Steven Tyler was born Steven Tallarico in Manhattan on March 26, 1948. Susan Ray, a secretary, and Victor Tallarico, a musician and pianist, were his parents. Tyler’s love of music developed early in life, thanks to his father, a classical musician.
He was expelled from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers due to drug use. Quintano’s School for Young Professionals afterwards awarded him a diploma.
Tyler became acquaintances with musicians who would later form the band Aerosmith when he relocated to Boston in the late 1960s. Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Ray Tabano, and Joe Kramer were among the musicians he met.
Tyler joined Aerosmith in 1969 as the frontman and lead singer, and the band was signed to Columbia Records in 1972. Aerosmith released their first self-titled album the following year. “Dream On” was merely a small clue at the time, but it went on to become one of their signature songs.
Aerosmith’s third and fourth albums, Toys in the Attic (1975) and Rocks in the Attic (1976), brought them economic success and popularity (1976). “Sweet Emotion,” the band’s first mainstream Top 40 hit, was released in 1975.
They re-released “Dream On” in 1976, knowing it was still a sleeper smash, and it reached to No. 6 on the charts. Later that year, they had another smash hit with “Walk This Way.” They had headlined stadiums and major music festivals by 1976.
However, towards the end of the decade, the band had begun to disintegrate. Tyler and Perry have a history of using heroin and other stimulants.
Tyler maintained recruiting new musicians to keep the band together when Perry and Whitford left for other endeavors, but he was wounded in a motorbike accident and was unable to travel for the majority of 1981.
Tyler cleaned up his act after a long spell in rehab in the mid-1980s and reformed a band. In 1987, they released Permanent Vacation, which had “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” and two years later, “Pump,” which included the now-classics “Love in an Elevator” and “Janie’s Got a Gun.”
Aerosmith owes their continued appeal to the MTV frenzy among youths, as seen by tracks like “Cryin’,” “Crazy,” and “Livin’ on the Edge” from their 1993 album Get a Grip.
Aerosmith continued to sell records and sell out enormous tours throughout the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s, despite not being able to chart as high as they once did. Aerosmith has issued fifteen studio albums, nine of which have been certified platinum or multi-platinum.
Eight tracks have charted in the top ten of the US Billboard 100, with I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing reaching the coveted #1 place in 1998.
Aerosmith has received seven American Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, four Grammy Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards over the years. With their admission into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a performance at Super Bowl XXXV, Aerosmith gained even more fame.
Tyler is also recognized for his collaborations with artists such as Run D.M.C. (for the Walk This Way version), Alice Cooper, Pink, Eminem (for The Eminem Show, which has sold over 19 million copies worldwide), and world-renowned trumpeter Chris Botti. In July 2016, he released “We’re All Somebody from Somewhere,” his first solo country album.
Tyler has been in various films and television shows, including Wayne’s World 2, The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, and Two and a Half Men, in addition to a long and outstanding musical career.
Tyler founded Dirico Motorcycles in 2007 after combining creative design skills with inventor/engineer Mark Dirico. For two seasons, he served as a judge on American Idol. Tyler also wrote a book in 2011 called Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?
Tyler dated fashion model Bebe Buell, with whom he had his daughter Liv Tyler, who was born in 1977. Liv has also established herself as a prominent actor, producer, and singer in the entertainment industry.
Through Liv’s marriage to Royston Langdon, Tyler has three grandkids. From 1978 to 1987, Steven was married to Cyndria Foxe. Foxe passed away in 2002 from brain cancer. Tyler married Teresa Barrick, a fashion designer, in 1988.
They divorced in January 2006 after having a daughter and a boy. Tyler Brady proposed to Erin Brady in December 2011, however the couple broke up in January 2013.
Tyler, then 27 years old, persuaded Julia Holcomb’s parents to give over guardianship to him so that they could live together in Boston in 1975. They were together for three years.
Due to a house fire, Holcomb became pregnant and had an abortion; her parents were concerned that the smoke from the fire, as well as the medicines she was taking at the time, might cause birth problems.
The artist has had health problems his entire life, not all of which were caused by years of heavy drug usage. Tyler had throat surgery in 2006 after a concert in Florida to repair a damaged blood artery in his throat.
All remaining Aerosmith tour dates in the United States have been canceled. He announced the same year that he was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2003 and had had rigorous treatment. He had three leg surgery in 2008 to repair foot injury.
Tyler founded “Janie’s Fund” in 2015 to provide assistance, safety, and counseling to female abuse victims. Since the organization’s inception, he has raised over $2.4 million for it. In 2017, Janie’s House, a live-in shelter for victims of domestic violence, opened in Atlanta.
Steven Tyler is a $150 million dollar net worth American rock musician. He is most known for being a founding member and main singer of Aerosmith, one of the most successful bands in history.