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Aerosmith: Anatomy of a Rock Biography

Simon Witter, The Times, 1997

While the rich and famous broker deals to keep their lives private, rock hellraisers Aerosmith decided that if there’s cash to be made from dirt, they might as well dish it themselves. They’ve collaborated with Stephen Davis, author of the most scandalous unauthorised rock biography ever (Hammer Of the Gods), to produce the ultimate authorised rock biography: Walk This Way - The Autobiography of Aerosmith (Virgin, £16.99). But does anyone want an authorised biography? Simon Witter talks to the band and author about the process, pitfalls and issues raised.

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