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Steven Tyler releases song from 'Sin City' soundtrack

Steven Tyler releases song from 'Sin City' soundtrack

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler took to Twitter Tuesday to unveil a new song he recorded for the "Sin City" soundtrack.
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Steven Tyler records voicemail for fan

Steven Tyler records voicemail for fan

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Mary, of Winston Salem, N.C., went to a taping of Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show," only to leave with an outgoing voicemail message recorded by Steven Tyler.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
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Music industry honors Carole King as MusiCares person of year

Music industry honors Carole King as MusiCares person of year

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- LeAnn Rimes, Steven Tyler and Alicia Keys paid tribute to Carole King by belting out tunes from the singer's songbook for the MusiCares gala in Los Angeles. 
Steven Tyler to judge, perform at Miss Universe pageant

Steven Tyler to judge, perform at Miss Universe pageant

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Singer Steven Tyler, skater Tara Lipinski and supermodel Carol Alt are to serve as judges at the 2013 Miss Universe competition in Moscow, organizers said.

Ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Sorum gets married

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum married singer-dancer Adriane "Ace" Harper this weekend in California, Sorum's spokesman says.
Carole King named MusiCares 2014 Person of the Year

Carole King named MusiCares 2014 Person of the Year

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Carole King is to be honored as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year at a benefit gala dinner and concert in Los Angeles this winter.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
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Steven Tyler does' 'Idol' in drag

Steven Tyler does' 'Idol' in drag

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- "American Idol" judges said they weren't fooled when former judge Steven Tyler took the stage in drag during this week's auditions for talent show in Oklahoma.
Stars turn out for Sandy telethon

Stars turn out for Sandy telethon

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Native New Yorker Christina Aguilera opened Friday night's telethon by assuring victims of Hurricane Sandy they aren't alone and won't be forgotten.

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Report: Steven Tyler and Erin Brady split

Report: Steven Tyler and Erin Brady split

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Rocker Steven Tyler has ended his engagement to his longtime girlfriend, Erin Brady, a source close to the couple told the New York Post.

Minaj, Urban take 'Idol' judging seats

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Rapper Nicki Minaj and country star Keith Urban will join Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey as judges on the 12th season of "American Idol," Fox Broadcasting said.
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Jackson to remain 'Idol' judge

Jackson to remain 'Idol' judge

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Randy Jackson will return as a judge for Season 12 of "American Idol" after weeks of rumors claiming he would shift into a mentor position.
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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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