Steven Tyler – Stage Name Origins
Steven Tyler may not have taken his family's last name -- Tallarico -- with him onstage as he became one of rock's biggest stars, but he certainly did carry on his father's musical legacy.
The Aerosmith frontman (and oddly enough, current 'American Idol' judge) is the son of Victor Tallarico, a classically trained piano player who made his living as a musician, performing at weddings and parties. The elder Tallarico, who passed away last year at the age of 95, reportedly entertained guests with his music well into his old age. His favorite Aerosmith song, according to a 2010 interview? 'Dream On.'