Anyone who didn’t think Steve Tyler and American Idol were a good match …well, think again. As Guitar Hero®: Aerosmith® was a way for the iconic Boston group to bring renewed attention to their catalog, so too is having Tyler’s star power on American Idol keeping the group front and center. Anyone who believes Tyler when he looks Matt Lauer in the eye and says “We’re fighting right now,” well…c’mon…so are Mick and Keith…and they continue to fight…right to the bank.
The book Tyler is promoting – Does The Noise In My Head Bother You – is co-written with David Dalton, he of The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Meat Loaf (To Hell and Back), Marianne Faithful. Dalton is legend…as is Stephen Davis, the fellow who authored the best-selling Walk This Way, biography of Aerosmith. Thus, Mr. Tallarico has worked with two of the better names in the publishing industry for getting the word about his life out…from the rock star’s perspective both times, of course.
This television show with Matt Lauer was fun…Tyler is always engaging..and the opulence of his Los Angeles pad …and his collection of clothing…very good television. Steve Tyler is made for TV, just as Lou Reed should be writing essays and Ian Anderson should be on the lecture circuit…these rock & roll journeymen have more to offer than their music.
Check it out on YouTube or catch it on the original tube.
Joe Viglione is the Chief Film Critic at TMRZoo.com. He was a film critic for Al Aronowitz’s The Blacklisted Journal, has written thousands of reviews and biographies for AllMovie.com, Allmusic.com and produces and hosts Visual Radio. Visual Radio is a fifteen year old variety show on cable TV which has interviewed John Lennon’s Uncle Charlie, Margaret Cho, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Felix Cavaliere, Marty Balin, Bill Press and hundreds of other personalities.