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

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.

  • natepatrin

    “Look at that old man/he looks like an old ape”

  • Botswana Meat Commission FC

    I’m more amazed that his kidneys and liver still function.

  • Anonymous

    Is it wrong that at first glance I thought the image was Britney getting all cracked up Amy Winehouse on us?

  • Anonymous

    Wow. I’m just amazed that a vocal chord looks so much like–whoa. Did I actually almost go there? I did, didn’t I. Well, whatever. I’ll just say it: that giant worm from Return of the Jedi. (What did you think I was going to say?)

  • dabug

    Ashlee Simpson’s vocal cords are hotter.