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									60 year old Rock Star

      Michelle Martinez
         Mrs. Clement
2nd   period Language Arts
  Letter to the reader

Dear Reader,

     My journey through this research project
has taught me a lot. I have learned much about
a rock legend, Steven Tyler, and have enjoyed
every minute of it.
     More because of who I am than who
Steven Tyler is, I have found myself reflecting
and comparing his life path to mine. I
appreciate the simplicity of my life and would
not wish the grueling pressure of the life of a
rock star on anyone.
     I found a plethora of information on the
man but presented only that which I felt
showed his humanness in the following paper.
I hope you enjoy!


Michelle Martinez
Researcher Extraordinaire

Aerosmith is one of the most successful rock bands in history. The band joined in 1970 in
New York City then quickly relocated to Boston where they created their first album, and
were signed on by Columbia records. They were paid $125,000 for one year! Not much
money these days...this band has seen a lot of change over the years!

Steven Tyler, lead singer for the band is now a sixty year old rock star. He continues to
perform and WOW! audiences world-wide.

                                                                                     American Music Award

Script of Steven Tyler’s entry to drug rehabilitation                                1991 Favorite Rock Band
Place: Las Encinas Hospital in Pasedena, California
Date: May 21, 2008

Rehab Counselor: Hello, Mr. Tyler. Welcome to Las Encinas. How are
you feeling?

Steven Tyler: I’m coming back to rehab after 20 years of sobriety...I’m              American Music Award
devastated, to say the least.
                                                                                     1994 Favorite Rock Band

Rehab Counselor: Don’t get too discouraged...20 years is a long time.
We know, at least, that you can be sober. We will work with you to know
what triggered your use...we are here to help you.

Steven Tyler: Right now I just want to sleep.

Rehab Counselor: First we will need to get your personal items                       American Music Award
processed. We do have to make sure you do not have any illegal or
inappropriate possessions.                                                           1998 Favorite Rock Band

Steven Tyler: Okay...I forgot how invasive and unnatural it is to be
processed...I feel like such a criminal.
Letter to the Liv I Love

                                                                                      American Music Award
                                           April 4, 1986
            Dear Liv,                                                                 1999 Favorite Rock Band
                    I am so glad your mom decided to tell us both
            that I am your dad. I know you have a strong spiritual
            bond with Todd, but I hope to be able to build a bond
            with you also.
                    I have not lived a life I am proud of, but I am
            going to try to start. I want you to be able to be proud
            that I am your dad.                                                       American Music Award

                                                                                      2000 Favorite Rock Band
                                           Love you,baby,
                                           Your dad

                                                                                      Grammy Award

ON TOUR                                                                               1990 Best Rock Performance

Aerosmith                                    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St Louis
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 7:30 PM           St Louis, MO

Aerosmith                                    Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 7:30 PM            East Troy, WI

Aerosmith                                    Comcast Center-MA

                                                                                      Grammy Award
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 7:30 PM             Mansfield, MA

Aerosmith with ZZ Top
Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 7:00 PM
                                             Nissan Pavilion
                                             Bristow, VA
                                                                                      1994 Best Rock Performance

Aerosmith with ZZ Top                        Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 7:00 PM           Burgettstown, PA

Aerosmith with ZZ Top                        Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 7:30 PM              Wantagh, NY

Aerosmith with ZZ Top                        Mohegan Sun Arena
Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 7:30 PM              Uncasville, CT
                                                                                      Grammy Award

                                                                                      1995 Best Rock Performance
A Month in the Life of a             Rock Star...
It’s no wonder to me that the lives of rock stars seem to be so messed
up. Presenting the same show with such energy that warrants the high
ticket prices of these shows requires a lot of dedication and
commitment...commitment that seems to go beyond what is humanly
possible. I more wonder how Steven Tyler stayed clean for 20 years
with this kind of grueling schedule. I never want to be a Rock Star!
"I didn't know what it was, but I started to see him more,
and it would mean so much to me that I would write
about it in my diary," –Liv Tyler

News Now…                                                                  Grammy Award
1986 Interview with Steven Tyler
                                                                           1999 Best Rock
Interviewer: Michelle Martinez
Martinez: Steven, it’s no secret that you are known as “The Demon
of Screamin” and that you struggled many years with addiction.
What finally changed?

Tyler: "Liv is possibly the biggest reason for me changing the way I
lived. She is a dream daughter.”
                                                                           MTV Video Music Award
Martinez: I remember reading recently that you were united with
Liv, your daughter. When did you first know you were her biological        1990 Best Rock Video

Tyler: “When she was very young I wasn't sure whether I was the
father but, by the time she was eight, I knew for sure. I saw my
features in hers and I cried.”

Martinez: When were your suspicions confirmed by Bebe Buell, Liv’s         MTV Video Music Award
                                                                           1990 Viewer’s Choice
Tyler: “I started seeing her [Liv] a lot and I think her mother had
alluded to the fact I was her dad.

Martinez: How did you tell Liv you were her dad?

Tyler: “ I just said to her, 'Liv, there's something I want to tell you.
I'm your Daddy.' It was one of the most emotional moments of my            MTV Video Music Award
life and I just stood there crying like a baby while she shouted, 'I
knew it, I knew it.' I love her more than anything and have a great        1991 Best Rock Video
relationship with her. We can talk about anything"

                                                                           MTV Video Music Award

                                                                           1994 Viewer’s Choice
End Notes

I decided to use the ticket to introduce the band and the man, Steven Tyler. I
thought it was interesting that the price in 1978 is so different than today’s prices.
This is an interesting contrast that I felt the audience would connect with. The
ticket was found on Google Images on May 14, 2009.

Script of Steven Tyler’s entry to drug rehabilitation
I found two sources, and, that confirmed Steven’s
admittance into drug rehab after 20 years of sobriety. I felt this information gives
insight to the struggles Tyler has faced and conquered in life. I chose to present
this information through script.

Letter to the Liv I Love
Many of Tyler’s fans know the back story of his 8 month love affair with Bebe Buell
that led to the birth of Liv Tyler. Liv was raised as Liv Rundgren, as the daughter of
Todd Rundgren, but as and report, Liv found out that Steven
Tyler was her father at an Aerosmith concert in 1986. This changed Steven Tyler’s
life. He became sober. I portrayed this change by creating a letter from dad to new
found daughter.

I wanted to give my audience a glimpse of the grueling schedule of a rock star. Year
after year Tyler has kept up with this schedule. I reflected on the effects of this
schedule and the addictions that seem to follow these stars. Information found

Quote by Liv Tyler
This quote gives further insight and human interest to the story of dad and
daughter. Information found on

News Now...
The interview responses of Steven Tyler were taken from I thought this
would be a creative way to present such compelling insight and information.
Definitely a human interest piece.
                              Works Cited

"Aerosmith Tickets, 2009 Aerosmith Schedule -" Red Sox

       Tickets, Patriots Tickets, Sports, Concert & Theatre Tickets -! 14 May 2009


"Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Checks Into Rehab - News Story | Music,

       Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News." New Music Videos, Reality

       TV Shows, Celebrity News, Top Stories | MTV. 14 May 2009



" - Report: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Enters Rehab -

       Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And

       Entertainment." Breaking News | Latest News | Current News - 14 May 2009


"Info - Family - Steven." Lovely Liv Tyler Website. 14 May 2009


"Liv Tyler Biography :" : The #1 Celebrity Site on

       the Web. 14 May 2009


"Steven Tyler - Biography -." 14 May 2009

"Steven Tyler autobiography: "I can't retire" | Aerosmith News |

       AeroForceOne." AeroForceOne - Aerosmith's Official Fan Club -

       Tickets, News, Forums, TShirts, Hats. 14 May 2009



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