AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler was one of the keynote speakers on the opening night (Thursday, May 28) of Book Expo America, which is being held at Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Watch fan-filmed video footage of Tyler's appearance below.
Tyler, who was interviewed by Chuck Klosterman, has a much-anticipated autobiography, "Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?", scheduled for release on October 27, 2009. The book traces Tyler's youth in the Bronx, 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, his epic romantic life, his relationship with his four children (including actress Liv Tyler and actress and author Mia 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 a reader could ask for.
Tyler is still working on his book, which he says will be more personal than the material covered in the band 2003 autobiography, "Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith".
Commented Tyler: "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."
Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, reportedly paid more than $2 million for the rights to publish Tyler's autobiography.
Ecco publisher Daniel Halperin, a self-described longtime AEROSMITH fan, edited the book.
With twenty-one Billboard Top 40 hits, including "Walk This Way", "Angel", "Dream On", and "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)", AEROSMITH has sold 150 million albums worldwide. The band, which has sold 66 million albums in the United States alone, holds the record for most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group.