Aerosmith Frontman; Steven Tyler Says He Spent Millions On Cocaine

Aerosmith lead singer and American Idol Judge; Steven Tyler has finally spoken out on his trip through the line of drug usage and abuse saying he spent millions of dollars on the spirit lifting substance.

According to celeb gossip site; TMZ, the Hall of Famer suggested that he snorted ‘half of Peru’ during his pomp as a global rock star. While appearing as a guest on Australia’s “60 Minutes”, Tyler said he spent loads of cash on the drug. “Probably, realistically, 5 or 6 [million], easy … You could also say I snorted half of Peru, but, you know, it’s what we did,” he said.

Although Tyler has kicked the habit, but he couldn’t deny the fact that drug usage actually crippled his life and ruined everything good that had happened to him, from his children to his several marriages.

“I needed that cocaine. I needed it.” But “It took my children away, it took my marriages away. I was on my knees.”

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are among the latest inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. “Each of our 2013 inductees has been responsible for captivating the world with their creativity for decades, serving up a rich variety of songs for our global soundtrack,” said Hall chairman Jimmy Webb in a release. “We are looking forward to celebrating their contributions at our Annual Awards Gala.”

In other Aerosmith news, the legendary rock band has announced their first Australian tour in 24 years. It will kick off at the ANZ Stadium on April 28 with support from Wolfmother, Grinspoon, Spiderbait and the Dead Daisies. Tyler attributes new audiences to his music to his time as a judge on American Idol. “There were 40 million people watching Idol every night. People would come on and sing Aerosmith songs. It brings you back up again,” Tyler said.

Drug use is responsible for suicide bombings – NDLEA

The Director General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Femi Ajayi, has attributed the activities of terrorists and suicide bombers to the use of illicit drugs.

The DG, while speaking in Lagos at a public presentation of books on drug abuse  prevention, said no person would undertake a mission to die in an explosion if not under the influence of drugs.

“The impact of drug abuse is far more damaging than some people assume, because it is related to violent crimes. A man under the influence of drugs is as deadly and unpredictable as a mad man playing with a time bomb.” he said

He added that the books will serve as important reference points in a world battling to control drug use among youths.

“We need to educate people on the hazards of narcotics. Public enlightenment is central to drug control,” he said.