Tyler’s hard to keep up with
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