Looks like Tyler was on to something.
FOX411 reports Aerosmith’s sales are up since the show’s premiere last week.
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 the band's 1973 hit “Dream On” are charting, at #77 and #115, respectively.
“Steven Tyler is such a character on the show, and that’s sure to boost interest in his work,” Richard Rushfield, author of “American Idol: The Untold Story” tells FOX411. “Just like we’ve seen in the past, when people appear on ‘Idol,’ it gives their sales a bit of a jump. Clearly, (Tyler’s band mates) didn’t see the potential that being part of the show could have for the band in a positive way.”
“So far, Steven Tyler has been a pretty striking presence on Idol,” added Rushfield. “He’s a wild character, and he’s pretty much pushed Simon Cowell out of people’s minds in just two weeks.”
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