DOB: March 26, 1948
Where: Yonkers, New York
Genres: hard rock, heavy metal, blues-rock
Occupations: singer-songwriter, musician, actor, talent judge
Instruments: vocals, harmonica, piano, percussion, maracas, bass, guitar, mandolin, flute, mellotron, hammered dulcimer, saxophone, drums
Years Active: 1964-present
|Actually, now that I think about it, he's actually better looking than Mick Jagger. Jeez, what on earth was I ever thinking? Mick was cuter younger. Now, yikes!!|
-Best known as the front man for Boston, Massachusetts-based band Aerosmith.
-His nicknames include "Demon of Screamin'", due to the fact he usually yells/screams in his songs, and also his high vocal range.
-On stage, he is like an acrobat, because he is constantly jumping off some platform or swinging on some swing flying around.
-When he performs, he usually dons some kind of brightly colored outfit, singing into a scarf draped microphone.
-In the 1970s, he rose to fame as the front man for this band.
-In the 1970s and 1980s, due to his heavy drug and alcohol use, the band's popularity dropped.
-In 1986, completed drug rehab and has been clean and sober ever since, except for a slight relapse in the late 2000s, when he developed an addiction to pain killers, which he got off addiction to in 2009.
-In 2001, he, along with Aerosmith, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was the presenter when AC/DC was inducted in 2003.
-Recently, he has been seen as a judge on the popular singing show American Idol. He replaced cold, arrogant, talentless judge Simon Cowell. Tyler is said to be a little more sweet, compassionate and understanding of the people on the show.
-Born to Susan Blancha, a secretary and Victor Tallarico, a classical musician and pianist. Father was of German and Italian descent and mother was of Cherokee and Ukranian descent.
-His first band was called The Strangeurs, and was said to resemble The Rolling Stones in alot of ways, not to mention Tyler, when he was younger, was said to have closely resembled Stones front man Mick Jagger. Also, when he was younger, Tyler and his friends decided to try and get a picture with Jagger outside the hotel The Stones were staying at in New York during their 1965 tour of America. The band changed names to Chain Reaction when they found out that the name The Strangers was already taken.
-High school was just not for Tyler. He was expelled from Roosevelt High School because of his drug use. In 1967, he graduated from the Leonard Quintano for Young Professionals School.
-Attended Woodstock with future Aerosmith band members Joe Perry and Joey Kramer.
-In 1969, Tyler attended a concert in Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire, where he met future Aerosmith members Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton, who were playing in a band called The Jam Band. In 1970, they all decided to form a band together. They added Ray Tabano, a childhood friend of Tyler's as another guitarist and moved to Boston. In 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford.
-In 1971, they began working with New York music managers David Krebs and Steve Leber. Leber says he describes the band as "the closest thing I've ever seen to The Rolling Stones".
-The album that broke Aerosmith in the rock music market was their 1975 album Toys in the Attic and their 1976 album Rocks.
|With Bebe Buell|
-He also made an acting debut. In 1978's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, he, along with his fellow Aerosmith friends, played The Future Villain Band. They also recorded their version of "Come Together" which was originally done by The Beatles
-By 1987, Aerosmith was rising to the tops of the charts once more, with singles like "Dude(Looks Like a Lady)", "Angel" "Rag Doll" on their album Permanent Vacation. After that, Pump got released. This had the songs "Love in an Elevator" "Janie's Got a Gun", which was considered highly controversial at the time due to it's content of sexual abuse. According to some, Tyler had to change a lyric in the song because it had the word rape in it. The song could not get radio airplay if the word rape was in it. The line is originally "he raped a little baby, the man has got to be insane", so he had to change it to "he jacked a little baby". "The Other Side" was also on this album.
-In 1990, Tyler and Aerosmith appeared on the Saturday Night Live skit "Wayne's World", which featured Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, 2 hard rock music fans who run a TV show out of his mom's basement. In 1991, they were featured in an episode of The Simpsons, titles "Flaming Moe's", about where Moe the Bartender discovers a new drink invented by Homer. Also that year, they released their Pandora's Box album. Their producer, John Kalodner, thought that Tyler had become a sex addict due to the very sexually profane lyrics in some of the songs on this album.
|Wayne's World 2, as themselves.|
-In 1998, they recorded the song "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" which would be their #1 hit in a long time, and would also be featured on the soundtrack for the movie Armageddon, in which his daughter Liv appeared.
-In 2003, he received an honorary degree from the Berkee College of Music, and in 2005, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He appeared in the 2004 film The Polar Express, appearing as an elf who sings "Rocking on Top of the World" along side elves who look dead on Aerosmith
-On July 14, 2008, Tyler's mother Susan Rey Tallarico died at 84. 4 days later on July 18, 2008, he appeared with Billy Joel to perform a concert, the last one, at Shea Stadium.
-On Sept. 22, 2010, it was announced that Tyler would be joining the panel of judges on American Idol.
-Had a brief relationship with fashion model Bebe Buell, who is the mother of daughter Liv Tyler. Buell originally said Liv's father was Todd Rundgren, to protect her from Tyler's drug addiction. Tyler has one grandson, Milo William Langdon, born to daughter Liv Tyler and British musician Royston Langdon on Dec. 14, 2004 in NYC
-In 1978, married Cyrinda Foxe, who was the girlfriend of New York Dolls front man David Johansen, and also the mother of daughter Mia Tyler.
-On May 28, 1988, he married a clothing designer named Teresa Barrick. Thye have a daughter named Chelsea Anna Tallarico and a son named Taj Monroe Tallarico. In January 2006, they divorced and since then, he has been seeing a woman named Erin Brady and got enggaged to her in Dec. 2011.
-On March 22, 2006, he went under the knife to have corrective surgery done on his throat to repair a ruptured blood vessel in his throat.