windsor.

Tyler, Steven

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, g