Since the formation of Aerosmith in 1970, Steven Tyler has become one of the most recognized voices and faces in popular music. Almost 50 years later, the leader of rock ‘n’ roll is still loved by millions of fans around the world thanks to the creation of countless successful songs and his funny and eternal personality on stage. Few would have guessed that the bad guy and ex-addict would become one of the personalities of America’s favorite family television in his later years after a successful two-year career as a judge on American Idol.
Even after spending almost his entire adult life in public view, Tyler, who is getting closer and closer to reaching 70, still finds ways to surprise even his most passionate fans. Here are five things that even Aerosmith superfans may or may not have known about one of the most successful singers in rock history.
1. He worked to help pass privacy legislation in Hawaii a few years ago
In 2013, the state legislature of Hawaii approved a new law that was proposed under the name of “Steven Tyler Act.” The royal law was titled the Hawaii Senate Bill 465 and, reportedly, gives celebrities living on the island the right to sue the paparazzi and special and punitive damages for taking unwanted photographs. “Tyler was one of the celebrities who pushed for the bill to pass, along with Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne and Neil Diamond to name a few.