Monday, January 2, 2012

VIDEO: Steven Tyler gives Oprah a tour of his hometown

On New Year’s Day, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler was the first guest on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” a new series by the talk show legend.

The show takes Oprah on the road and into the personal spaces of celebrities, providing a more relaxed environment for an extended conversation.

This past September, the road took Oprah to Sunapee, New Hampshire, for a personal tour of the town and an extended sit down session with the rock legend.

Tyler spent his childhood between New York City and Sunapee, where his family owned and operated a small resort.

If you’ve read Steven’s memoir, “Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?,” you’ll know some of the stories and places that Tyler talks about that make Sunapee so special for him.

During the 2-hour Oprah episode, Tyler took his guest on a personal tour through the small Northeastern town, pointing out the sights – including the place where he first met guitarist Joe Perry – and the two ended up at one of Steven’s sacred places: a remote spot in the woods on the edge of town.

“This is where I found my spirituality,” explains the singer. “In the silence, I heard something and I was first scared by it; it was so quiet and I was so alone.”

Steven Tyler – Steven’s tour of Lake Sunapee
OWN – Oprah’s Next Chapter – January 1, 2012

Steven Tyler – Steven’s sacred place
OWN – Oprah’s Next Chapter – January 1, 2012

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