Aerosmith performs at MGM National Harbor on Aug. 8, 2019. (Photos by Zack Whitford)
It’s fair to expect that anyone who has been working in the same job for nearly 50 years may have lost a step. The muscles aren’t as reactive, the passion for the job may have waned; father time is undefeated, and old age just catches up to everyone. Or maybe not.
Steven Tyler attends Celebrity Fight Night XXIV at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 10, 2018. (Photo by Gage Skidmore)
Steven Tyler hasn’t taken it easy on himself. The 70-year-old Aerosmith frontman has been to drug rehab (and is currently sober), battled Hepatitis C, and had surgery on his knees and feet. As a fellow concertgoer at Wolf Trap put it, “He was an animal.”
If you saw “The Demon of Screamin’” in action at the Filene Center last Thursday, you wouldn’t have guessed that he’s been through any of this. Steven put in a high-octane performance, movin’ and groovin’ as only he can do.