Steven Tyler - Steven Tyler Quits American Idol

Steven Tyler has confirmed he is leaving 'American Idol'.

The Aerosmith singer has been a judge for the past two series on the talent show - alongside Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson - but he has ruled out returning for the 12th season in order to concentrate on music again after he ''strayed too far'' from his band.

He said in a statement: ''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.''

Steven admits he ''loved every minute'' of his time on 'American Idol' after having ''over-the-top fun'', but he is now committed to ''bringing rock back'' with the 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' hitmakers.

He added: ''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.''

Mike Darnell, Fox's president of alternative entertainment, said in a statement: ''It's been a tremendous honor to have Steven - one of the most prolific artists in the world - on 'American Idol' for the past two seasons.

''He's been a terrific judge, a true friend and great mentor to everyone involved with the show, and we know he'll continue to be a huge inspiration to 'Idol' hopefuls for years to come.

''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. We all wish him all the best and would love to have him back on the show anytime.''

Earlier today (12.07.12), Jennifer admitted she isn't sure whether she will be returning for the 12th season of the talent show.


Contactmusic

Tags: Steven Tyler - Aerosmith - American Idol - Jennifer Lopez - Randy Jackson


Editors Recommendations

President Barack Obama And Wife Michelle Honor Late DJ Frankie Knuckles In Open letter

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have paid tribute to the late Chicago DJ...

President Barack Obama And Wife Michelle Honor Late DJ Frankie Knuckles In Open letter

We Still Don't Know When Letterman Is Leaving "Late Show" And Neither Does Stephen Colbert, Apparently

Stephen Colbert will be taking the reigns of the Late Show from David Letterman in 2015...

We Still Don't Know When Letterman Is Leaving

Neil Patrick Harris Rants At Fan During 'Hedwig' Show, But Was In Character The Whole Time

The 40 year-old actor's recent Broadway performance of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'...

 Neil Patrick Harris Rants At Fan During 'Hedwig' Show, But Was In Character The Whole Time

Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

Moogfest begins in just a few short hours; here's what you have to look forward to.

Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

Snoop Dogg Gives Brian Williams' Rap Of 'Gin And Juice' The Thumbs Up

Don't worry Brian Williams, Snoop Dogg doesn't mind your questionable rendition...

Snoop Dogg Gives Brian Williams' Rap Of 'Gin And Juice' The Thumbs Up

Tori Spelling And Dean McDermott Work Out Their Issues In New Promo For "True Tori"

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s marital troubles are no secret, thanks to their reality...

Tori Spelling - Tori Spelling And Dean McDermott Work Out Their Issues In New Promo For

Iggy Azalea: Fans sexually assaulted me at shows

Iggy Azalea was forced to quite crowd surfing after allegedly being sexually assaulted by fans...

Iggy Azalea - Iggy Azalea: Fans sexually assaulted me at shows

From Bruno Mars To Lady Gaga: Ten Celebrities Who Have Changed Their Names

What’s in a name? Well for some celebrities things might have been very different if they...

From Bruno Mars To Lady Gaga: Ten Celebrities Who Have Changed Their Names

Lindsey Vonn And Elin Nordegren Are "Close Friends" In Hatred U-Turn

Lindsey Vonn and Elin Nordegren have finally settled their differences after months...

Lindsey Vonn And Elin Nordegren Are


More recommendations

Comments

Steven Tyler Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Steven Tyler

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All