Steven Tyler‘s days as an “American Idol” judge are over. Fox has confirmed that the Aerosmith frontman has elected not to stay with the show; Tyler also released a statement that indicates his reasons for leaving AI.
“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,” it read. “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.”
Fox producers remained complimentary of Tyler. “We are very sad that Steven has chosen to focus more on his music, but we always knew when we hired a rock ‘n’ roll legend, he would go back to the music,” said Mike Darnell, Fox’s president of alternative entertainment.
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