"[Last season] it wasn’t really accepted up front [with the rock community], mostly from my own bandmates because they didn’t know what was going on with the Aerosmith thing at the end. But it’s brought younger kids to our music anyway," said Steven, noting Aerosmith sales last year were up 260 percent.
Additionally, Tyler says it’s been hard for him to now step out in public.
"It’s like, 'Really?'... I can’t go anywhere, anymore," he said.
The two-night premiere of Season 11 of "American Idol" begins Wednesday, January 18.