Steven Tyler Grammy Party Raises $2.4 Million For Victims Of Sexual Abuse

What made it the biggest and best should be obvious. It was a party thrown by Tyler, who has forgotten more about rock star living than most musicians would know if they lived to be a thousand. When you talk top rock star Tyler is right there on any list. And this was a remarkably well-done and festive celebration culminating in a Tyler performance, backed by the Loving Mary band, for 500 people who got to witness the iconic frontman cover Janie Joplin’s “Piece Of My Heart,” as well as rock Aerosmith classics such as “Sweet Emotion,” “Dream On,” and “Walk This Way,” with an appearance by Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer, and team with Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt for the band’s heartfelt “More Than Words.”

“The whole reason I’m in this is because I know what happens to a girl if she’s sexually abused at 14, sent out on the street to sell crack at 15, her mother has her hook at 16, she’s bringing johns home at 17 because she looks older,” he said before the event. “At 18 she’s left off at a bus station in Oklahoma, doesn’t know where she is or what’s going on. She’s broken. Now, she, for the rest of her life, has a problem with sex, has a problem with men coming on to her. There are men in America that murder people, they get caught with a gun in their hand they get seven f**king years! She gets 70 years. Seventy years of her life has been ruined and that f**king kills me. That kills me.”

Read full story via Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevebaltin/2018/01/29/steven-tyler-grammy-party-raises-2-4-million-for-victims-of-sexual-abuse/amp/

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