Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler Interview
She was a member of Andy Warhol's famed New York City club Max's Kansas City during it's heyday, and was married to New York Dolls lead singer David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter) and Aerosmiths Steven Tyler.
She met and knew all the rock stars including Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart.
Her name is Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler and she chronicles her story in the book "Dream on, Livin On The Edge With Steve Tyler And Aerosmith." (Dove Books).
We spoke with Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler about her incredible journey in the world of Rock-n-Roll.
Q: Are all rock singers like Steve Tyler or did you
just pick the wrong guy to fall in love with?
A: I didn't go out with him because he was a rock star. I was living in New York City and hanging out on the scene. There was a place called Max's where bands always played and that’s where kids hung out. I was already doing theatre and stuff with Andy Warhol. I was already very close to the New York Dolls. It was our little scene. It was a New York Scene kind of thing. Aerosmith opened for the Dolls. I never was quite interested in them. They weren't interesting, innovative or new. See, they were kind of a 60's, boogie. Canned Heat, Led Zeppelin kind of thing, Matter of fact, they were doing cover tunes! I mean who was doing that? Nobody was doing cover tunes unless they were beating the crap-out of 'em, which the Sex Pistols would've done. I mean The Dolls would do some old Platters tune and go crazy on it. But, they were too much, too soon. To compare him to any other rock star, he's like the stupidest one I ever met. I'm sorry to say that but I’ve known some really dumb guys.
Q: Do you think your book will serve as a lesson to young
girls to think twice before they hook up with a famous singer?
A: It doesn't have to be a famous singer. It can be anybody, can't it? The book is just the truth. Some of his (Steven Tyler) die hard fans just hate me. They just think I'm a vicious animal. Just so jealous. I never wanted to be a rock star. I don't know what they're talking about. They just don't get it. They don't want to know, ‘cause you break a fantasy. But, the reality is, people are people. Then there are other people that read it and go, oh wow, this fills in the blanks that their book leaves out.