Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico on March 26, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, and the frontman and lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, formed in 1970, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is the father of well known actress Liv Tyler. On January 19, 2011, Tyler made his debut appearance as a judge on American Idol, during the premiere of the show's tenth season, alongside Randy Jackson and superstar Jennifer Lopez. On May 3, 2011, Tyler released his autobiography Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? The book was accompanied by the new single "(It) Feels So Good ", released May 10. The single reached #35 on the Billboard Hot 100. Steven received an honorary degree from Berklee College of Music, and in 2005, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Boston.