After two seasons with one of TV’s top-rated programs, Steven Tyler is calling it quits with American Idol.
“I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back—but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band,” Tyler said. “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 Earth, Moon, Mars and was beyond the star.”
Although the rock legend is excited for the future, he had only positive things to say about his time on the show.
“Idol was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it,” Tyler said. “Now it’s time to bring rock back.”
This news came shortly after Tyler’s former co-judge, Jennifer Lopez, hinted that she would also be leaving Idol.
“Little by little I’m making up my mind,” Lopez, 42, told TODAY’s Natalie Morales on Thursday. “I love everybody, I love the guys, but I’m thinking it’s time for me to go and do other things I love to do, like films.”
With Tyler out of the picture, and Lopez a possibility as well, a question stands about show’s third judge, Randy Jackson, who has not yet announced whether he’ll be back for his 12th season. On the other hand, a number of names have been talked about as possible replacements. Among them are Adam Lambert, a former contestant, Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus.Aerosmith, American Idol, Jennifer Lopez, Quits, Randy Jackson, Season 12, Steven Tyler