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Steven Tyler Confirms 'American Idol' Exit

Steven Tyler Confirms 'American Idol' Exit

Steven Tyler will be leaving American Idol after two seasons as a judge on the hit singing competition.

“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,” Steven said in a statement (via THR). “I strayed from my first love, AEROSMITH, and I’m back–but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I 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,” he continued. “Idol was over the top fun, and I loved every minute of it…Now it’s time to bring Rock Back. ERMAHGERD.”

Earlier in the day, Jennifer Lopez said that it is looking likely that she will be leaving the show as well.

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  • Stan

    Cheryl would be G R E A T as a judge on American Idol

  • ColinG

    Just end the show, putting little wanna be’s in the music industry. they all suck

  • Yasmin

    Fear of X-Factor !!!!
    Britney Queen !!!! <3

  • 9/11 anniversary

    Nooooooooo…..they will regret this decision.
    Keep JLO, TYLER and replace Randy with Will I am.
    Lambertina if chosen, will be the same disaster as choosing Ellen.

  • the_boyfriend

    He was the reason i stopped watching.

    Can’t wait for Britney on XFactor!

  • http://aney2020 Anil

    Bring Simon Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Miss Tyler

    What about Marc, he and Jennifer are hilarious together.

  • Cookie_Monster

    He and Jlo both have milked American Idol when their career was almost non-existant! The media attention ha s massaged their ego. Good luck out there!

  • solecito

    He had a good run. Everything was a “beautiful thing” for him.

  • michelle

    American Idol is over….

  • Kimberly

    This show should have gone off the air when Simon left then Paula then Randy should have bowed out. Bringing on that awful untalented JLO was the worst decision ever the ratings fell by 30% with JAY LOW.

  • Louise

    The old man just needs to go to the country and retire. He should listen to the Beach Boys, Crosby, Still, and even Paul McCartney………….the old boys just don’t have it any more. The rest of the world retires and so should music people. When you are in your sixties, it is not like in their forties. The pipes are old and the hair dye is looking bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • xax

    this show jumped the shark long ago

  • interesting

    I’m glad he’s leaving he’s above this crap. It was like when Gladys Knight was on Dancing with the Stars. Legends don’t do this garbage.

  • DesiPrincess

    Please take that olg hag non talented PuertoRican woman with you. Perhaps then she will stay at home with her ugly twins.

  • Rose

    @Louise: the infinity of your stupidity is so abysmal that I can hardly sizing how hollow and ridiculous are your words. Let me guess your musical tastes, Justin Bieber, some american Idol or perhaps Lana del Rey? … I thought that. Some people should go to school before comment anything about anything. In short: you are a pathetic loser.

  • aimee

    american idol should’ve ended years ago in the first place. it’s getting old and where are those “idols” now? all we ever hear major success from is kelly and carrie!

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