Skip to comments.Steven Tyler Departs From American Idol!! CONFIRMED
Posted on 07/12/2012 2:02:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
FOX is confirming that Steven Tyler is leaving American Idol! Wow. Heres the press release, with quotes from Steven. Well, he and his band got the career boost they needed, at least. I have to wonder, though, if he left or was pushed? In the end, except for a few lulz, he was pretty useless as a judge. It will be interesting to see who takes his place.
Steven Tyler has decided to depart his role as a judge on AMERICAN IDOL. Tyler served as a judge during the 10th and 11th seasons of IDOL.
After some long hard thoughts Ive decided its time for me to let go of my mistress American Idol before she boils my rabbit, said Tyler. I strayed from my first love, AEROSMITH, and Im back but instead of begging on my hands and knees, Ive got two fists in the air and Im 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 IDOL was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it Now its time to bring Rock Back. ERMAHGERD.
Its been a tremendous honor to have Steven one of the most prolific artists in the world on AMERICAN IDOL for the past two seasons, said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. Hes been a terrific judge, a true friend and great mentor to everyone involved with the show, and we know hell 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.
Steven Tyler is a real Idol, a rock legend. If you had told me 10 years ago he would be a judge on AMERICAN IDOL, I would have thought it impossible, stated IDOL creator and executive producer Simon Fuller. The fact that this became a reality and we had the pleasure of him gracing our stage for two seasons makes me very proud. I completely understand his desire to get back to his life as the singer in Americas greatest-ever rock band. AMERICAN IDOL will miss him!
Were all very thankful and privileged that Steven joined AMERICAN IDOL two years ago, said Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia. A true music icon, he not only brought rock n roll to the show, but also his exceptional taste in spotting and nurturing undiscovered talent. We will sincerely miss his poetic phrases, his remarkable creativity and his unique spirit. Were sad about his departure from the show, but understand his decision to return to music full-time and hope hell be back to grace the AMERICAN IDOL stage in seasons to come.
I care. Because Americans’ fascination with tripe like this is a major symptom of what’s wrong with our precious country.
Some FReepers find it odd that I don’t own a TV. ‘nuff said.
Got my “Honkin on Bobo” harmonica from the man himself!
Wow thanks! This is the most important news of the month!
Careful Steve - remember what happened the last time you tried that.
I wish he was staying. He at least was funny. His advice wasn’t any worse than J-Ho or Jackson’s.
If they bring in Lambert I won’t be watching.
This is just great... since Adam Lambert has been known to be bi-sexual, he can replace BOTH the girl (J-LO) AND the man (Steve Tyler).
You know who the perfect AI judge would be? Johnny Rotten, I’m dead serious about this.
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They brought in someone new to head up American Idol or parent company... They are revamping the judging team and who stays and who goes depends on who stays ..
Someone mentioned Charlie Sheen several times - whether a joke or not I don’t know. They spread out a wide net of feelers.
Charlie Sheen would bring on the LULZ more than Steven did.
I noticed your tagline. Just like the inane posters on facebook who think that people will hold them in high esteem based on their likes and dislikes, you decided to let everyone here know how morally and intellectually superior you are for not owning a TV.
Who face have we seen over and over and over again beside Jimmy’s.
Will I Am
Some of the funniest snarkiest moments on FR come on the FR American Idol thread. It’s been a great diversion from the Obama mad house.
Can’t stand Charlie Sheen.
With so many other singing shows now, they better be careful who they pick.
I didn’t watch the season that they had Degenerate as a judge.
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