Report: Steven Tyler checks into rehab

Report: Steven Tyler checks into rehab

PASADENA, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker Steven Tyler has checked himself into a rehab facility where he is undergoing treatment for substance abuse, TMZ.com said Wednesday.
Liv Tyler, Royston Langdon split up

Liv Tyler, Royston Langdon split up

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- Liv Tyler's representative has confirmed the U.S. actress and her British recording artist husband Royston Langdon have separated.

J. Lo, Baby Bash sing on new Santana CD

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez and Baby Bash have collaborated with Carlos Santana on the new song, "This Boy's Fire," for the upcoming U.S. album, "Ultimate Santana."

Waits, GM settle voice impersonation suit

FRANKFURT, Germany, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Tom Waits settled his German lawsuit filed against General Motors' German division and its ad agency he said impersonated his voice in overseas ads.

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Bottled oxygen newest fashion accessory

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Touting such benefits as improved concentration and stopping hangovers, Oxia pure oxygen canisters are becoming a major trend in New York.

Stephen Tyler has hepatitis C

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Rock legend and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler revealed that he has been fighting a secret battle with hepatitis C.

Hamilton to join Aerosmith tour in October

BOSTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton, recovering from a seven-week course of radiation treatment for throat cancer, plans to join the band's tour in mid-October.

'Monday Night Football' moves to ESPN

PASADENA, Calif., July 13 (UPI) -- "Monday Night Football" changes channels this fall, moving to cable after 36 years as a staple of the ABC lineup.

Aerosmith tour off, Tyler surgery on

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- After a string of last minute cancellations, Aerosmith Wednesday ended its tour so vocalist Steven Tyler can undergo throat surgery.

Aerosmith forced to cancel Kentucky show

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 8 (UPI) -- A mystery illness reportedly caused rockers Aerosmith to cancel the group's Lexington, Ky., concert just two hours before showtime. The concert was called off about 15 minutes before band was due to land at the local airport Tuesday night, the Lexington (

Springsteen, Coldplay to play Grammys

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay and Sugarland were added Thursday to the list of performers for the 48th annual Grammy Awards. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences also announced a tribute to Sly & the Family Stone by Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and

Hits compilation head up albums chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The 20th installment of the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" series holds this week's the top spot on The Billboard 200 albums chart.

Santana grateful to all-star helpers

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Carlos Santana feels nothing but gratitude for the people who help him make his music these days.

Santana lines up stellar guests for album

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Guitarist Carlos Santana has lined up another impressive list of guests for his newest album, including Joss Stone, Steven Tyler and Kirk Hammett.
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Steven Tyler
BSP2002082001 - BRISTOW, Va., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith, performs on Aug. 20, 2002, at Nissan Pavilion, in Bristow, Virginia. rlw/Jacquie Kubin UPI

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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