Even if you do not know Steven Tyler by name, chances are that you have heard, and love one of his songs. Tyler is a popular American musician and frontman of the rock band, Aerosmith. Under his leadership, the band has dropped several platinum albums and evergreen songs such as the 1993 hit, I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing. In the song, Tyler belted out the unforgettable lyrics; “I don’t want to close my eyes, I don’t want to fall asleep cause I’d miss you baby and I don’t want to miss a thing.” Find out more about the rock icon including his professional career and net worth.
Who Is Steven Tyler and How Old Is He?
Steven Victor Tallarico was born on the 26th of March 1948 in Manhattan, New York. His father’s name was Victor Tallarico while his mother’s name was Susan Ray. The rock icon also has an elder sister named Lynda. Tyler grew up in various parts of New York and initially attended Roosevelt High School. He, however, dabbled into drug use and was later expelled. The singer thereafter enrolled at another school and completed his diploma there. Steven Tyler first fell in love with rock music when he was just a child. He, therefore, utilised any opportunity that he got to attend various rock concerts. During one of such concerts in 1969, Tyler met two other aspiring musicians namely guitarist – Joe Perry and bassist – Tom Hamilton. The trio later recruited two others, Joey Kramer (drummer) and Ray Tabano (guitarist), and Aerosmith was formed in 1970. The five men promptly moved out to Boston and spent the next two years performing at various night clubs.
Aerosmith got their big break in 1972 when they landed a recording deal with Columbia Records. The group would go on to drop a total of six albums, between 1973 and 1979, and all of it went platinum. Steven Tyler and his bandmates, however, experienced a slump in fortunes in the late 70s and early 80s. This was mostly due to substance abuse as well as the animosity between Tyler and Perry which made the latter leave the band entirely.
Joe Perry returned to Aerosmith in 1984 and the band basically cleaned up their act. They thereafter made their triumphant comeback in 1986; recording a rap version of their hit song, Walk This Way, with Run-DMC. Since this 1986 comeback, Tyler and his bandmates have gone on to drop not less than nine studio albums, five live albums, 12 compilation albums, and two Eps.
The group have also racked up numerous awards including the Grammy Award for best rock performance by a duo or group with vocals (4x), MTV VMA award for best metal/hard rock video (2x), MTV VMA award for best rock video (2x), Viewer’s Choice Award (2x), and the American Music Awards for favourite pop/rock band duo or group (3x). Aerosmith has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame while Tyler and Perry have been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
What Is His Net Worth?
Steven Tyler has a fortune estimated at a staggering $130 million. His significant wealth stems from his highly successful music career with Aerosmith. Aerosmith is the bestselling American hard rock band of all times; they have sold 70 million records in the U.S. alone and 80 million records worldwide. The band has also embarked on not less than 30 sold-out tours which have seen them play in various parts of the world including Latin America and Asia.
Steven Tyler believes in using his money, time and talent to assist others. The singer has performed at several charity benefits including the Boston Strong Concert for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Tyler is also the founder of a charity project known as Janie’s Fund. The fund provides assistance, shelter and medical care for young women who have suffered abuse.
Other Facts about Steven Tyler
– He has featured in commercials for companies such as GAP and Kia Motors.
– He has performed the U.S. anthem on several occasions including the 2001 Indianapolis 500, the 2004 World Series as well as the 2012 AFC Championship Game.
– The singer received an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2005.
– He served as a judge on American Idol from 2010 to 2012.
– Tyler has made cameo appearances on numerous TV shows including The Simpsons, Two and a Half Men, Top Gear and Hell’s Kitchen.
– He is also an author and released his autobiography, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? in 2011.