January 31, 2011 12:00 PM by Lisa Princ
Love him or hate him, Steven Tyler has really taken off as one of the new judges on American Idol on FOX, coming onto our screens and adding a much needed breathe of fresh air to the show. Even more exciting for Steven besides his new gig is that his presence on the hit series is having a positive effect on Aerosmith sales. Keep reading for more details!
American Idol on FOX is apparently having more of a positive effect on Steven Tyler than we thought as it being reported by FOX411 that Aerosmith sales are up since the season ten premiere. According to the site, sales of older Aerosmith songs are soaring as Aerosmith’s 1998 power ballad, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” is currently #22 on Apple’s iTunes chart, and not one but two versions of Aerosmith’s 1973 hit “Dream On” are charting, at #77 and #115, respectively. Richard Rushfield, author of “American Idol: The Untold Story” tells FOX411 exclusively that “Steven Tyler is such a character on the show, and that’s sure to boost interest in his work .Just like we’ve seen in the past, when people appear on ‘Idol,’ it gives their sales a bit of a jump.”
Now, despite Steven Tyler saying the rumors are not true, it was going around the web that his band mates were not happy about him joining American Idol and if that is true, I bet they are happy now. Steven Tyler is really making a name for himself on the show if he hadn’t already and Richard Rushfield also said “So far, Steven Tyler has been a pretty striking presence on Idol. He’s a wild character, and he’s pretty much pushed Simon Cowell out of people’s minds in just two weeks.” I think most of us would agree with that statement. What do you think of Steven Tyler? Comment and share your thoughts with us!
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