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

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

by Steven Tyler

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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 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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061959394
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/03/2011
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 33,759
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

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 memorable 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 TV phenomenon American Idol.

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Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 557 reviews.
gettin_picky More than 1 year ago
This was an entertaining read. I found myself laughing out loud at some points and at others having so much trouble tracking that I felt I had been taking all those drugs right along with him. I think it delivers what it promises but I think the drug use is evident in the telling. I was having trouble with my Nook so I had trouble going back to see if I was correct but it seemed in the dialog about writing songs he would talk about writing them say in 1980 or something and then later in the book say he wrote them in 1970 something. I also felt that he wrote this somewhat to defend himself against what ex wives and bandmates had written about him. It was very defensive and it detracted from the book. It felt at some points like a 12 years old child defending bad behaviour or trying at least to justify it although some points he tried to make were actually done quite well. I also felt that he was a bit critical of fans, having not been a rock star I don't know what it's like but when he started complaining about fans telling him how Aerosmiths music played a role in their life I felt that was just bad form. I'm sure that after a while that stuff gets old but hey you have to take the bad with the good and I would think fans telling you how great you are and how much they love your music would be one of the easier things to tolerate. I liked the book, I thought it worth the money and it did make me want to read the other books he referred to just to see what the others had said that got his tail in a twist. I thought some of narrative was strictly for shock value and not necessary but it didn't bother me enough not to recommend reading this if you liked Aerosmith or Steven Tyler. And I wish B&N would limit reviews to comment about actual content and not complaints about price.... either you buy it or you don't, if your too cheap to buy it now wait for the price to come down, like you would if you were waiting for the paperback.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this book is amazing and well worth the price. And for you NOOK haters out there, the list price of the hardcover version of this book was 27.99. with tax that equates to roughly $31.00, and you are complaining about spending $15.00 on it? What, were you expecting B&N to just give you the book for free along with a complimentary Venti Latte from their cafe? Please look into all the facts before you write a review, Thank You. As I was saying, this is already a terrific book and I highly recommend it to any Aerosmith or Steven Tyler fan. I also recommend Joey Kramer's autobiography as well. Thank You.
Jesica Rantanen More than 1 year ago
Took a minute to get the feel of this book. However, I love his ' Steven-isms'. He's definately one of the rare ones in this world. I would love to spend a few hours picking his brain. There are too few like him! I feel like I understand him a little better. I'm so glad he exists in the universe with us!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For such a music legend, I would pay double. All in your perspective, I guess. Complaints about the cost should be directed to B&N's customer service dept., not as a review of this wonderful e-book.
Jules3 More than 1 year ago
Steven Tyler has a style all his own and is what made this book such a great read. I especially liked the parts about when he was growing up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you to those that gave an actual review of the book! I will definitely download on my Nook! Thanks for the 'heads up' about Chapter 4. For those that are hung up on the price... so be it! Sounds like you're going to miss a good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To be honest, I accidentally purchased this eBook on my Nook (thank goodness it was only $3 at that time!)...I knew Steven Tyler had released an autobiography, but I didn't really have any interest in reading it. Since I purchased it, I figured I might as well read it. I got about 30 pages into it, and I could not read any further. As a few of the other reviews mention, the writing is choppy and hard to follow, and there is no real rhythm to the book (or what I managed to read of it). Unless you are a die-hard fan, I would not recommend this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Be it far from me to judge others but... For awhile I was getting a little bit tired about Steven Tyler "bragging" about his drug addiction. His love/hate relationship with the other band members started getting boring as well. At the end, Tyler suddenly seems to realize the benefits of a clean life. I am very grateful that my life didn't turn out like his. Give me a dull boring life with family and friends, with a wonderful wife of over 35 years, two wonderful and successful children along with beautiful grandchildren. I may not have a nice bank account balance like Tyler, but I do have a rich life. I also noticed a lot of blaming other people other than himself. Tyler's life seems pretty sad from what he tells the reader. Tyler also brags about his calling on demons. That's just pure insanity. If I were to compare this book to Eric Clapton's autobiography, I would prefer Clapton's. Clapton may have been a drug addict but at least he didn't brag about doing drugs. And in the end of his bio, he talks about humbling himself every morning and every night to God. Even though Tyler states that he says his prayers every day, I saw more of a sincerity in Clapton's bio. My rating of Tyler's book would be between two and two and a half stars.
NeeNeeAP More than 1 year ago
I never really followed Aerosmith and I only knew some of there songs and even then not knowing it was them. But after seeing Steven Tyler on American Idol and loving the character he is I had to buy the book. How accurate it is I don't know, it's his accuracy. But it is the most entertaining book I have read in a long time. I would love to meet him and the noise in his head in person. Stay clean.
Sabru More than 1 year ago
Highly dissapointing. Disjointed, fragmented and full of meaningless Tyler gibberish. No chronology or flow. Lot's of lame Tyler-speak that is hard to get passed. Appears the editor rushed to publish to time with his American Idol appearance. More of a marketing gimmick that a well thought out autobiography. Pass
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love S.T. And Aerosmith but the book was choppy and sometimes a little hard to follow. Really, not so great.
Darcia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Steven Tyler has a big, flashy personality and his book is no different. He tells it like it is, holding nothing back. We learn about his childhood, his personal life, the making of Aerosmith, his relationship with its members (particularly Joe Perry), his addictions and his songwriting process. Occasionally Tyler wanders off topic and offers personal insights on life. I noticed this bothered many of the other reviewers who wanted a linear, professional autobiography. Unlike those reviewers, I thoroughly enjoyed his meandering. For me, his writing style and (sometimes) lack of structure felt more personal. We're given a glimpse into the real Steven Tyler, the man behind the lead singer persona. He has packed a lot of living into his 60-plus years and has a lot to say. I found the book entertaining, sad, silly and poignant. Steven Tyler is far more intelligent than most people give him credit for. He's also over-the-top crazy at times. But isn't that what we love about him?
zfishermenz More than 1 year ago
The 1st 100 pages are very hard to follow. It is very scattered in it's time line of events. Like Steven Tyler himself you almost need to have a buzz on to get through it. If you push on from there it settles down and gets very ineresting telling what made Aerosmith a truly iconic Rock band. The last 100 pages leaves you wanting more detailed information which it unfortunately omits. If you love Aerosmith though it's worth the read. Seening how amazing a true musical genius was able to put together such grea hits while clearly huger than a kite.
martha johns More than 1 year ago
Its a bit choppy but its almost like hes talking to you. It has his personality in every sentence. Hes cockly and lewd and tender att times. Sort of what you knew of him through his music.
frankiesgirl41 More than 1 year ago
Loved it...loved it....loved it....saw a whole other side to the man who IS AEROSMITH! Deeply intelligent, deeply spiritual, deeply loving.
misschriss More than 1 year ago
BN doesn't set ebook prices. The publishers do.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I+really+liked+the+book.+Learned+a+lot+about+Steven+Tyler%2C+Aerosmith+and+their+story+from+one+person%27s+perspective.+%0A++++
Berly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Steven Tyler: Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?" by none other. Filled with sex and rock 'n' roll. Not too far into this memoir, Steven recounts how he used to make love to this radio DJ he was dating while she was on the air and try to mess up her lines. Well, okay then.... I gave it a good try. Really. Read a 100 or so pages. My favorite part was when he was writing about the beauty of silence when he was a kid out in nature, and then he compared it to being on acid. Wait a minute! The writing is awful, filled with exclamation points (a bad habit I have and will now try to kick! oops!!) and CAPITALIZATIONS. I am not quite sure what his co-writer David Dalton contributed. I shudder to think Dalton toned it down and what it was like beforehand! (I know, but that really does need an "!".) Two Stars.
themiraclesnook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have to say I enoyed this book. I like Steven Tyler and his music but was not thrilled with some of the things I found out. I was amazed to see just how fragile his realtionship was with Joe Perry. This is a good read.
Jarratt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Steven Tyler¿s ¿Does the Noise in My Head Bother You¿ was the drug-filled, curse-filled, rather incoherent rambling you might expect. I¿ve liked Aerosmith since the 80s, and enjoyed the relatively few times in the book where he¿d link a song¿s lyrics to a story he just told. While the majority of the book is told in chronological order, he¿ll take tangents that are sometimes hard to follow. Then the anecdote abruptly finishes and he¿s back to going about wherever he left off from.I was rather surprised he skipped over the whole Run DMC version of ¿Walk This Way¿ as I believe it was the primary reason for the band¿s renewed success. Had talked very little of ¿Permanent Vacation¿ or ¿Pump¿¿two of Aerosmith¿s greatest ¿comeback¿ albums¿and spent far more time on later releases, which weren¿t up to par IMO.Tyler¿s certainly talented and I enjoyed listening to the narrator read the book as he seemed to be having a ball reading it. But in terms of the flow and some of the content covered, it was disappointing. After several stories of going into rehab, falling off the wagon, going back into rehab, falling off the wagon again¿well¿it¿s the ¿Same Old Song and Dance.¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Aerosmith! I've seen them in concert more times than any other band and Tyler ' s abuses are legendary. Yet his ramblings got repetitive and boring. At times the book gets boring with the self indulgence . There's very little here that I haven't heard before and the insight and self reflection is limited. Overall, it was just okay
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Aerosmith ( no offense ) were VERY addicted to women.