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.
Steven Tyler, whose past addictions to drugs are well-documented, told us that writing his 2011 autobiography, Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?: A Rock N’ Roll Memoir, helped him see how his efforts to balance his career and family life sometimes proved too much to handle: “It’s been a fight between band lifestyle and marriage lifestyle and family lifestyle, and it’s been a real hard juggle making all those work. If you don’t think family is a full-time job, then try being in a band and having, y’know, four children. It made realize writing this book how hard it all was and why I maybe reached out to substances to make me feel good at the end of the day.”