STEVEN TYLER Returns For 11th Season Of ‘American Idol’

A one-and-a-half-minute Fox News video report on the return of “American Idol”for its 11th season can be seen below.

AEROSMITH singer and “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler was interviewed on yesterday’s (Tuesday, January 17) edition of “The Ellen Degeneres Show”. In the one-and-a-half-minute clip below, Steven talks about how his bandmates felt about him joining “American Idol” as a judge.

“American Idol” is kicking off its 11th season with a two-night premiere event Wednesday, January 18 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) and Thursday, January 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Fox. Featuring host Ryan Seacrest and returning judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler, television’s No. 1 series continues with a special, extended primetime broadcast Sunday, January 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/7:00-8:00 p.m. PT) following the NFC Championship Game on Fox.

Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Tyler traveled to Savannah, Aspen, Galveston, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego and St. Louis in search of contestants with the raw talent and potential to become the next “American Idol.”

Tyler‘s “Idol” gig stunned his bandmates when it was announced. Bassist Tom Hamilton said he’d never watched “American Idol” and that the band found out about Tyler‘s involvement from its management. Guitarist Joe Perry voiced his displeasure in public, calling the program “one step above (‘Teenage Mutant’) ‘Ninja Turtles’.”