Steven Victor Tallarico (born March 26, 1948), known professionally as Steven Tyler, is an American singer, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, piano, and percussion. 

He is also known for his on-stage acrobatics. During his performances, Tyler usually dresses in colorful (and sometimes androgynous) outfits and makeup with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand.

In the 1970s, Tyler rose to prominence as the lead singer of Aerosmith, which released such hard rock albums as Toys in the Attic and Rocks, along with a string of hit singles, including "Dream On", "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way". By the late 1970s and early 1980s

Tyler had a heavy drug and alcohol addiction and the band's popularity waned. In 1986, Tyler completed drug rehabilitation and Aerosmith rose to prominence again when Tyler and Joe Perry joined Run-DMC for a re-make of "Walk This Way," which became a Top 5 hit. Aerosmith subsequently launched a comeback with the multi-platinum albums Permanent Vacation, Pump, Get a Grip and Nine Lives, which produced a combined thirteen Top 40 singles and won the band numerous awards.

In May, the band announced that the vocalist had voluntarily checked into a rehab facility.

“As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years,” Aerosmith wrote at the time. “After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery.”

“We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must cancel our first set of Las Vegas Residency dates this June and July while he focuses on his well-being,” they added.

Over the weekend, it was also confirmed that Linda Kramer, the wife of Aerosmith’s drummer Joey, has passed away aged 55. No cause of death was given.

An obituary in the Boston Herald reads: “Linda was the love of Joey’s life. He once described meeting Linda as ‘the biggest rush you ever had in your life.’ Friends and family have always noted that Joey and Linda were simply ‘inseparable.’ Linda loved Joey deeply and his wellbeing and happiness were her top priority.” Continue reading

Aerosmith’s ‘Deuces Are Wild’ Las Vegas residency is now set to kick off in September. It’s unknown if Kramer will be joining them. The dates are as follows: