Saturday, January 29, 2011

Aerosmith: record sales are up since American Idol premiere

Having never watched the show, Steven Tyler had only some idea of what he was getting into when he decided to get involved with American Idol, but he knew one thing: it would raise Aerosmith’s profile to its highest in many years.

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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Aerosmith – Dream On
MTV Unplugged
Ed Sullivan Theatre, NYC – aired August 11, 1990

See also:

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American Idol: Steven Tyler tops hennemusic Hot 10
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Steven Tyler: American Idol is like early days of Aerosmith
American Idol: Steven Tyler slams Simon Cowell
Steven Tyler rocks Jimmy Fallon
Steven Tyler turned down offer to record with Led Zeppelin