‘American Idol’s’ Steven Tyler gets busy

Categories:  Steven Tyler

Los Angeles Times
April 4, 2011

Don’t be surprised if Steven Tyler looks a little tired Wednesday night on “American Idol”: He had a big weekend.

On Saturday, the “Idol” judge, who just turned 63, charmed his way down the orange carpet at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, where he and “iCarly” star Miranda Cosgrove presented the award for favorite movie actor to Johnny Depp. (Tyler had a touch of trouble reading from the teleprompter: Perhaps it was smeared with green slime?)

The Aerosmith frontman was also on hand -– along with fellow judge Randy Jackson -– as “American Idol” picked up the Kids’ Choice Award for reality-TV show. (Afterward, Tyler tweeted, “JONNY DEPP LOOKED ABFAB… WERE GONNA HOOK UP & WRITE A SONG OR TWO…” –- which is kind of intriguing …)

Then on Sunday night, Tyler teamed up with Carrie Underwood at the Academy of Country Music Awards to tackle a two-fer version of Underwood’s “Undo It” and Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way.” Tyler and Underwood (hair streaked with magenta) shared a funny non-kiss mid-song. (He puckered; she opened wide. Later in the duet, he seemed to be begging for another buss.)

Underwood recently disclosed that she was a big fan of Tyler — as a performer, as an “American Idol” judge and as a human being. “I think Steven [Tyler] and J.Lo are doing such an amazing job. I actually got the chance to talk to Steven Tyler and I was like, ‘I’m finding out that I like you more than I thought I did,’” the Season 4 “Idol” winner told MTV News. “I’ve always liked Steven Tyler the artist, but as a person, he’s really coming across [as] charming and warm and friendly and encouraging.”

And the veteran rocker/new judge’s schedule isn’t showing signs of letting up anytime soon: He’s gearing up to peddle a new memoir, “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?” due out in May from HarperCollins Publishers.

Looks like his career is hitting one of Tyler’s trademark high notes.

Aerosmith Bassist Tom Hamilton Writing Tell-All Book

Categories:  Tom Hamilton

Contact Music
April 4, 2011

Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton is set to tell his side of the band’s story in his own autobiography.

The rocker has revealed he is working on a book about his life in the music industry and he is promising fans it will be a “fun read”.

He tells the Boston Herald, “It’s not a book about who (slept with) who and how much coke everyone snorted. It will be inspirational and full of excitement and exhilaration – along with lies, cheating sex, drugs and everything everyone really wants to read about.”

Hamilton has yet to sign a publishing deal for the tome, and he’s considering turning the book into a fictionalised version of his memoirs to indulge his creative side.

He adds, “I haven’t really said anything publicly until now about it. I wanted to get enough done so that I have at least established a voice before talking to publishers or editors… I’d like to dream up my own characters and situations but still be able to tell the personal side, the war stories.”

The news comes as the band’s frontman Steven Tyler prepares to release his new autobiography, Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?, which is scheduled for release on May 3, 2011.