Walk This Way by Aerosmith

Walk This Way

Hang on, it's a hell of a ride! From the band that lived by the motto "Anything worth doing was worth overdoing" — Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, and Joey Kramer — comes a quarter century of rock godhood: the life, the music, the truth, the hell, the lost years, and the raunchy, unsafe sex. And, of course, the drugs. But after crashing in a suffocating cloud of cocaine, crystal meth, and heroin, Aerosmith rose up from t...

Details Walk This Way

TitleWalk This Way
Release DateFeb 18th, 2003
PublisherDey Street Books
GenreMusic, Biography, Nonfiction, Autobiography

Reviews Walk This Way

  • Adam Light
    I really enjoyed this book. Aerosmith has quite a remarkable story.
  • Spider the Doof Warrior
    I am re-reading this. It's extremely fascinating. But dating a 14 year old girl when you are 27 IS GROSS.
  • Daisy
    this book was really great, even thogh it has some really colorful language, i still liked it, ia gave it five stars, this book was about hoe the band Aerosmith was going throgh a rough time, especially the singer or frontman steven tyler were the whole band was suffering a major drug addiction in the early 70's, but manged to get steven to get clean, and after he did, so did the rest of the band and have been clean and sober to this day and that...
  • Shane
    This book blew me away. It isn't just a biography... but an AUTObiography of the band. It is amazing that these guys lived through the 1970s. It looks long when you first see it... 500+ pages... but once you get started it is like you are sitting in a room with the guys listening to them shoot the shit about themselves, each other, and the industry.Fantastic stuff.
  • Dameon-Lee Benosn
    Amazing book. It is a must read again for me
  • N.N. Light
    If you're like me, you grew up listening to Aerosmith. This memoir is like sitting down with the band and watching their life unfold. It's fantastic, surprisingly down-to-earth and addictive to read. I couldn't put it down. Highly recommend!My Rating: 5 stars
  • Eva
    I tried, I really tried to like this book and to finish it but at the end of 4-5 months, give or take I had to accept that I did not like this at all. I'm a big fan of music bios because I love to read the debauchery but this did not cut it for me. Perhaps I don't know about Aerosmith but neither did I know about Motley Crue or Dave Mustaine and I found the latter more interesting. From the start I thought Aerosmiths history was long, granted I b...
  • David
    A fascinating, inspiring, and entertaining story for sure. I have way more respect for Aerosmith after reading this and I've gone back into their catalog and dug out their early albums.My only complaint is that the editing isn't that great. The stories can be disjointed at times.Obviously I have to compare this book to The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band. The Dirt is a book about degenerate rockstars who got lucky and di...
  • Meredith Walker
    I was expecting to enjoy this at lot more than a did. Coming off reading Motley Crue’s biography, I was, however, disappointed. Though I am sure the rock and roll tales of drugs and women were just as decadent, the stories just didn’t compare to that of Vince, Neil and Tommy. The snippets from band members in “Walk This Way” were exactly that, just snippets at a time and the resulting disjointedness was distracting. Not only band members ...
  • Jared Woods
    On the 26th of June 2017, I saw Aerosmith live for my very first time in Lisbon. To call what happened an "epiphany" or a "fundamental shift" would be a touch too dramatic, but some definite root understanding evolved within me. You see, for over 20 years, Aerosmith have been important figures in my life, not in an "always on my mind" type of way, but truly always in my heart. More often than not, they had me as their sole defender during convers...
  • Russ
    This book is unique because each member of Aerosmith (plus others) contributes to the story. Their names appear with their narrative, and it's nice to get the different views on things. The story starts off a little slow, with everyone talking about their roots and their early days as musicians. Interesting, yes, but not what we REALLY want to read. Things start to get interesting when Aerosmith starts to come together. They worked very hard to g...
  • Lisa
    A book of obvious interest to Aerosmith fans. The book is written in an interview format, starting with each band member's early years and each person is included in the narrative as they are involved. The interviews were conducted starting in 1993 and ending in about 1997, although the writer Stephen Davis adds postscripts that go through about 2001, when Aerosmith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The major topics throughout the...
  • Chelsea Gouin
    They were told how to walk, how to dress, how to style their hair, how to rock...and they defied the odds. This is the autobiography of Aerosmith told from the perspective of every member of the band in addition to producers and other important persons in the band's history. As in every rock biography, it covers your basics of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. However, Aerosmith isn't your typical band of misfits...they were a true gang of underdogs ...
  • M Tremmel
    Tell all book that will send shivers down your swine. The fact that these folks are still alive is the miracle. This is definitely a slice of life from the music scene during the 70s and 80s when everyone was on dope and cocaine including agents, managers, and producers. Most interesting sections are told by Steven Tyler who although flamboyant was a musical prodigy and really has a good "Don't do drugs" message unlike Joe Perry. Steven's daughte...
  • Budds Purugganan
    Ahhh...Aerosmith---sex,drugs,Liv or die, what more can I say? This book definitely is collector's STUFF! When Zeppelin had doses of excess and hedonism in 'Hammer of the Gods'--Aerosmith almost went to overkill levels---BUT EVERY MEMBER SURVIVED! ( John Bonham of Zep died at age 31). The story when drummer Joey Kramer visited J. Bonham's grave was a spectacular segment of this bestseller---drummer visits late drummer for a tribute. ( Robert Plant...
  • SouthWestZippy
    Great insight on how, when and where Aerosmith began and what the guys did for a living before Aerosmith. I liked how each person told his own side of the story. I am amazed they did not kill each other or themselves with all the drugs and alcohol consumed. All the woman who used and were used does not surprise me. It truly paints a ugly side of Rock and Roll but also show the perks side of fame. If you are a Aerosmith fan you are going to love t...
  • Harris Young
    This autobiography is a tell-all type of book. All of the band members and lots of the people around them participated in the book.What I liked was the format. Each chapter had input from band members and other people that were involved in that particular chapter. You might have a girlfriend or manager also telling their view of an event. It's almost like a series of interviews.The legend of the "Toxic Twins" is well-known to the generation that ...
  • PhilipM
    First of all, I must say that I lost this book some time ago :(And what a thrilling read... How 5 boys from Boston became one of the biggest bands in the world... The years up to their final breakthrough with Toys In The Attic in 1975, and how they had it all and literally blew it away from 1977-1985. The struggle for getting clean and how they finally made their first basically sober album, Permanent Vacation, was intense to the say the least. I...
  • Mickey Tompkins
    This could easily have been "The Dirt", but Motley beat them by a year. This has everything you would want to read about a huge rock band such as, sex, drugs, rock n roll, but also it goes much deeper like it talks about family crisis', stints in rehabs, managers being fired & hired.This is an in-depth look at the crazy world of rock n roll, and from everyone's perspective.A must read for fans.
  • Aimee Marroni
    I really enjoyed this book! If you don't like reading anything with language (cussing), I would not recommend this because there is a LOT of it. It was so interesting to read about their journey from when each band member was born to how Aerosmith was started, and everything that happened after that with everything the band members have been through with addictions, relationships, etc. I would highly recommend this book if you are an Aerosmith fa...
  • Royale
    This book was not just a book—it was an experience. It doesn’t hurt that I have always loved Aerosmith, and I loved the stories and the multiple perspectives. What’s more, though, is I found myself compelled to go further: I listened to albums, I watched music videos and interviews, I looked up information and stories referenced about other bands. It was awesome, in the true sense of the word.
  • Arkady
    This is a difficult read only for hard Aerosmith fans: it isn't "written" in any way, it's just a collection of quotes (sometimes pages long) from members and involved parties.Interesting to know Aerosmith phases, backstage problems and career development from the inside.
  • marsu
    Olen lukenut tämän elämäni aikana varmaan viidesti, opettelin alunperin lukemaan englanniksi tätä tavaamalla. Nostalgiapisteiden lisäksi onhan se aika helvetinmoinen tarina.
  • Phil Fillinger
    Somewhat biased review - being a huge Aerosmith fan. I read this more out of chore than desire. I felt as though I knew about 90% it everything included in the book, but was excited when I found something I was unaware of.Overall it’s a good biography that is not as graphic as you would expect from one of the most wild groups of all time.Easy read, very interesting if you’re an Aerosmith fan.
  • Vineeta
    TOO LONG. Honestly, I am more disappointed in myself for not being blown away by this book as it seems some reviewers were more generous. Also, it being a book about Aerosmith, narrated by the members, I thought it would have been more engaging. Not sure if I blame this my short attention span, or the book. I just felt it was waaaaaaayyyyyyy too long. There was a lot of details regarding the politics between the managers, the band members, record...
  • Marianne
    Growing up in Los Angeles, and having briefly practiced entertainment law, I've spent a pretty fair amount of time around rock musicians. But every time I think I have a handle on how self-indulgent and twisted the rock & roll lifestyle can be, along comes a book like this (or an article in Rolling Stone, perhaps) that exposes a level of debauchery I couldn't imagine other people can imagine, let alone experience.If your sensibilities are delicat...
  • Steven Tiberius
    That in spite of the drivel they've released over the last 10 years, Aerosmith is the greatest motherfucking American Rock Band of all time. That's all you need to know! I SAID THAT'S ALL YOU NEED TO MOTHERFUCKIN' KNOW! I have no IDEA what I learned from this book, because I got a contact high from simply turning the pages and reading the text. THAT'S how much motherfucking drugs this band took while still producing the greatest 70s arena rock th...