Steven Tyler is Leaving 'American Idol'
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has decided he will not be returning for a third season as an “American Idol” judge.
FOX released the announcement Thursday, with Tyler’s statement:
Tyler continued, “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.”
"Idol” co-creator and executive producer Simon Fuller released a statement saying, "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!”