Fox has revealed that Steven Tyler will not appear as a judge on the next edition of American Idol. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will be focusing on touring with Aerosmith, according to USA Today.
The report follows rumors that Jennifer Lopez is considering moving on from the reality competition series.
“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. 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.”