Tyler’s hard to keep up with

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Amer­i­can Idol, Aero­smith front­man’s ram­blings are not easy to keep up with and if you’re af­ter some­thing deeper than the ‘‘wild rocker mak­ing it big, groupies and drugs, then find­ing re­demp­tion in fam­ily’’, you’re out of luck. Much of it is stream-of­con­scious­ness stuff, punc­tu­ated with cap­i­tals and ital­ics, lame jokes and hor­ri­ble Does The Noise In My Head Bother You? has its mo­ments as he re­flects on long sum­mers in New Hamp­shire as a kid, where some of the in­spi­ra­tion for hits like Dream On came from; and he talks about on stints in re­hab, the im­por­tance of fam­ily, and the band be­ing torn apart by in­fight­ing. His re­la­tion­ship with Perry is the emo­tional cen­tre of the book. But I sense a lost op­por­tu­nity – he prom­ises warts and all on the break­down of Amer­ica’s big­gest rock band but couldn’t quite get to the root of their is­sues.

puns. You want to be en­ter­tained, but I found my­self fight­ing to keep up. Sure, he de­liv­ers the goods about band fights (he re­ally hates Joe Perry), the women, and the blown money – ‘‘I snorted my plane, I snorted my house’’. But it doesn’t add much to a 1997 bi­og­ra­phy of the band, apart from a num­ber of per­sonal asides. The book doc­u­ments Tyler’s time as a strug­gling muso in heady 1960s New York and Bos­ton, en­coun­ters with the Rolling Stones and his trippy time at Wood­stock.

In My Head Bother You? is per­haps re­flec­tive of a man who re­ally does per­son­ify weird. Re­leased to take ad­van­tage of his stint as a judge on


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