AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler performed the band's classic song "Walk This Way", RUN-D.M.C. style, with host Jimmy Fallon and house band THE ROOTS during last night's (Tuesday, January 18) episode of NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon". You can now watch Tyler's appearance below.
During a recent interview with FOX40's Bethany Crouch, Tyler was asked if the experience of being a judge on "American Idol" so far has been everything that he expected prior to taking on the gig. "No. It's actually more," he replied. "I thought that most people have to go to clubs and be on tour for 40 years, but it's a different world now and there's not even clubs for kids to play in. I mean, there are — there's ways to grow up like that. But I've been very surprised with... And look, some ['Idol' hopefuls] are 14 and feel entitled and can't sing at all. And some are 14 and blew me away. I could not believe what I heard. And keep in mind, you're looking at a guy that never watched the show; I was on tour. They pulled me off tour to do the show. I've, serious, been on tour for 40 years, so I didn't watch this. Either that or I was off doing some other wild things, you know what I'm saying?!"
Tyler's move to "Idol" stunned his bandmates in AEROSMITH, who nearly split with the singer in 2009 but regrouped for a tour last summer. Tyler says he can juggle both.
AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer said in a recent interview he expects to see a new album from the band "within a year," adding, "My brothers and I are destined to make another record in the next year or so." He said that the album will be "an old-school AEROSMITH record. We're going to do it the old way with the whole band (in the same room) and it should be a good one. We're all anticipating." Kramer said that the band will begin recording over the winter and work around frontman Tyler's schedule on "Idol".