Review: STEVEN TYLER's Memoir Is 'Filled With Lame Puns, Stolen Jokes, Colorful Words'

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's new memoir, "Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?", received a less-than-favorable review from Chicago Sun-Times pop music critic Thomas Conner, who called it "another shallow, happy chronicle of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll — all of it highly self-congratulatory." The book, according to Conner, is " filled with lame puns, stolen jokes, colorful words — Tylerisms, as they've come to be known on this season of 'American Idol'." The review goes on to say, "[Tyler's] book reveals little and teaches less, rehashing old wild-and-crazy times and claiming, with typical conceit, that 'drugs are bad, yes. But some of us could do them.' The songs he wrote while on drugs, he claims, are as visionary as the novels of Carlos Castaneda."

A book excerpt is available at Today.MSNBC.MSN.com. Several pages can also be found at Amazon.com.

"Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?" is being released today (Tuesday, May 3) as a 400-page hardcover. According to a press release, 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 spent the last few years working on his book, which he says is 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."

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