Sunday, May 15, 2011

Aerosmith says no to American Idol finale

Well, my hunch looks like it’s played out: Aerosmith will NOT play the American Idol finale, after all.

The Boston Herald reports Aerosmith representatives told the show’s producers Friday night that it isn’t going to happen.

Sources close to the band told the Herald that the four other members of Aerosmith weren’t interested in playing the gig, despite Steven Tyler’s repeated pronouncements that the rockers would perform at the finale.

While no official reason was given for taking a pass on the highly rated national TV gig, sources said Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford would rather appear on “Idol” when the band has something to promote, like an upcoming tour or a new album.

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Aerosmith – Dream On
Rockin’ The Joint – Hard Rock Hotel - Las Vegas, NV – January 11, 2002

See also:

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Steven Tyler: (It) Feels So Good single premieres
Steven Tyler presents MusiCares Award to Dave Gahan
VIDEO: Steven Tyler on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Steven Tyler: Aerosmith will play American Idol finale
VIDEO: Steven Tyler on Dateline NBC with Matt Lauer