Going Inside Steven Tyler As He Creates “Sound At Unusual Frequencies”

Maura | October 19, 2007 - 1:40 am

This morning, Steven Tyler and throat surgeon Dr. Steven Zeitels appeared on Today to promote their Sunday-night appearance on the National Geographic Channel’s Incredible Human Machine; if you ever wanted to know just what happens to the insides of the Aerosmith frontman’s throat when he hits that high note in “Dream On,” then this is going to be the show for you, as the program will reveal the stretching and straining that Tyler’s vocal chords undergo during the course of a show. Appetizing! I only wish they’d recreated the vocal-chord-cam live, as I’d love to see what his innards looked like when he squawked that high note at the 0:58 mark. Aspiring vocalists, remember: Warming up is very important.