A Timeline of Steven Tyler's Transition From Sex Symbol to 63-Year-Old Grandma

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When did Steven Tyler become a naughty nana?
TMZ is circulating an image of 63-year-old Aerosmith frontman and American Idol judge Steven Tyler sporting extra-short daisy dukes while on vacation in Maui.

The Crossfade staff has thoroughly analyzed the photo, cringed over it, and there's even been some water cooler debate about how even though Tyler looks like a grandma, he still looks like a sexy grandma.

See the cut for the five phases of Steven Tyler's transformation from stallion sex symbol to naughty nana.

1970

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The '60s are over and the counterculture is going sour. Free love and hippie flower power is either turning darkly psychedelic or morphing into various expressions of Nixon-era escapist excess reflected in post-jam, proto-arena rock. At this point, Steven Tyler was figuring out he wanted to be a vocalist instead of a drummer. He also looked like the lovechild of Joan Jett and Angelina Jolie.

1976

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Fast forward a wild six years and Tyler is -- ahem -- balls deep in '70s drugs 'n' glam spandex. Maybe the sloppy, dolled-up decadence of the Me Decade (and the sleek, clunky future-swag of the '80s) was a response to the earthy, tribal '60s? Whatever accounts for the look, everyone from pre-hair metal rockers to Bowery scumbags were wearing eyeliner.

1994

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By the mid '90s, Tyler's best drug use was behind him, which doesn't explain why he was still dressing like Wavy Gravy circa 4/20.

2007

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Hey, here's a bit of a reserved look for Mr. Tyler. Reserved is relative, of course. But when you're in Aerosmith, you've got some wiggle room. Even though he's dressed like he owns a casino, Steve looks like the kind of guy you'd feel comfortable inviting to the Kid's Choice Awards.

2011
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And now TMZ is tweetering unflattering shots like the one above, where Mr. Tyler looks like a chain-smoking resident of Boca Raton who somehow got lost on a sand bar. But we gotta say ... Dude has got the legs to warrant the Daisy Dukes, and his pouty lips look especially luscious when his mouth is vacuously ajar.

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lolz at grandmaa he needs to work on his looks

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Damn, he's always been one ugly dude!  And it doesn't matter if you're rockstar, celebrity, or whoever, guys should not be wearing shorts like that in public!

circeherbivora
circeherbivora

A major part of my rock 'n roll childhood was RUINED when I read the story about Steven Tyler becoming legal guardian for a 14 year old (when he was 28-29), impregnating her, forcing her to have an abortion, began (or continued?) sleeping with other women and ultimately abandoning her.http://www.feelnumb.com/?p=763...I loved Aerosmith, but now that I know he's a pedophile?  I can't enjoy their music anymore.

M Zelle
M Zelle

NO NO NO, dude does NOT look like a lady, NO. He looks like he's having a va ca tion. Leave him alone will ya, He has more talent in ONE strand of hair than most people have in their whole bodies....

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em

i agree. he can wear whatever he wants. he's still a rock god. and i wouldn't expect  anything less.

M Zelle
M Zelle

Thank you, very much, I could not agree more....

Beloua
Beloua

So bad when you have to pick out the bad pics...leave the man alone...how many pics of yourself have YOU ripped up???

DontTrustRobaina
DontTrustRobaina

1970 version looks like one of those elves from The Dark Crystal.

Notarealemail
Notarealemail

Steven Tyler is still a sexy rock god, no matter what anyone says.

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