Former American Idol judge and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler says he felt an obligation to keep alive the tradition of easy access to sex for rock stars – but didn’t care about keeping his band together in the depths of his drug addiction.
“I have an addictive personality so I found certain drugs I loved and didn’t stop to the point of hurting my children, hurting my life, hurting my family, hurting my band,” says Tyler during the interview. “There was a point where I didn’t have a band and I didn’t care.”
Tyler compared the pursuit of getting high to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. “I went down the worst path. I went down the rabbit hole,’ says Tyler. ‘I went chasing Alice.”
But when it comes to the opposite sex, Tyler had a different take.
“I think rock stars… I felt like I had an obligation to keep that alive,” he said. “I certainly had my way with women and women had their way with me.”