Shotguns, bologna sandwiches, and rehab: that’s the summary version of my recent interview with Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith. If you want the details, you can pick up the new issue of Maxim (it’s my first piece for them; Joanna Krupa is on the cover), or just read it on their website here. It was pegged to the Aerosmith summer tour–which has now been canceled, after a series of injuries that climaxed with Tyler breaking his shoulder in South Dakota.
My favorite part of this interview, regrettably, didn’t work on the page: Tyler replicated various Aerosmith sound effects for me, from the percussion in “Sweet Emotion” to the howling winds in “Livin’ on the Edge.”
I had interviewed Tyler once before, about ten years ago; he claimed to remember our phone conversation, and it might even be true, because it was an interesting one. I’ll add that piece in the archives soon, but you can read the most inappropriate question and his answer here if you want.