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Steven Tyler Opens up to Matt Lauer about addiction

In this exclusive preview from Matt Lauer's interview with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler – who is on the cover of the current issue of Rolling Stone – for Dateline and the Today show, the rocker speaks candidly about how his addiction to prescription drugs nearly destroyed his band. "I get that they were angry, I get that I fell and it's nothing any of them haven't done," Tyler says. "It's just that I'm the frontman, I fell off, I was high, I owned it." Later, Lauer asks Tyler about his tumultuous relationship with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. "He plays guitar, and he plays it in such a way that I'm addicted to it," Tyler says. "It's the magic. Am I gonna fight it?"

The full interview will air Sunday night on Dateline and Monday morning on the Today show.

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