Steven Tyler: Aerosmith Sales Are Up Since He Joined 'American Idol'

Steven Tyler and his fellow "American Idol" judges are doing major press interviews these days to promote the return of the popular talent series.

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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):

Thanks for the report to HenneMusic.com.

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    GrungeHippie26
    If you had to watch American Idol to find out who Steven Tyler is, or even who Aerosmith is; then you need professional help. Even if you don't listen to them, you should be able to recognize him walking down the street because of his music not a damn tv show...
    ds24601
    GrungeHippie26 wrote: If you had to watch American Idol to find out who Steven Tyler is, or even who Aerosmith is; then you need professional help. Even if you don't listen to them, you should be able to recognize him walking down the street because of his music not a damn tv show...
    That's a pretty unfair statement. It's 2012, man. How relevant are Aerosmith to today's youth, especially the American Idol viewing audience? They're not Muse or the Foo Fighters or something that are at very high points in their career and are releasing chart-topping albums and successful singles; Aersomith peaked YEARS ago. That's not to say they're not a great band, it's just they're not that relevant anymore. Also, as I said, they're not a band the American Idol audience would typically know or listen to (aside from the cover of Dream On on Glee) pre-Steven Tyler. And to be fair if it weren't for American Idol (not that I watch the show) I wouldn't have recognised him walking down the street as he has aged considerably since the "Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" video, the most recent thing I'd seen him in before Idol.
    Mr Brownst0ne
    ds24601 wrote: GrungeHippie26 wrote: If you had to watch American Idol to find out who Steven Tyler is, or even who Aerosmith is; then you need professional help. Even if you don't listen to them, you should be able to recognize him walking down the street because of his music not a damn tv show... That's a pretty unfair statement. It's 2012, man. How relevant are Aerosmith to today's youth, especially the American Idol viewing audience? They're not Muse or the Foo Fighters or something that are at very high points in their career and are releasing chart-topping albums and successful singles; Aersomith peaked YEARS ago. That's not to say they're not a great band, it's just they're not that relevant anymore. Also, as I said, they're not a band the American Idol audience would typically know or listen to (aside from the cover of Dream On on Glee) pre-Steven Tyler. And to be fair if it weren't for American Idol (not that I watch the show) I wouldn't have recognised him walking down the street as he has aged considerably since the "Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" video , the most recent thing I'd seen him in before Idol.
    This is incorrect. Steven Tyler no longer ages.
    sherry07
    Wasn't there a news article saying the exact same thing a few months ago when he first started out?
    hudsonstradlin
    Drhizzlshizzl wrote: yeah sales are increasing cause steven sold out, plain and simple
    Steven sold out long before American Idol. Exhibit A: Permanent Vacation.
    MonsterOfRock
    To me Aerosmith is always radio friendly. I mean, you can't tell me that a regular person can't enjoy the likes of "Walk this Way" or "Mama Kin" or even the rather unknown to the mainstream "Seasons of Wither". What he is doing IMO isn't misrepresenting the Aerosmith legacy. Its because they're already approachable. Not to say that they're an image band or anything, I mean, even if you look at their recent performances, they're amazing as always. And I see no problem. Aerosmith's music isn't far off from the styling of Led Zep or The Who or other classic blues-based RnR. And thats a gateway for mainstream that I'm comfortable with. As opposed to lets say... Nickelback.