Steven Tyler: Frontman, Idol Judge and Rock Icon by Jim Larsen

Steven Tyler: Frontman, Idol Judge and Rock Icon

byJim Larsen

Kobo ebook | May 24, 2013

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Steven Tyler: Frontman, Idol Judge and Rock Icon
Comeback after Rehab
Steven Tyler Fast Facts
Essential Information
Steven Tyler Says 'American Idol' Was 'Not My Cup of Tea'
Additional Resources
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Steven Tyler: Frontman, Idol Judge and Rock Icon

Born upon March 26, 1948, Steven Tyler used up drums and singing prior to becoming the bombastic, vibrant leader of the rock band Aerosmith The team would take pleasure in significant chart success with hits like "Dream On," "Walk This Way," "Love in an Elevator" and "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," having even more than 3 decades worth of staying power. Tyler also acted as an American Idol judge for two years.

Steven Victor Tallarico, better referred to as Steven Tyler, was born on March 26, 1948 in Yonkers, New York. As the diva of Aerosmith, Tyler is considered to be one of rock's biggest showmen. The son of a music teacher, he started playing drums at a young age, but then concentrated on vocal.

After relocating to Boston in the late 1960s, Tyler eventually satisfied up the artists that would form the rock group Aerosmith. He reportedly met up with guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton while they were playing in different bands in the Sunapee, New Hampshire area. Guitarist Ray Tabano (who was later on changed by Brad Whitford) and drummer Joey Kramer joined up with the others to form Aerosmith. The band played its first job together in 1970, and shared an apartment in Boston.
Commercial Success

In 1972, Aerosmith signed a contract with Columbia Records. The following year their self-titled launching cd was released. It featured the song "Dream On," which was a minor hit. In the very early days of the group lots of comparisons were drawn with the Rolling Stones because their comparable bluesy sound and the physical resemblance between Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler. However with their 3rd album, Toys in the Attic (1975), the band emerged as a leading rock team in its own right. Showcasing their skill for creating hard rock, Aerosmith scored with such hits as "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way."

Their follow-up album Rocks (1976) likewise had strong sales despite the absence of a breakout solitary as did Draw the Line (1977). However by the end of the years, the band was coming apart at the seams. Perry and Whitford eventually left the group while Tyler became heavily involved with drugs. Tyler kept the team going by adding new participants, but his personal problems influenced his creative abilities and Aerosmith was only a shadow of its former self.

Comeback after Rehab

By the mid-1980s, Tyler had gotten his act together after undergoing a rehabilitation program. In 1986, rap team Run-D.M.C. covered Aerosmith's famous "Walk This Way" single on their Raising Hell album. The performance featured vocals by Tyler and Joe Perry, and helped push Aerosmith back into the limelight. By 1987, the band had made a successful return: That year, Aerosmith released Permanent Vacation, which featured the hits "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" and "Rag Doll." The rejuvenated rock supergroup had more commercial success with its next effort, Pump (1989), which included such songs as "Love in an Elevator" and "Janie's Got a Gun." With the rise of the cable music network MTV, the band's videos assisted them sway a new generation of followers.

Title:Steven Tyler: Frontman, Idol Judge and Rock IconFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 24, 2013Publisher:P MaldonadoLanguage:English

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