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Steven Tyler Officially Signed On to 'American Idol?'

by Chris Jordan, posted Aug 18th 2010 1:05PM
It sounds like dude's an 'American Idol' judge.

The Hollywood Reporter says two sources close to the talks confirm that Steven Tyler, the lead singer for the rock band Aerosmith, has signed a deal to be a judge on the upcoming season of 'American Idol.'

Tyler himself confirmed earlier in the month that he was in discussions to land the job.

Tyler and Randy Jackson are so far the only two judges on the panel, if the report is correct. Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi will not be judges for the upcoming season, for which contestant tryouts have already begun around the country. Jennifer Lopez has been a much-discussed name for the third chair, as has Shania Twain. The report suggests that Lopez's asking price, more than $20 million for the season, caused 'AI' producers to balk and move on to Twain, who was a mentor during the past season.

Tyler is a first-rate showman with his colorful stage patter and dress. He does have a famously spotted history of drug use which includes a couple of stints in rehab. The band was reported to have broken up last year before before Tyler made peace with lead guitarist Joe Perry.

Aerosmith is currently on tour in the states. Once seated, Tyler will be the first member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to be an 'American Idol' judge.

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kim

If you knew anything about Steven Tyler & Aerosmith... you would know they are drug & alcohol free for atleast 10 years.(read thier book) why do you think Disney sponsored them a ride at MGM in florida?..Tylers set back was caused from falling off the stage in concert last year,where he ended up in the hospital & on pain pills for his injuries. Tyler put himself in Rehab, after healing. You guys should be honored to have such a great AMERICAN rock legend & song writer be on the show! 1st rock rapper too...look at "walk this way" & "sweet emotion". Jenn Lopez doesnt even write her own songs,and definatley not rock.& Katey perry is not rock either Their POP.We need a rock judge along with Pop.there is still room for 1 or 2 more judges Play nice out there people.& remember its not only teeny bopper pop people out there watching IDOL,us Rockers watch it too!

August 25 2010 at 10:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Me

Gosh AP, you got all of that out of Charlotte's 20 word post? It took you nearly 60 words to do your bashing of Charlotte. Ease up a little. We all have differing opinions.

August 20 2010 at 4:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Me

Gosh AP, you got all of that from Charlotte's 20 words? Ease up a little. We all have our opinions.

August 20 2010 at 4:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Me

Gosh AP, you got all of that out of Charlotte's 20 word post? It took you nearly 60 words to do your bashing of Charlotte.

August 20 2010 at 4:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Betty


I nominate Steve Perry!!!!!

August 20 2010 at 2:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Julie

i just lost alot of respect for him

August 19 2010 at 4:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nancy

I guess I won't be watching this year, this man has a mouth that won't quit.

August 19 2010 at 2:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
onic7

I'm-a feared for the show. I nominate Phillis Diller and fang. (Is she still alive?) Why can't the one deserving be the winner? Fix that problem first.
All in favor say "Aye". Those opposed---just chew your bubble gum.
Hello people.

August 19 2010 at 2:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Donllivi

STEVEN TYLER???.........OH GOD!!!!!!!!! I WILL VOLUNTEER TO FURNISH THE SHOVELS AND THE PALL BEARERS FOR THE FUNERAL TO BE HELD FOR AMERICAN IDOL AS THEIR PASSING IS ONLY A FEW MONTHS AWAY, THAT IS, IF THEY DON'T CREAMATE THEMSELVES BEFORE THEN!!!! donllivi

August 19 2010 at 1:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rob

i say shania twain since her lazy butt isnt doing anything else

August 19 2010 at 1:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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