And Seacrest called out the rocker for admitting he had never seen the contest before he signed on to judge its contestants: "He got through the show on the first day and he goes, 'What do they do on this show?' I go, 'You've never seen it?' He goes, 'No, I've been busy.'"
Tyler confirmed the revelation, confessing, "I've been busy, I'm on tour."
The new American Idol crew will make their debut when the show premieres on January 19th.