Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler


3/26/1948, Yonkers, New York U.S.A.

Birth Name

Stephen Victor Tallarico



Also Known As

Stephen Tyler, Stephen Victor Tallarico
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Many would agree that one of rock's all-time charismatic and entertaining frontman would have to be Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. Born Steven Victor Tallarico on March 26, 1948 (just outside New York City in Yonkers), he began playing drums at an early age, but eventually switched to vocals after…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2011, Steven was nominated an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program playing The Mad Hatter on Wonder Pets!: Adventures in Wonderland.

    • In June 2008 Steven checked himself into a rehab facility to enable him to heal quicker following a series of surgeries and post-operative physical therapy to correct long-time foot injuries resulting from his athletic performances on stage.

    • Steven met Joe Perry as a teenager, while Joe working at a ice cream parlour. The two started to play music together, and picked up a bassist, named Tom Hamilton, and a second guitarist, Ray Tabano. This was the original line-up of Aerosmith.

    • Steven wears a cross around his neck, which holds a small knife inside.

    • Steve made a guest appearance on Lizzie McGuire as Santa.

    • On October 14, 2006 Steve sang God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch at Game #3 of the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

    • In 2006, Steve made a cameo appearance in the sitcom, Two and a Half Men. The episode title is Who's Vod Kanockers.

    • In 2005, Steve performed the vocals on Santana's song Just Feel Better.

    • Aerosmith were voted the 57th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.

    • When Steve was a teenager he worked part time in a bakery.

    • In March 2001, Steve, along with Aerosmith, were inducted into the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame by Kid Rock.

    • Asked what he would like on his gravestone, Steve has said: Here lies Tyler, the Demon of Screamin, who never woke up from the dream he was dreamin, until one day he drank some magic potion, now all that's left is sweet emotion.

    • In 2004, Steve sang the American national anthem at the opening game of the World Series.

    • Steve's cousin, Tommy Tallarico, is a composer for music in video games.

    • On July 4, 2006, Steve & Joe Perry, performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra for their July 4th concert.

    • Steven's father was part Italian and German, while his mother was part Russian and Native American (Cherokee).

    • In 1988, Steve married clothing designer Teresa Barrick, and fathered two children: a daughter, Chelsea Anna Tallarico, and a son, Taj Monroe Tallarico. The couple divorced in January 2006.

    • In 1997, Steve's 2nd wife, Cyrinda Foxe, published the book Dream On, a memoir of life with Steve. Cyrinda passed away from brain cancer in 2002.

    • In 1978, Steve married model Cyrinda Foxe, with whom he fathered model Mia Tyler. Steve and Cyrinda divorced in 1988.

    • In 1976, Steve had an affair with model Bebe Buell, during which he fathered actress Liv Tyler. Bebe initially claimed that her father was Todd Rundgren to protect Liv from Steve's then drug addiction.

    • On 27 May, 2001, at the 85th Indianapolis 500, Steve sang the national anthem of the USA. He replaced "home of the brave'" with "home of the Indianapolis 500." He apologised immediately following the incident.

    • In 2003, Steve received an honorary degree from the Berklee College of Music.

    • In 2005, Steve received an honorary doctorate from the University of Massachusetts.

    • Steven met Joe Perry as a teen, while working at a ice cream parlour. The two started to play music together, and picked up a bassist, named Tom Hamilton, and a second guitarist, Ray Tabano. This was the original lineup of Aerosmith.

    • Steven is credited with giving Alicia Silverstone her break into acting, when he chose her as the star of three of Aerosmith's biggest videos in the mid 90's.

    • Steve, along with fellow Aerosmith member, Joe Perry, and other partners, were co-owners of Mount Blue, a restaurant in Norwell, Massachusetts. Both Steve and Joe sold their interest in Mount Blue in September 2006.

    • Steven underwent throat surgery on March 22, 2006 to correct a popped blood vessel in his throat. The surgery was a success and after a few weeks of rest, he went back into the studio to record.

    • Steven re-married Teresa Barrick, a clothing designer, and they had two children together. Chelsea Anna Tallarico, and Taj Monroe Tallarico. The two seperated again in in February, 2005. The divorce was official in January 2006.

    • Steven married Cyrinda Foxe, an ex-model of Andy Warhol's, and fathered his second daughter, plus-sized model Mia Tyler. The two divorced in 1988, and she went on to publish Dream On, a book about her life with Steven. Cyrinda passed away from brain Cancer in 2002.

    • Steven started to date fashion model Bebe Buell in 1976. During that time, he fathered actress Liv tyler, but was unaware. Bebe let everyone think that Liv's father was legendary rocker Todd Rundgren. She claimed she hid the truth to protect Liv from her father's drug abuse. The father and daughter now have a relationship.

    • Steven's song Walk This Way was inspired by the line from Mel Brooks' 1974 comedy, Young Frankenstein.

    • Steven and his guitar player from Aerosmith, Joe Perry are great friends, and used to be known as the 'Toxic Twins', for their obvious intake of heroin and methamphetamines. Both men have now been clean and sober for over twenty years.

    • Steven used to bring a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey up on stage for him to drink during shows, but has since quit drinking, so has replaced it with water.

    • Steven grew up in New York, and bussed tables at a deli & worked in a bakery after school to make money.

    • In 1981, Steve split open his heel after a motorcycle accident where he crashed into a tree.

    • Steven is known in the rock & roll world, as the 'Demon of Screamin'.

    • Steven is known for his large lips and mouth, and for his many colorful scarves that he has tied around his microphone stand while performing.

    • In 2006, it was revealed Steven had been battling hepatitis C for the past three years, but was gradually getting better after treatment that included a year of chemotherapy.

    • Steven is the father of actress Liv Tyler and model Mia Tyler.

    • Steven is of Italian and German heritage on his father's side and Cherokee and Russian on his mother's side.

    • Steven, along with Aerosmith, were voted the 57th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.

    • In 2005, Steven received an honorary doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

    • Steve sang the National Anthem at the 85th Indianapolis 500,on 27 May, 2001. He replaced the words, "home of the brave" with "home of the Indianapolis 500." He came under much criticism for this and immediately apologized.

    • In 2003, Steve received an honorary degree from Berklee College of Music.

    • In March 2001, Steve was inducted into the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame, along with Aerosmith by Kid Rock.

    • Steven is 5 feet, 9½ inches tall. (1.77 m)

    • Steven is the lead singer for the rock band Aerosmith.

    • On many occasions, Steve has declared South Park as his favorite television show.

  • Quotes

    • Steven: (on checking into a rehab facility to heal after a series of surgeries to correct long-time foot injuries) The doctors told me the pain in my feet could be corrected but it would require a few surgeries over time. The 'foot repair' pain was intense, greater than I'd anticipated. The months of rehabilitative care and the painful strain of physical therapy were traumatic. I really needed a safe environment to recuperate where I could shut off my phone and get back on my feet. Make no mistake, AEROSMITH has no plans to stop rocking. There's a new album to record, then another tour.

    • Steve: Of all the things I ever lost I miss my mind the most.

    • Steve: The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.

    • Steve: (on why he became sober) Liv is possibly the biggest reason for me changing the way I lived. She is a dream daughter. When she was very young I wasn't sure whether I was the father but, by the time she was eight, I knew for sure. I saw my features in hers and I cried. I started seeing her a lot and I think her mother had alluded to the fact I was her dad. I just said to her, 'Liv, there's something I want to tell you. I'm your Daddy.' It was one of the most emotional moments of my life and I just stood there crying like a baby while she shouted, 'I knew it, I knew it.' I love her more than anything and have a great relationship with her. We can talk about anything.

    • Steven: My daughters are beautiful, I am one proud papa. I am also a grandpa now...check THAT out, a grandfather, strange how life works, one day you are in a haze, the next you are a family man.

    • Steven: I guess I'm just not the marrying type, it has been proven time and time again. It's not that I am not capable of loving another person, I am...but spending our lives together, that's where I run into trouble.

    • Steven: Ya think that the whiskey tastes good? Try a big cup of sobriety, now that is the good stuff!

    • Steven: The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.

  • Stephen Tyler

    Stephen Tyler did a real good job with his own rendition of "I Love Trash" featured on the CD "Elmopalooza". When i first heard the song, i started to sing along with it. It's a tight song that was performed perfectly. He caught the attention of many people with it. I recommend that song to everyone.