The latest news from the ‘smith camp is that Steven Tyler may be getting involved with American Idol.
In fact, he said as much on his way in to a post-show party at Studio 54 following the band’s Las Vegas concert Saturday night.
When asked about plans after the tour, Tyler responded “new album…and, I’m probably going to be a judge on American Idol. I’m doing it!”
There was video of Tyler's comments on the Studio 54 red carpet, but it seems to have disappeared from Youtube Monday afternoon; the footage also showed Tyler serenading the Studio 54 crowd by singing along with “Walk This Way.”
After 9 seasons, American Idol is making headlines these days as the franchise tries to survive the departures of Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres, with Kara DioGuardi’s fate hanging in the balance (she’s rumoured to have been/about to be fired) – Randy Jackson is the only one set to remain on the panel. Earlier this summer, Bret Michaels was rumoured to be a new judge, but that seems to have faded, as Jennifer Lopez is the latest name referenced.
Something has to happen quickly, as Season 10 auditions are due to start in September (next month!) for broadcast in January, 2011.
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Aerosmith – Love In An Elevator
Download Festival – Donington Park, UK - June 13, 2010