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Steven Tyler: Not Returning to American Idol

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Steven Tyler made it official today: he will not be returning to the judging table for American Idol Season 12.

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“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’ve got two fists in the air and I’m 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 it’s time to bring Rock Back. ERMAHGERD.”

Jennifer Lopez has also hinted that she may be done with the series, while rumors of Adan Lambert coming on board are growing strong.

Will you miss Tyler as an American Idol judge?

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I love Steven on AI. He always was creative when it was his turn to speak.

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Thank GOD!!! I always dredded the Steven Tyler turn to speak....during the auditions when his writers had time to prepare he was fresh and funny, but during the live episodes he was a bumbling maladroit operating on a few brain cells left from the 70's. I always felt awkward for him. (My opinion)That being said, I love Aerosmith and love what Steven Tyler means to Rock & Roll.......AI was not a good match him...good luck Steven and I do wish you the very best.