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Tyler Rocked the Garden

by Taylor Walker / Boston Bruins
BOSTON -- Legendary Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler joined the Boston Bruins prior to the club's home opener to sing the National Anthem.


As part of his visit, Tyler also unveiled a custom Dirico Bruins motorcycle to be auctioned off by the Boston Bruins foundation.

“I’m glad you asked about the Dirico motorcycle,” laughed Tyler when asked about how tough it was to sing the national anthem.

Mark Dirico then went on the describe Dirico Motorcycles.

“We have bikes in Japan, we have bikes in Russia, we have them throughout the United States.

“But one of the good things about this company is we do a lot of charity work with it," said Dirico of the company. "We build a lot of charity motorcycles and that’s probably the main reason we’re in this business."

Originally from the Bronx, New York, TYler was quick to call Boston his home.

“It goes back to ’71 when the band started in Boston...so be it that I’m from the Bronx in New York City, but when the band came up here, we called it home.
 
“The rest is history,” he said of his connection with The Hub.

Tyler went on to explain his particular interest in the Boston Bruins.

“We got a guy on our crew named John Bienelli who’s locked in with all of it. He’s just a hockey head.

“So, I kind of ride him about what’s going on in the world.”

Steven Tyler and the rest of Aerosmith should have no problem knowing what is going on in the rest of the world after their recently completely world-wide tour that included hitting South America, Costa Rica, Italy, France, and Sweden before returning to the states.

Tyler said the band is also planning to work on a new album while he serves as a judge on "American Idol" this season.

“Idol’s two days a week and I’m going to be living in L.A. at the time, so the band will come back and forth and we’ll work on it," said the legendary Aerosmith frontman.

“We’ll see how it goes.”

On top of his obligations to he band, his involvement with Dirico Motorcycles, and his family, Steven continues to work on his new book, "Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?"

“Well, I’ve been working on a book for the last four years...which is very apropos for someone in my position who is constantly getting judged, hence it was easy for me to be a judge on 'Idol.'

“A little get-back time,” he joked.

Still, Tyler has his priorities in order.

“I’m looking at the future," said Tyler. "My family really comes first and the band is somewhere in the third there and anything else is just gravy.

“It’s been a long haul, but look out, pretty mama, I’m on the road again.”
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