Steven Tyler is an American musician, actor, and television panelist best known as the high-energy, bombastic frontman for the popular rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays piano, harmonica, and percussion. He is referred to as the “Demon of Screamin” because of his wide vocal range and high screams. Aerosmith’s hit songs “Dream On,” “Walk This Way,” and “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” are still some of the most beloved tunes in the anthology of rock music.
Tyler cultivated a high level of popularity in the 1970s as the lead singer of Aerosmith, known for his colorful stage presence, wacky outfits, and on-stage acrobatics. Aerosmith released highly well-received albums throughout the 1970s such as Toys in the Attic and Rocks, as well as a long list of hit singles including “Dream On,” “Sweet Emotion,” and “Walk This Way.” During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Tyler struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, which lowered the band’s popularity. Tyler attended rehab in 1986, and afterwards joined Run-DMC for a re-make of “Walk This Way,” which hit the Top 5 charts.
Aerosmith saw a comeback in the late 1980s with multi-platinum albums Permanent Vacation, Pump, Get a Grip, and Nine Lives. These albums produced thirteen Top 40 hits, and the band launched several long, widely attended tours.
Since the 1980s, Tyler has become one of rock music’s most beloved icons, and has created a solo career for himself. During this time, Tyler worked with a variety of artists such as Santana, Alice Cooper, and Pink. He also appeared as a judge on American Idol and released a bestselling book.
Tyler is included in Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Singers, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Aerosmith in 2001. In 2016, Tyler released his debut solo album, We’re All Somebody from Somewhere. Tyler continues to perform, and is regularly booked for private parties and corporate entertainment events.