Steven Tyler Teaches Mic Stand Moves
via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube
A Crash Course On His Signature Moves
Back in 2016, Steven Tyler dropped by on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to chat about his country single, his philanthropic initiative called Janie’s Fund, and also share some of his mic techniques. When the host took out a scarf-wrapped stand, the Aerosmith frontman referred to it as “my girlfriend that I live vicariously through on stage.”
Tyler first showed off his signature moves whenever he takes the stage. Colbert felt “slightly underdressed” for the microphone stand. He also asked, “How do you rock out with a mic, because I sometimes have to sing with a mic and I don’t know what to do. I don’t know whether to be rough with it, I don’t know whether to treat it like a lady. I don’t know. How do I approach the mic in a way that I can have a relationship with it and make it work?”
And of course, with Tyler being one of the greatest frontmen to walk the earth, he proceeds to give Colbert a crash course on how to perform like a rockstar. Colbert then tried to imitate the classic Steven Tyler style of performing. And he ended it by telling the audience, “I am possessed by the spirit of Steven Tyler.”
Check out the clip below.