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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."
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:
Aerosmith singer and "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler was interviewed on Tuesday's (Jan. 17) episode of "The Ellen Degeneres Show". In the following clips Steven talks about how his bandmates felt about him joining "American Idol" as a judge, his past cocaine use and being sober now, and plays word association with Ellen as she showed him pics of other celebs and his fiancee.
Tom Haynes, anchor at Fox 5 in Atlanta, Georgia, conducted an interview with Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler. Tyler talks about his recent engagement, and the new season of Idol.
"American Idol" returned for its 11th season with a two-night premiere that kicked off last night (Jan. 18) and continues tonight (Thursday, January 19 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Fox. Host Ryan Seacrest and returning judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will also be a part of a special, extended primetime broadcast Sunday, January 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/7:00-8:00 p.m. PT) following the NFC Championship Game on Fox.
1/18: Parachute - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1/19: Filter - Jimmy Kimmel Live
1/20: Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1/20: 3 Doors Down - Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
1/23: Wilco - Conan
1/23: Young The Giant - Jimmy Kimmel Live
1/24: the Airbourne Toxic Event - Jimmy Kimmel Live
1/26: They Might Be Giants - Conan
1/26: John Fogerty - Late Show With David Letterman (R-11/17/11)
1/30: Gavin DeGraw - The View