Steven Tyler and his fellow "American Idol" judges Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson are doing major press interviews these days to promote the return of the popular talent series.
In a new session with Access Hollywood, Tyler talked about the transition he made from rock star to TV star during Season 10 of "Idol".
"[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.
Read more details at Access Hollywood here.
Aerosmith are set to return with a new album sometime this Spring; the band and producer Jack Douglas have mentioned March as a tentative timeline for its release.
Steven Tyler Dream On (live @ "American Idol" Season 10 finale, May 25, 2011):