Related Artists

Steven Tyler News


Home > Music > T > Tyler, Steven > News



Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Tyler & More Celebs Attend 'Dark Shadows' Premiere

May 8th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Johnny Depp
Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" hits theaters on Friday, and several celebrities attended the red carpet premiere in Los Angeles on Monday.

The film centers on an imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), who is set free and returns to his ancestral home in the 1970s.

Depp wore a brown suit that matched his hair, and he accesorized with several necklaces (we can't expect him ever to go the traditional route with a tie.)

Aerosmith rocker and "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler also wore several chains around his neck. But all eyes were drawn to his funky bellbottom pants.

Michelle ...
READ MORE

Steven Tyler Mentors Rock Wannabes At Playboy Mansion

May 7th, 2012 3:53pm EDT
Steven Tyler
Legendary seducer of women Steven Tyler made his first-ever trip to the Playboy Mansion on Saturday as part of a rock bootcamp program.

The Aerosmith star admits he was too busy "getting high" during the band's heyday to visit Hugh Hefner's iconic home, but he was only too happy to attend the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp at the venue over the weekend.

Tyler served as mentor to the rock wannabes and tells Rolling Stone, "I just dared them all to learn an Aerosmith song to see how good they can do it.

"If they do it good, which I'm sure they will, I'm gonna pick the best group of them all, w...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: Skylar Laine Goes Home + Final 4 Power Rankings

May 4th, 2012 11:00am EDT
American Idol - Skylar Goes Home
I guess country isn’t for the whole country. I’ve been working under the assumption all year that Skylar was a real contender mostly due to her musical genre: Country/Western. We’ve seen for the last few years that even the most middling of country singers can make deep runs in this show. (See: Alain, Lauren).

I thought this year, Skylar was set to be that Nashville Nobody, but it seems America grew tired of her amateurish twang after awhile and she bit the dust because of it.

All I can say is, America got it right. Of the remaining contestants (In the non-Phillip Phillips Division, but h...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: Joshua Ledet Stuns Again

May 3rd, 2012 10:03am EDT
American Idol - Joshua Ledet Stuns Again
Until they stop with these ridiculous duets and trios and whatevers that I will not mention any further, I am protesting by not writing an intro. I’m sure you’re heartbroken.

And…on with the show!

Hollie Cavanagh’s First Song: “River Deep, Mountain High” by Ike and Tina Turner

Steven Said: The first time I heard you step out and use your blues.

J-Lo Said: It was a different type of Hollie tonight.

Randy Said: You guys loved it? I loved it too!

The Verdict:

Here’s just a miserable song choice. Hollie decided to go with something upbeat and soulful. Something that requires energy and v...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: Elise Testone Goes Home + Final 5 Power Rankings

April 27th, 2012 9:10am EDT
Elise Testone is eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL
It’s rare that a contestant commits the three mortal sins of ‘Idol’. In the world of shilling for America’s votes, there are three ways to fall into the doghouse. Three separate kisses of death that have seen many an ‘Idol’ contestant along their melancholy way to the strains of whatever former contestant the producers have chosen for that season.

They are:

Talk back to the judges – Time and time again we’ve seen those that complain go home. It’s always best to just smile and nod.

Pick the wrong song – A surefire way to get voted off. Picking an obscure song, one that doesn’t match your ...
READ MORE

Sick Ryan Seacrest Almost Missed First 'American Idol' In 11 Years

April 26th, 2012 2:03pm EDT
Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest is a professional, so viewers probably didn't realize he was sick as a dog last night while hosting American Idol. There was talk that Ryan could miss his first American Idol show in eleven years!

Seacrest reportedly came down with a stomach bug two days ago and had been throwing up ever since. In fact, sources tell TMZ that the host was sporting an IV in his arm. Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe was prepared to step in as host, and even led the dress rehearsal earlier in the day. There was also word that they told Cat Deeley to be on call if they needed her.

That said, Seac...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: Joshua Ledet Brings His 'A' Game On Queen Night

April 26th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Josh Ledet performs on AMERICAN IDOL
Wither Jimmy? If there’s one thing about this ‘Idol’ season that’s been universally great, it’s been anything involving Jimmy Iovine. He may have been getting his sealegs ready last year, but this year he can almost walk on water with his insightful criticisms, the boffo mentoring segments and his ability to make everybody better.

So why take him out? Why leave him off the show in favor of the ‘Idols’ cracking on each other? I don’t understand it at all. Maybe we’ll find out tomorrow that he was previously committed. And if not, I think the producers need to be committed for taking him off...
READ MORE

Carrie Underwood And Miranda Lambert Dominate 2012 CMT Music Award Nominations

April 23rd, 2012 2:47pm EDT
Carrie Underwood
Country music stars Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert look set to dominate the 2012 CMT Music Awards after landing a combined total of nine nominations.

American Idol winner Underwood leads the pack with five nods - her song Good Girl will go head-to-head with Lambert's Over You for Video and Female Video of the Year, and her unlikely duet with rocker Steven Tyler during a pre-Super Bowl party also earned her a mention in the CMT Performance of the Year category.

The Male Video of the Year will be a battle between the likes of Keith Urban (Long Hot Summer), Jason Aldean (Dirt Road An...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: Some Ups And Downs As Joshua Ledet, Jessica Sanchez And Phillip Phillips Standout

April 19th, 2012 7:16am EDT
Hollie Cavanaugh performs on AMERICAN IDOL
14 songs. 14 songs! By my count, that’s a record for ‘Idol’. Granted, my count includes no research, no basis and really no thought. Just Ryan’s telling me that it’s so.

Still. 14 songs! Not even time for a guest mentor. Not even time for any pre-packaged videos. Not much time for anything other than singing and a cool ‘Soul Train’ tribute. Thankfully.

And We don’t have any time to waste. Let’s just get right to it, shall we?

Hollie Cavanagh’s First Song: “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele

Steven Said: You finally did what all of America wanted you to do.

J-Lo Said: You felt every word of ...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: Jessica Sanchez Gets The Judges' Save

April 13th, 2012 9:19am EDT
Jessica Sanchez get saved by judges
This is the reason the judges’ save was invented. I’ve been piping all year that big-voiced singers like Jessica Sanchez always go home in a “shocker.” Every single year we have some major contender who ostensibly steals most shows only to go home early. It always happens and Jessica was the prime candidate in this age of young texting girls not voting for young singing girls.

She was spared though. Gloriously spared. She barely had to sing a note. Now we all get to wait for that moment where she goes home too early again, thanks to the texting girls.

Yes, Jessica’s unfair ouster was the ...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: The Idols Shine With Songs From The Last 3 Years

April 12th, 2012 9:39am EDT
Hollie Cavanagh, Joshua Ledet and Jessica Sanchez
Let’s get one thing straight. I can’t stand these duets and trios and whatever it is they’re doing. ‘Idol’ is bloated enough with its pre-taped packages, product placements and other nonsense that two hours is becoming drudgery. Now that they’ve added these non-judged little showcases to what is supposed to be a singing competition is a bit of a bloat too far.

So here’s the deal: We’re not talking about them anymore. We’re not mentioning them. Not discussing them. Not spending any time on them.

No, we’re not going to mention Phillip and Elise tarnishing that Gotye song we all love. We’re ...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: DeAndre Goes Home + Power Rankings

April 6th, 2012 9:00am EDT
DeAndre Brackensick eliminated
When I don’t predict it, I get it right. All year I’ve been saying that each results show would be DeAndre’s last. He never seemed to get traction, he was never very good, and he just didn’t stand out. I never saw him sticking around, yet, every week, he kept surviving.

Well, no more.

Fake Terence Trent D’Arby is finally hitting the road. Which means we no longer have to struggle to understand why J-Lo loves him so much and the other judges tolerate him. I never got DeAndre. I thought he was too young. Too inexperienced. Like he was a kid impersonating a soul singer. Because that’s what h...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: 80s Night Is All About Song Choice

April 5th, 2012 9:56am EDT
AMERICAN IDOL: Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet
Tonight the theme seemed to be song selection. Steve hammered it home. Jimmy was very concerned with it. It was on everybody’s minds. You’d think with the entire decade of the 80s to choose a song from, it’d be pretty easy to come up with the correct song.

Yet, it never seems to happen. It just never seems to happen. And when it does, it’s an exception to what should be a rule. I’m going to offer an easy primer on how to pick the right song.

It’s very simple. Listen to the track. Does the vocal stand out? Is it ever more about the rhythm, the instruments or anything like that than it is t...
READ MORE

Fan Meets Aerosmith By Hurling Prosthetic Limb Onstage

April 2nd, 2012 9:43am EDT
Aerosmith
Aerosmith star Joey Kramer has befriended a one-legged fan who hurled his prosthetic limb onstage at a gig in a desperate bid to meet the band.

The rocker admits he was so impressed with the guy's efforts to get the group's attention he put the leg on his drum riser and then insisted on saying hi to its owner after the show.

He tells WENN, "We were doing a general admission show. Everybody's hands were in the air and about 50 feet back there was a guy literally holding up his artificial leg. I waved at him and he passed it up and we put it on the drum riser.

"A few songs later my tech sa...
READ MORE

The Eagles To Be Honored By Berklee College

March 30th, 2012 11:46am EDT
Eagles
Iconic rockers The Eagles are to receive honorary degrees from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music.

The music school, based in Boston, Massachusetts, has awarded honorary doctorates to influential musical figures for over 40 years, with past recipients including Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, David Bowie and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.

This year's honorees are the Hotel California stars, as well as bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke.

They will receive their degrees at a ceremony on May 12th at Boston University's Agganis Arena.
READ MORE

'American Idol': Heejun Han Goes Home + Power Rankings

March 30th, 2012 10:00am EDT
AMERICAN IDOL: Heejun Han
And another favorite goes home. I’ve had such a terrible run with my favorites since I picked Kelly Clarkson as my favorite contestant in the first season. It’s been nothing but disaster since.

In my wake you’ll find the Anoops, the Carly Smithsons and the Gina Glockens of the world. Of course, you’ll also find my favorite contestant of all time: Molly DeWolf Swenson, who didn’t even make the live shows.

Yes, being my favorite has been cursed since I helped Kelly to a win in the first season, and now the end has come for my favorite this year: Heejun Han.

It’s kind of odd timing really a...
READ MORE

'American Idol': The Idols Pay Tribute To Their Idols

March 29th, 2012 9:39am EDT
Elise Testone performs Whole Lotta Love
Stevie Nicks. Singer. Artist. Legend. Creepiest ‘Idol’ mentor of all time. Stevie brought it all to the director’s chairs for her first stint in the ‘Idol’ mentor role. A lot of singing. Some crying. And an inate ability to make every contestants’ performance and song choice about herself. Exactly what you want from a narcissistic mentor.

But she brought an extra weird creep factor to the recording studio as well. She had the presence of a burnt-out college professor talking about how she was “there man” and the instability of that same professor’s mother.

I really didn’t know what she’d ...
READ MORE

Aerosmith Promotes New Tour - Steven Tyler & Tom Hamilton Ride A Green Trike & Rickshaw (Photos)

March 29th, 2012 8:34am EDT
Steven Tyler
Aerosmith (Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford) appeared at the Grove in Los Angeles yesterday to promote their new "Global Warming" tour.

Singer Tyler made a grand entrance by arriving in a green tricked out trike. Bassist Hamilton was carried in by a Japanese rickshaw.

The band is hitting the road for the first time since Tyler fell from a stage in 2009 for an 18-date tour with Cheap Trick. The three-month trek will kick off in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 16. They've also got a new album in the works, which they say will be out within three months.

...
READ MORE

Steven Tyler Celebrates 64th Birthday In Odd Beach Ensemble In Hawaii

March 27th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Steven Tyler
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler went to the beach in Maui, Hawaii, on his birthday yesterday. The "American Idol" judge sported blue painted fingernails and toenails, a striped bathing suit, tie-dyed shirt, and straw hat. He accessorized with rings, braclets and necklace.

The singer wanted to do some paddle boarding but decided the ocean was too choppy. He later went out with his family to celebrate his 64th birthday.

Aerosmith is planning an 18-date tour this summer. They haven't toured since Tyler fell from a stage in 2009.

Check out some more photos of Steven at the beach...
READ MORE

Aerosmith To Embark On Three-Month U.S. Summer Tour

March 26th, 2012 11:05pm EDT
Aerosmith
Aerosmith are to return to the road in America for the first time since frontman Steven Tyler fell from a stage in 2009, for an 18-date tour with veteran rockers Cheap Trick.

The Global Warming Tour dates were announced on Monday and will include stops at the Hollywood Bowl and the Nassau Coliseum in New York.

The three-month trek will kick off in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 16.

Aerosmith will play their hometown of Boston, Massachusetts on July 17.
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: Erika Van Pelt Goes Home + Power Rankings

March 23rd, 2012 9:30am EDT
AMERICAN IDOL: Erika Van Pelt is eliminated
Really, it all comes down to being memorable. Erika was the most non-descript contestant in this competition. Seriously, I didn’t realize she was on the show until every time she came up. Her being announced never elicited any sort of a response other than, “Oh, her.”

It’s tough to make anything last when vague recognition is your only calling card. Her voice was solid, she chose some good songs, she was certainly never bad. None of that matters though. If you don’t make an impact you’ve got no shot in this competition.

Think of all that came before her. The Sanjayas, the Kristy Lee Cooks...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: A Whole Lotta Good On Billy Joel Night

March 22nd, 2012 10:00am EDT
AMERICAN IDOL: Phillip Phillips performs on Billy Joel Night
What matters more? The singing or the preparation to sing? On this show, it seems like the latter is king. What is ostensibly America’s biggest singing competition has transformed this season into America’s Biggest Prep for a Singing Competition. Between the 2-minute coaching session with Jimmy Iovine and whatever half-awake superstar he has manning the director’s chair next to him and now Tommy Hilfiger primping the contestants for no apparent reason, this show has dedicated far more energy to the warm up than it does the act.

It gets a little frustrating for a couple of reasons. One: It ...
READ MORE

Steven Tyler Admits Aerosmith 'Said Too Much' In '60 Minutes' Interview

March 16th, 2012 4:45pm EDT
Aerosmith
Steven Tyler regrets some of the things he said about his Aerosmith bandmates in a candid news special on the band, which aired last weekend.

The singer accused his colleagues of riding his coattails, insisting his quest for perfection has helped them all become millionaire hitmakers, while his bandmates opened up about Tyler's cruel and mean tendencies, revealing the outrageous frontman is tough to work with at times.

But the most eye-opening part of the "60 Minutes" expose came when guitarist Joe Perry talked about his own tempestuous relationship with Tyler. The rocker said he tolerate...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: Shannon Goes Home + Power Rankings

March 16th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Shannon Magrane (center) is eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL
America continues to get it right. One of my big problems with ‘Idol’ is that the voters have a tendency to delay the inevitable. Like with Kristy Lee Cook, or the redheaded guy who looked like me, America seems to want to keep around people with no chance at winning.

That hasn’t been the case so far this year.

First, Jeremy Rosado, the overgrown bundle of nerves went home before he just came out and forgot to sing. This week, the girl who can’t sing, Shannon, mercifully got the boot.

This show is best when it becomes unpredictable, and the only way to do that is to start getting rid of ...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: Joshua Blows Them Away On Birth Year Songs Night

March 15th, 2012 9:33am EDT
AMERICAN IDOL: Josh Ledet performs
For me, the big story of last night was the ouster of Jermaine. Not his actually being voted off, but the fact that the producers decided to show his receiving the news on the show. People have been kicked off the show before, but nobody’s ever been shown getting the news on the show like it’s an episode of ‘Hard Knocks’ and they’re being cut from the team. So…weird.

As strange as that was, it’s even stranger the person who got kicked off the show because of a criminal record. Would you have ever put the gentle giant in your top ten of having a criminal record? I would have put Phillip (Mo...
READ MORE

Steven Tyler Says He Was 'Hurt' By Aerosmith Snub

March 12th, 2012 12:31pm EDT
Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler was "hurt" when his Aerosmith band mates failed to check up on him after he fell off stage during a show in 2009, accusing them of snubbing him for six months after the accident.

The singer fell from the stage at a concert in South Dakota and broke his left shoulder, prompting the rockers to cancel the rest of their North American tour. Tyler admits he was high on prescription drugs when the fall occurred and later checked himself into rehab to deal with his problems.

His bandmates were angry with him for ruining their tour plans and Tyler was devastated when no one called ...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: Jeremy Goes Home + Power Rankings

March 9th, 2012 9:16am EST
American Idol - Jeremy Goes Home
Through one show, I’m just about spot on. Maybe I’m good, or maybe it was just an easy week, but, for once, I completely called the bottom two and even this week’s castoff. Jeremy Rosado became the first finalist voted out, and it almost seemed like a mercy killing. This kid was way out of his depth here and appeared to be a nervous mess on stage. There was no reason to prolong the inevitable and America, and the judges, got this one right.

The rest of the results show was pretty much the standard results show. We got a mediocre performance from Lauren Alaina that once again underscored wh...
READ MORE

Steven Tyler May Be 'Cruel,' But He Got Aerosmith To Where They Are Today

March 9th, 2012 8:38am EST
Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler insists his meanness and his commitment to excellence have made Aerosmith the rock legends they are today.

In a hard-hitting new TV interview, which will air on news show "60 Minutes" on Sunday, the rocker-turned-"American Idol" judge admits he has been cruel to his bandmates at times - but his quest for perfection has helped them all become millionaire hitmakers.

When newswoman Lara Logan tells the singer what his bandmates said about him behind his back, Tyler accepts their criticisms, but adds, "I'm going to be big-headed right now, OK?. I think my perfectionism and my bus...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 13 Sing Stevie Wonder And Whitney Houston

March 8th, 2012 9:38am EST
AMERICAN IDOL: Phillip Phillips performs
Last night was ‘American Idol’s’ 400th show, and in honor of that, I’m going to list the top 400 contestants of all time. In order.

No. That’s not going to happen. But I am wondering where this cast of characters fits in with the other contestant pools from year’s past. There’s kind of a smattering of everything here. You’ve got some soul, some country, some rock/alternative, a nice mix. Normally we’ve seen a lot of pop or rock or something as a bit of a theme throughout the contestants. This year, it’s almost a clash of styles as much as it is singers. Something I think will be very inter...
READ MORE

'American Idol' Recap: Breaking Down The Top 13 With Idol Power Rankings

March 2nd, 2012 10:03am EST
'American Idol' Recap: Breaking Down the Top 13
Let me just start off by saying Enough with the Adele! Enough with the Adele! Look, I like Adele as much as the next guy. She’s got some great tunes on “21”, but after Brielle Von Hugel became the fourth top 24 contestant to sing Adele in three short nights, I’m really beginning to worry that this show is going to become the Adele Hour every single week. I mean on Wednesday two girls sang the exact same Adele song.

Okay, I got that off my chest. The top 13 were chosen last night in an unnecessarily long results show that saw six different contestants sing for their lives. I always like the...
READ MORE




LATEST SLIDESHOW