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Steven Tyler announced he is leaving his judging duties on 'American Idol.' Fox and the Aerosmith rocker made the announcement in a press statement earlier today.
“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," Tyler said. "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 … On Nov. 6, we are unleashing our new album, Music from Another Dimension on the Earth, Moon, Mars, and way beyond the stars ... "Idol" was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it ... Now it's time to bring Rock Back. ERMAHGERD."
"Steven Tyler is a real 'Idol,' a rock legend. If you had told me 10 years ago he would be a judge on 'American Idol,' I would have thought it impossible," Simon Fuller, creator and executive producer of "American Idol," said in a statement. "The fact that this became a reality and we had the pleasure of him gracing our stage for two seasons makes me very proud. I completely understand his desire to get back to his life as the singer in America's greatest-ever rock band. 'American Idol' will miss him!”
Tyler served alongside veteran judge Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez for Seasons 10 and 11. Lopez has mentioned of late that there is a possibility she may not return to the show in season 12 either. Fuller may be looking for two new judges going into next season, but unfortunately he won't be looking for a new host, as Ryan Seacrest will be back.
Aerosmith News: Tour Dates to be announced this Wednesday, Joe Perry shows up on ‘American Idol’ to wish Steven Tyler Happy Birthday (video)
This Wednesday (Mar. 28) Aerosmith will announce the dates for their upcoming North America tour. A press conference is scheduled at the fountain at The Grove, a big shopping mall in Los Angeles for 11:30am.
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry both tweeted about the upcoming announcement:
Tyler: OK...NXT WEDNESDAY (((HUMP DAY)))...SEE U AT THE GROVE LA???...SUMTHIN BIG GOING DOWN!!!...MEET ME AT THE FOUNTAIN...11:30???
Perry: We should have our dates all set very soon. We will be announcing them at the Press Conference on Weds at the Grove. Hold on..
Aerosmith have announced one upcoming gig already, headlining the Freshwater Suzuki Salmon Festival in Newfoundland, Canada on July 14, with Cheap Trick and Uncle Kracker opening the show.
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry made a surprise appearance on American Idol Thursday (Mar. 22) to celebrate Tyler’s birthday. Host Ryan Seacrest mentioned that Steven’s birthday is coming up, and that the show had a special surprise for him.
Joe then lead the contestants and the audience in singing "Happy Birthday." Tyler will turn 64 on Monday.
Before launching into the song with his guitar, Perry told Tyler “I couldn’t decide what to get you for your birthday this year so this will have to do.”
Tyler appeared to get choked up by the honor as he was hugged by fellow Idol judges Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson. Perry gave Tyler a hug, and Seacrest asked Joe if he knew how old Steven was, and he replied, "He’s about a day older than me."
Tyler added, "I’m a Rip Van Winkle, so I’m told, I’m much too young to be this old,” Steven riffed, and explained, “Lyric time for the new album."
"American Idol" finalist Colton Dixon shocked many by performing a cover version of White Lion's 'Broken Heart' during Tuesday night's (Mar. 14) episode as part of the week's "songs from the year you were born" theme.
The 20-year-old Dixon told The Hollywood Reporter following Wednesday's show. "I'm an emotional guy when it comes to music and I really like expressing my feelings in song — it's one reason why I chose 'Broken Heart.' I had so much fun with it and loved the way it turned out."
Aerosmith singer and Idol judge Steven Tyler thought it was the wrong song for Dixon's "voice and passion" and added, "I didn't feel the song go anywhere." Then added an adjective describing the audience reaction, saying 'rasberries.'
White Lion singer and "Broken Heart" co-writer Mike Tramp told The Hollywood Reporter he had "nothing but praise and the absolutely the best to say about Colton, his voice and his passion for music. I enjoyed his performance and conviction of the song. Colton has my support all the way, he is a true star."
Tramp added in regard to Steven Tyler: "What's wrong with Tyler? White Lion toured with Aerosmith for three months back in 1987 and we became friends. I would say he knows pretty well who White Lion is and that 'Broken Heart' is a key part in the foundation to the band and why we were successful in the '80s."
In regards to the reworked version of "Broken Heart" performed by the "Idol" band, Tramp said, "It's a shame they couldn't lay down a better groove based on what they get paid or at least listen to the original better, even though they were doing their own version."
Colton survived the cut on tonight's episode (Mar. 15) and will be back next week, but probably won't be doing another White Lion song. Not only did Steven Tyler say he didn't know the song, neither did fellow judges Randy Jackson of Jennifer Lopez.
There was some really good Rock on TV last week. Get it all in one place right here in you Rock on the Talks Recap. First up, Korn rocked Jimmy Kimmel Live on Feb. 2nd, performing 'Narcissistic Cannibal' and 'Get Up.'
Joe Perry of Aerosmith made an appearance two weeks in a row on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Last week, he rocked 'Chip Away The Stone' with Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson on the show, and he performed Bob Dylan’s 'Man of Peace' on the Jan. 30st episode. Joe's version of 'Man of Peace' comes from Amnesty International's latest music project, 'Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International.'
Chimes Of Freedom, which supports Amnesty's life-saving human rights work, features over 80 musicians across the generational and musical spectruym who have donated their time to support Amnesty International. The album is dedicated to people worldwide who are unjustly imprisoned or threatened for the peaceful expression of their beliefs.
Bush made a stop on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno to perform their new single 'Baby Come Home on Feb. 3rd. They are the last segment of this full episode;
Ringo Starr made stops on 'Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' (Jan. 31) & Conan (Feb. 1) to promote his new album 'Ringo 2012.' On the Late Late Show he sat down with Craig for a lengthly interview and performed his new song 'Wings' and 'I Wanna Be Your Man.' On Conan he talked about how he sets up his drum kit, Bob Dylan turning the Beatles onto marijuana and more. He also performed 'Wings,' and did a web exclusive with Conan of the Buck Owens song Ringo has covered in the past, 'Act Naturally.'
Evanescence appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Feb. 1. Amy Lee and her band performed 'My Heart Is Broken' and were interviewed briefly backstage:
Angels & Airwaves with vocalist Tom Delonge (Blink 182) performed two songs on Jimmy Kimmel Live (Jan. 30) 'Surrender' and 'Everything's Magic' from the band's new album 'Love Album Parts One and Two.'
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, with Tyler's co-judge from American Idol Randy jackson on bass, performed the Aerosmith classic 'Chip Away the Stone' on the Friday, January 20th episode of 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.' Check it out:
Tyler and Jackson along with Ryan Seacrest sat down with Leno to discuss the new season of American Idol, getting naked at the pool in Las Vegas, critiquing the President's singing skills, Kim Kardashian's sham marriage and more:
3 Doors Down stopped by the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson to perform 'Everytime I Go' on Jan. 20. Check out their performance:
Filter stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Jan. 24 to perform 'Drug Boy' from the band's latest album 'The Trouble With Angels' and their most well-know track 'Take A Picture.' Check it out: