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Steven Tyler Quits 'American Idol'

Posted on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 12:02AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments12 Comments

American Idol fans saw this coming: Steven Tyler has quit the judges panel. Tyler issued a statement yesterday:

"After some long ... hard ... thoughts ... I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress American Idol before she boils my rabbit... I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band. The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass – the ultimate in auditory takeover."

Jennifer Lopez is wishy-washy over her return to American Idol as well. The singer was on the Today show recently and said this about her possible return to the Idol stage:

“But I am thinking that maybe it’s time for me to go and do other things that I really love to do. Like films, and right now I’m on tour and performing -- all the things that I do.”

Hopefully Tyler's departure from the show really does mean more Aerosmith, especially more tour dates. Time will tell I guess.

Reader Comments (12)

Good! Shoulda never even joined that bullshit.
July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Thank you, Steven!

Thank you for returning to sanity & back to fronting a great rock band. Please don't do anything like that again.

Leave the TV whoring your self out to Gene $immon$
July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
No need to comment Kenny Ozz said it best
July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
I agree but he did say some funny sh*t on there sometimes.
July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Ipod to drive to work song of the morning ~ White Lightning & Wine by Heart (glam enough for ya ?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtG7HrcEDmw
July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
Not to rain on everybody's parade, but at this point, I'm cautiously optimistic. Tyler is very very good at shooting his mouth off. now it's time for him to put up or shut up. Let's hope he does what he says he's going to do. if he does, we'll all be better off for it.
July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob
I actually enjoy American Idol. It is a nice bonding time with my daughter. plus, I took her to the concert last yr. It was very cool having Tyler on that show to give our kind of music a lot of legs and publicity. He was very good for that show and now my kids really really love Aerosmith.
July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
What Ace and Kenny said.(especially about Daddy Warbucks Mr. $immon$)
July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
enough of Randy Jackson and his "YO" crap everytime he starts to speak...time for him to go already yesteryear!...my prediction is Bret Michaels, that idiot will do anything for a buck,...and there are actually people out there that think thats his real hair to boot!
July 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertoddwiggy
GNR!

70's era Heart = Classic Rock

So, nope.

p.s. Still miss your actual opinions about Allyson's posts, however.
July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Haha!!, Todd.

But I agree with Brian.
July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Long time Aerosmith fan. First saw them in a bar, (The Brewery MSU West, Lansing MI) right after the "Dream On" album was released for a $2.50 cover.
Agree with Brian. Saw a whole different side to Steven and gained a new respect. He has a quick wit and great sense of humor. The move to leave was well timed. Rock on Aerosmith!
September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOpenG

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