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.