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Leno to celebrate 10 years of 'Tonight'

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- He swears he didn't want to do it, but Jay Leno finally relented and agreed to a prime time special to celebrate his 10th anniversary as host of "The Tonight Sh
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 27) Today's birthdays include "America's Top 40" host Casey Kasem in 1932 (age 70); drummer Jerry Mercer of April Wine in 1939 (age 63); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

R.E.M.'S PETER BUCK R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe was in a London courtroom Wednesday defending his bandmate Peter Buck against air rage charges.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Tues., March 26) Steel guitarist Bud Isaacs was born in 1928. Producer Larry Butler was born in 1942. Ronnie McDowell was born in 1950. A Grand Ole Opry troupe featuring Hank Williams, The Carter Sisters and
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 23) Today's birthdays include Doc Watson in 1923 (age 79); Ric Ocasek, formerly of The Cars, who was born in 1949 (age 53); Chaka Khan, whose real name is Yvette Marie Stevens, in 1953 (age 49); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies to be tele

Recording Academy set to hand out Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The 44th Annual Grammy Awards are being handed out in Los Angeles tonight without the kind of debate and controversy that attended last year's Grammys.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

MICHAEL JACKSON Michael Jackson has opted out of this week's Grammys. The announcement, made by a spokesman for the international media, seems strange ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

HAPPY NEW YEAR Since the terrorist attacks, the Empire State Building has been lit in red, white and blue lights. But on Tuesday night, in honor of Chinese New Year, New York's tallest building was radiant in gold and red.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

'LORD OF RINGS' TOPS OSCAR NOMINATIONS
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Here is a complete list of nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which were announced in Beverly Hills Friday by the Recording Academy:

U2 leads with eight Grammy nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Irish rockers U2 led the field with eight nominations for their best-selling album, "All That You Can't Leave Behind," when the Recording Academy announced the nominees Friday for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards.

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

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PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

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PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Steven Tyler
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Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico on March 26, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the frontman and lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is the father of actress Liv Tyler. He is also known as the "Demon of Screamin'" and is equally known for his on-stage acrobatics. During his high-energy performances, he usually dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand. In the 1970s, Tyler rose to prominence as the frontman of Aerosmith, which released such milestone hard rock albums as Toys in the Attic and Rocks. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Tyler had a heavy drug and alcohol addiction, and the band's popularity waned.

He completed drug rehabilitation in 1986 and has subsequently maintained sobriety for over 20 years, aside from an addiction to prescription painkillers in the late 2000s, for which he successfully received treatment in 2009. After Aerosmith launched a remarkable comeback in the late 1980s and early 1990s with the albums Permanent Vacation, Pump, and Get a Grip, Tyler became a household name and has remained a relevant rock icon. As a result, he has since embarked on several solo endeavors including guest appearances on other artists' music as well as film and TV roles (including as a judge on American Idol). However, he has continued to record music and perform with Aerosmith, after more than 41 years in the band. He is included among Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers. He was also ranked 3rd on Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. In 2001 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Aerosmith, and he was the presenter when AC/DC was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.

Steven Victor Tallarico was born March 26, 1948 in Yonkers, New York, the son of Susan (née Blancha), a secretary, and Victor A. Tallarico, a classical musician and pianist. His father was of Italian and German descent and his mother was of Polish, Russian and English ancestry (his maternal grandfather had changed his surname from "Czarnyszewicz" to "Blancha"). Tyler has stated that he grew up "under his father's piano", and that from what his father played, he got "that emotional thing" that he has with music. When he was sixteen, he formed his first band, called The Strangeurs, later changed to Chain Reaction, where he was the drummer, and later the lead singer. Tyler also had been part of a few local bands, like William Proud and The Left Banke. He was expelled from Roosevelt High School due to his drug use. He graduated from the Leonard Quintano for Young Professionals School in 1967. He attended Woodstock with Joe Perry and Joey Kramer, his future Aerosmith bandmates.

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