Episode Number: 1116
Episode Guest: Steven Tyler
Original Airdate: May 16, 2018
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Guest Bio: Steven Tyler is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as the lead singer of Aerosmith.
Topics Discussed: He carries a crystal ball with him everywhere; Joe thinks he looks amazing for 70 years of age; he carries a switchblade; Joe calls him a legit eccentric; what does it mean to be smart; taking notes; (Steven reads aloud some of his notes); he was in rehab for pain pills eight years ago; (Steven reads more of his notes); Bruce Springsteen; (more reading of notes); Muscle Shoals Sound Studio; Muscle Shoals documentary; Steven explains “vibes”; places that feel magical; 21 grams experiment; spirits; alcohol; Joe never tried cocaine and tells the story of why; more talk about recording a song at Muscle Shoals; memory; he occasionally misses not being sober; Steven talks about being sober; Steven talks about taking acid in his youth; ayahuasca; Ram Dass; Steven talks about the origins of Aerosmith in the early ’70s; creating a song under the influence of drugs; hearing your song on the radio; doing drugs in the ’70s and ’80s; being a kid in the ’60s; Woodstock; he has no concept of time; more talk about the origins of Aerosmith; Motley Crue; Pro Tools vs. recording music in the past; talk about writing and recording songs; perfection is not beauty; pain and drugs; Marianne Williamson; Joe Perry; musicians with their own unique sounds; finding his voice; more talk about writing songs; more talk about his voice; he thinks Aerosmith found their sound on the second album; he didn’t exercise until he got sober; he said managers would get musicians high and get them to sign contracts; (1:00:00) he lives in Maui; talk about doing the American Idol TV show; he doesn’t have it in him to criticize musicians; people made fun of him for doing American Idol; interviews vs. conversations; people are getting used to swear words on television; bad managers; writing songs; Joe had stem cells shot in his shoulder recently; Steven says he loves Joe; he asks about Joe’s injuries; Steven talks about his knee issues; Dr. Neil Riordan; the future of medicine; Steven talks about managers and money; life isn’t easy after becoming sober; Codependent No More book; managing his anger; promoting the band during the early years; where the Aerosmith name came from; Brad Pitt’s face blindness; Dunbar’s number; he thinks people used to live underground a long time ago; Unacknowledged documentary; Bigfoot and gigantopithecus; there’s no real evidence about Bigfoot, ghosts, psychics, aliens, etc.; Steven asks Joe to explain the link between primates and humans; stoned ape theory; ice ages; David Wilcock; laudanum; Steven wants to see a UFO; it’s fun to believe in conspiracies; more talk about the link between primates and humans; Hominids book; Denisovan hominin; free will and determinism; chimps have entered the stone age; talk about ancient advanced civilizations; memory; Steven thinks water has memories; energy; Music Modernization Act; talk about how the music industry is screwing artists; Joe’s podcast isn’t on Spotify because they’re going to make money off him and give him pennies, if anything; Smokey Robinson speaking to the Senate about how streaming music is screwing artists; more talk about music piracy and streaming services; 360 deals; (2:00:00) lawyers; was OJ Simpson on cocaine and speed when he murdered his wife; toxic psychosis; Trump and his lawyers; Steven was once friends with Donald Trump; Steven had to sue Trump for using one of his songs; Trump does whatever the fuck he wants; more Trump talk; Joe thinks the world is getting better overall; The Better Angels of Our Nature book; you can be kind and conservative at the same time; Steven was good friends with Hunter S. Thompson; beware of people who say they have the truth about UFOs/aliens.
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