Yikes this is a stretch on a business news website – but I’ve got a major league crush on him so I’m going with it!
The man who makes me “Crazy” – Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is going to write his memoir – FINALLY!!!
Ecco– an imprint of Harper Collins (part of the News Corp Empire) has just inked the deal for the world rights/writes.
Tyler, the lip-blessed, Grammy Award-winning lead singer and Rock ‘n Roll of Fameinductee is promising to bare all (YEAH!) saying in the release, … “I’ve been mythicized, Mick-icized, eulogized and fooligized, I’ve been Cole-Portered and farmer’s-daughtered, I’ve been Led Zepped and 12-stepped. I’m a rhyming fool and so cool that me, Fritz the Cat, and Mohair Sam are the baddest cats that am. I have so many outrageous stories, too many, and I’m gonna tell ’em all. All the unexpurgated, brain-jangling tales of debauchery, sex & drugs, transcendence & chemical dependence you will ever want to hear. And 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.”
Aerosmith has 21 Billboard Top 40 hits, including “Walk This Way,” “Angel,” “Dream On,” and “Dude (Looks Like A Lady),” – they've sold 150 million albums and they hold the record for most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group.
Ecco says…"The memoir will trace Tyler's youth in the Bronx…his legendary partnership with Joe Perry, the meteoric rise, fall, and rise of Aerosmith …their music, his epic romantic life, his relationship with his four children (including actress Liv 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."
Publication will be in 2009 – and to blatantly steal a great line from Ecco’s publisher, Daniel Halpern … "I don’t want to miss a thing!"
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