Steven Tyler: Aerosmith is still kicking

File - Vocalist Steven Tyler of the rock band Aerosmith performs at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in this June 10, 2009 file photo taken in Maryland Heights, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

January 13, 2011 6:46:31 AM PST
Steven Tyler acknowledges his Aerosmith bandmates gave him a hard time when they found about he was going to be a judge on "American Idol."

He says he took the job because "there's nothing worth doing that's not worth overdoing." He says Aerosmith is still very much together.

They will work on an album at the end of this month and they have an overseas tour set for November.

As for his seat on the judges' panel, Tyler says he's very qualified for the job. He says he came from the era where you had to blow the other bands off the stage and he's been judged his entire life.