Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico; March 26, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the energetic frontman of the Boston based rock band Aerosmith. In the 1970s, Aerosmith rose to prominence with the release of such milestone hard rock albums as Toys In The Attic and Rocks. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Tyler had a heavy drug and alcohol addiction, and the band's popularity waned. He completed drug rehabilitation in 1986 and Aerosmith launched its comeback with the albums Permanent Vacation, Pump and Get A Grip. Tyler has remained a relevant rock icon and has embarked on several solo endeavours including guest appearances on other artists' music, film and TV roles, authoring a bestselling book, and solo work as well as continuing to record and perform with Aerosmith, after more than 43 years in the band. Tyler is included among Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers and was ranked 3rd on Hit Parader’s Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Aerosmith, and in 2013, Tyler and his song writing partner, Joe Perry, received the ASCAP Founders Award and were inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.