On Today's Rock News - Bin Laden is still DEAD!, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler used to party a LOT, Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi is working on an autobiography, and On This Day....

Steven Tyler

It's no secret that Aerosmith's Steven Tyler has had a drug problem...I mean the dude fell off a stage TWICE!  And with his new book, which was released today called “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir”, yes, he's letting it all hang out.

He tells People.com, "I kept my medicine cabinet on stage, in a 14-inch drum head, the bottom of which contained... one Dixie cup (paper cup) with a straw and blow (cocaine) in it and the other with Coca-Cola and Jack Daniels in it. Left to my own devices I probably would have been dead several times over."

Damn!  Now that's a party, but too much of anything is bad and it seems Tyler was wasted, but also wasted a lot of money:

Tyler also estimates he wasted a staggering $20 million on drugs over the years, adding, "I blew 20 million. I snorted my Porsche, I snorted my plane, I snorted my house in that din of drugs and booze and being lost."

Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi

Is everyone a writer?  It sure seems that way.  Anyways - Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi is working on an autobiography.  According to BraveWords.com

Legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi's official autobiography, Iron Man: My Life In Black Sabbath And Beyond, will be released on October 13th in the UK (via Simon & Schuster) and November 1st in the US (by Da Capo Press). An Amazon pre-order is available below.


According to a book description: "Iron Man chronicles the story of both pioneering guitarist Tony Iommi and legendary band Black Sabbath.

I guess that means sex, drugs, and of course rock and roll will be covered.

And now for On This Day.....

On this day in 1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded "Voodoo Chile." It was featured on the Electric Ladyland double album and became a U.K. #1 single on 21st November 1970, two months after the guitarist's death.

On This Day....

On this day in 1986, Robert Palmer went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Addicted To Love,” it made #5 in the U.K. Palmer originally recorded the song as a duet with Chaka Khan but due to contractual problems her voice was removed.

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