Overindulgence is something that's always been mythically associated with rock stars, and the members of Aerosmith are no exception. Yet when it comes to the Toxic Twins, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the extent to which they were using during their prime may surprise you. In Tyler's upcoming memoir Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?, out Tuesday, the lead singer writes that the band budgeted for cocaine within their tour contracts, requesting a cubby onstage where they could partake during performances. "Managers didn't care, they were glad we were making them more money," Tyler told Matt Lauer during Sunday's Dateline interview. Tyler, 63, spoke candidly about his struggles and the toll it took on his personal relationships. "I needed blow, I needed that cocaine. I needed it," he explained. "I spent a lot of time high and wasting time. Looking back I hurt a lot of people. It's really a one-way street, I still like the ride, but it's a one-way street."
Tyler also admitted to suffering from bouts of LSD, which doesn't refer to a bad trip with the psychedelic drug, but rather what he calls "Lead Singer Disorder." He owned up to having a "big ego, [being] tough to work with, and [making] trouble when [he] could have made peace" over the years, and described his relationship with lead guitarist Joe Perry as the "most influential and tumultuous of his life." While Tyler has recently found a new outlet for his iconic voice to be heard on American Idol, his relationship with Perry is still pretty complicated. "Joe's a creep, I'm an asshole," he writes in the book. "I don't mean that in a bad way!" he laughed with Lauer. Randy and Jennifer, tread with caution—there may be a second memoir in the works.