July 12, 2012


Steven Tyler Leaves "American Idol"

American Idol 2012
American Idol 2012

Well, that was quick. After two seasons as a judge on American Idol, Aerosmith frontman (and fast food drive-through employeeSteven Tyler is leaving the singing competition TV show.

“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,” said Tyler in a statement. “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." Tyler made a reported $36 million over two years for wearing paisley and telling contestants nonsensical things like, "Well hellfire, save matches, f**k a duck and see what hatches."

Tyler's statement, which, given its tone, could only have been written by the man himself, 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. ERMAHGERD.” 

While Earthlings, Martians and moon residents may possibly prefer the band's mid-1970s output to its current material, you know Tyler is serious because he capitalized the "R" and "B" in bring "rock back." Aerosmith debuted the new song "Legendary Child" on the show in May.

Earlier this week, Jennifer Lopez told The Today Show, "I am thinking it's time for me to go and do other things I love. It's a heartbreaking decision if I'm going to have to go."

Are you bummed that Tyler is exiting Idol? Or excited that he's back with Aerosmith? Tell us in the comments below.