Thursday, April 28, 2011

Aerosmith: Steven Tyler on cover of People magazine

Dueling covers this week for Steven Tyler, as he’s set to appear on both Rolling Stone and People magazine.

The May 9 issue of People – on newsstands this Friday – features an interview with Tyler, with a cover byline that reads “The Aerosmith wild man on his four kids, eight rehabs and stunning comeback on American Idol.”

Sober for a year-and-a-half, the Aerosmith frontman – whose memoir, “Does The Noise in My Head Bother You?,” will be out May 3 – says he is "grateful" that he's survived several health problems, as well as his hard-partying ways.

"Left up to my own devices," says the singer, "I probably would have been dead several times over."

While drugs are no longer a part of Tyler’s picture, the feeling has been replaced by something else.

"If you think going out in front of high-def cameras and millions of people I'm not high on adrenaline, you're crazy," Tyler says. "I'm stoned when that curtain drops. I just don't snort the curtain dropping. I don't snort J. Lo either, though I do breathe her in."

Tyler’s new single, “(It) Feels So Good,” is due out May 10; an audio sample is available at here.

More details on the song and its history are here.

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Steven Tyler w/Carrie Underwood – Undo It / Walk This Way
46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV – April 3, 2011

See also:

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Steven Tyler set for cover of Rolling Stone magazine
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