Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler will be featured this weekend on the Reelz network’s latest doc-series, Frontmen. The episode, which airs on Saturday (December 11th) at 8 pm ET, gives a warts-and-all look at Tyler’s life and career — including the many pitfalls which befell him due to substance abuse.
Upcoming Frontmen episodes will feature David Lee Roth, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson, and Ozzy Osbourne. Check your local listings for stations and times.
According to the show’s press release:
As part of Aerosmith, Steve Tyler was one of the most iconic, bombastic, charismatic frontmen. He saw major chart success with hits like ‘Dream On,’ ‘Walk This Way,’ and ‘Love In An Elevator.’ They sold 70 million more albums than any other heavy rock band in U.S. history.
But despite phenomenal success, time and time again his career nose-dived into a death spiral with drug and alcohol addiction almost killing him — yet every time he fell, he came back even bigger and better than before. The story of the man with self-confessed ‘lead singer’s disease’ is told by some of the people that know Steven Tyler the best.
DID YOU KNOW???
- Aerosmith have just received new gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America.
- 1975’s Toys In The Attic now certified at nine-times platinum; and latter-day singles all received new certifications — “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” (five-times platinum), “Sweet Emotion” (three-times platinum), “Walk This Way” (platinum), “Jaded” (gold) and “Pink” (gold).
- Release as part of Record Store Day is Aerosmith‘s 1971: The Road Starts Hear.
- The vinyl set features the pre-fame version of the group in its Boston rehearsal space tackling eight tunes — including early takes of their signature classics “Dream On” and “Mama Kin.”
- 1971: The Road Starts Hear will be limited to only 10,000 vinyl copies and 2,000 cassettes.
- The tracklisting to Aerosmith’s ‘1971: The Road Starts Hear’ is:
- Side One: “Rehearsal Room,” “Somebody,” and “Reefer Headed Woman / Walkin’ The Dog”
- Side Two: “Movin’ Out,” “Major Barbra,” “Dream On,” and “Mama Kin”
CHECK IT OUT: Aerosmith performing “Come Together” in 1978’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band movie: