Steven Tyler leaving 'American Idol'
July 12th, 2012
05:07 PM ET

Steven Tyler leaving 'American Idol'

Steven Tyler has announced he’s leaving “American Idol.”

Tyler, who joined the show in its 10th season, sat at the judges table alongside Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez for two seasons. (And rumors are swirling that Jackson and Lopez may be looking to leave “Idol,” as well.)

“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,” Tyler said in a statement from Fox. “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.

Aerosmith’s 15th studio album, “Music From Another Dimension,” is due out on November 6.

“‘Idol’ was over-the-top fun," Tyler said, and I loved every minute of it…Now it’s time to bring Rock Back. ERMAHGERD.”


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  1. none ya

    Look guys ik I'm behind the times but I am a freak over aerosmith and if u read this I'm sure you would no that anyway I'm only 13 and so I couldn't have loved him since the 60s when rocks came out. But I grew up in a rock based family and I have known aerosmith was a band for as long as I can remember. When Steven joined American idol I discovered who he really was to me. Ever since then I have bot 21 aerosmith albums and I listen to them all. Steven is the bomb and you cant do anything to change that and hes been called a girl all his life so you dont need togive him anymore crap forthat

    January 4, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cristin

    How about Jon Bonjovi to replace Tyler???? Wahooooo!

    August 1, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 30, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 21, 2012 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. Janet

    Hey Tyler, I think you are great back in the band is were you belong. I just love your music that part of American Idol was the best when you preformed that is why watched it. Good Luck and keep clean GOD Bless

    July 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Beth

    II was a fan of Zerosmith since their first album in the 60s. But I completely lost respect for Steven Tyler while watching him on American Idol. He wasn't there to judge or help those kids. He sounded like he wrote all those quips ahead of time. Won't be buying any more of their music.

    July 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. anna

    Yes he does belong on a stage – sweeping it!

    July 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bay Girl from "The Rock"

    I just saw Aerosmith perform in concert this past weekend. The man has still got it! Words can't describe the feeling of seeing such an awesome rock icon on stage. Forget judging, Steven, singing and screaming is where it's at for you hun!

    July 16, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Felix Thomas Clauss

    I will miss him.

    July 15, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. BARNEY

    you still got it babe...

    July 14, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  12. POSSIBLE SET UP....

    EVERYONE MONITORING?

    July 13, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. The King

    Stephanie, and her band "Aerosol Cheese" hasn't made anything but annoying muzak every since they've stopped doing dope. Get back on the juice honey and you might poop out a quasi-good song, maybe you'll die, but that ain't no loss either
    That is all. Resume meaningless, banal chatter.

    July 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Banana

    This guy is a hoot! An addict, but a real hoot. AmerIdol asked him to clean up his act. Maybe he's back at Aerosmith because he gained some confidence, and maybe was off the drugs and booze enough to get his life back and into some funny commercials on TV and really brought him back to life for Aerosmith. Hope he stays clean and sober. At times he really appears to be. But he's gone. Now I'd like to see Mariah Carey as judge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Prince probably wouldn't be caught dead there..... Sigh.

    July 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. The One Who Knows

    Oh, gentle, gullible readers, you who have vehmently disagreed with my worldly and insightful comments simply showed how ignorant and insipid you truly are. It warms my heart to see the idiocy of simple-minded people who watch the show, drool over it, buy the "music" and wait in line for hours just for the chance to get your ears split by the screaching and warbling. This woman knows talent and this show has been lacking it for a decade.

    Do the decent thing: let the show die in the obscurity that many of the "artists" have fallen into.

    July 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • AlBr

      You sound a little bitter. Did you not make the cut as a contestant on the show?

      July 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  16. miriam

    i thought they did such a good job, i enjoyed their care of the constants, and all the positive feed back that they got. i hope who ever they put into stevens spot is just as good as he was. i love american idol!!

    July 13, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Bookenz

    Like rats on a sinking ship.

    July 13, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  18. snowdogg

    Who gives a D A M N anyway?

    July 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  19. idk

    american idol sucks

    July 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  20. GaPeach

    Good move! He belongs on a stage, not in front of one!

    July 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  21. ph

    Let tomato picker lopez do idol....she is looking dumpy and couldn't hold Tyler's n u t s as relates to talent.
    Like to see her and Mariah Carey fight to the death and the winner gets to starve to death afterwards.

    July 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  22. yep

    People say Tyler didn't contribute much but I tell you, the man can sing, and he knows music and can hear if someone is out of key much better than most. He does need to get back to Aerosmith though, it's his bread and butter!

    July 13, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  23. theresa

    I sure will miss my "IDOL" STEVEN!!

    July 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  24. all

    I don't care what people think. Randy, JLo, and Steven made for a good panel. I liked all of them. Judging is difficult when you have to let down young people who obviously have talent, but just need to work on it more. It's not like they vote the winner, the public does. Phillip Phillips is talented and deserved to win. I think that if American Idol wants to continue with the ratings, they need Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen on the same panel. Better yet, a panel consisting of Snooki, Charlie Sheen, and Randy would make for some great TV.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  25. I wish

    I wish they would get rid of jLo, it would be nice NOT to hear her call every one baby. I would rather hear steven tyler say that's beautiful man. He does belong on stage, not in front of it though.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Russ

    Steven. You were fun, but you are right. Don't let it cook your rabbit. There are thousands of people who can judge Idol, but there is only one you who can do Aerosmith.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  27. J Blaz

    Um, if anyone thought Tyler came on this show for any other reason than to bolster his popularity so his band could make a come back...well I'll just assume you're probably ALSO voting for Obama

    July 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeFL

      wow, its true, the republicans ARE all haters

      July 13, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • pauleky

      Only a Romney (R-Money) fan would say something so idiotic.

      July 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ J Biaz

      What ever his reason was, he made me lol. As for Obama, he has got my vote. At least he don't want to raise taxes on ppl who make less than $3O,OOO a year and lower taxes on ppl who are wealthy, the ones who can afford to pay more, like your idol willard the rat. Opps my bad, Mitt Romney.

      July 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • pauleky

      Only a Romney (R-Money) fan would say something so idiotic, J Blaz.

      July 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  28. vancanuck

    Yeah, I like how Tyler and Lopez both wanna jump ship after Idol helped revive their sinking singing careers. To use Tyler's own 'mistress' metaphor, he ditched his mistress after he used her.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  29. ah...

    I watched the first two seasons. The viewers seemed to actually vote for who they thought sang the best. Now, it seems like who ever is the "cutest" is going to win, whether they are the best singer or not. More of a popularity contest now. Time to put it out to pasture.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Mrs.57

    I've stopped reading the articles, the best writing/laughter/wit is in the comments.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  31. shoos

    Jump the shark American Idol for all our sakes...

    July 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  32. nancy

    IF THEY PUT CHARLIE SHEEN ON AS A JUDGE FOR AMERICAN IDOL, I'LL QUIT WATCHING. GET RID OF JLO!!

    July 13, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  33. mb2010a

    I can't believe this show wasn't cancelled years ago...

    July 13, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • FattyMcButterpants

      I can't believe it was ever created and that anyone ever watched it...

      July 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Me

    I'll miss seeing him weekly, but now maybe his popularity will go down without all the Idol fans. Then I can get better seats at his concerts.

    July 13, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Racedayrocks

      Tyler probably lost more fans when he went on American Idol. Aerosmith's popularity is not in any danger now that he has left. Tyler and Perry created arguably the best American Rhythm and Blues Rock band in history.

      July 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Jakenstien

    He made the show enjoyable and had the credentials to judge, unlike the others..

    July 13, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  36. Ohiojoy

    Awww MAN! And Just when I was getting to see a different and likeable side of Steven Tyler.
    I agree with (maglet) though; American Idol....you need a new judge who's not only got a 'good ear' for 'good musical talent', with good morals and principals, I'd be more than happy to take the job and be willing to start out at allot less money!!

    July 13, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  37. pennrat

    Who is she?

    July 13, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  38. Jenna

    Damn, I like Steven. He was a trip. I saw him in concert back when I was in high school, never ever expected to see him in such a situation. I'll really miss him. He was warm, funny, and had good advice.

    July 13, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  39. Luxie

    Never seen this show or any of it's kind – who cares

    July 13, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Richard Fore

      But your a big enough dou<he-bag to make a post on the marquee blog. I hope your fu<king mom gets ran over by a piece of sh/t Ford Pinto.

      July 13, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • And then

      blows up!

      July 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Harry Schlong

    I want to clear up the rumors. No official offers have been accepted. They have only stroked me to see if I was interested.

    Harry

    July 13, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • MARCIA BRADY

      no need for any of that anymore with Marcia . what are u do for Marcia?

      July 13, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Ken

      One thing is certain. "Steve" can always get a job being the poster boy/girl she-male for the sodomite cause. He's certainly the ugliest woman I've ever seen and I'm sure the gay agenda folks would be glad to make a place for him.

      July 13, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Shaved Schlong

      @Harry,
      You need to get with the times and invest in a razor.

      July 13, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  41. Brenda

    I love Steven. He is so fun to listen to. I'm glad we got to know him better.

    July 13, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  42. George

    Rock On Dude!

    July 13, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  43. Rain

    Waaah!!! I'm gonna miss this guy and JLo... :(

    July 13, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • pennylane

      The show was such a 'loser'...it went down hill fast when the original Judging Crew starting leaving. When they brought in that loser of an actress/singer JLo...arrfffff...I rather watch paint dry....

      July 13, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • mb2010a

      The rats are jumping off this sinking ship,..even Randy and that girl are leaving. Sounds like this show is on it's last leg...and not a moment too soon.

      July 13, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  44. Nancy

    Can someone please tell me who this Harry Schlong is? He is being rumored at the new judge on Idol. I can't find information on him.

    July 13, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Nephthys

      You're kidding, right?

      July 13, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      I must be living under a rock. I have never heard of him. Does he work for a record label? Sing? Please name a song. I want to know about my new idol judges

      July 13, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • aochs15

      He plays in a band with Seymore Butts and Pat McGroin.

      July 13, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  45. Dan M.

    The original concept for the show was good but the production has morphed into something of a cuts popularity contest. This year's winner, Phillip Phillips, just doesn't seem to have any real talent. Yes, he can and does do interesting song rearrangements but the timbre and range of his vocals just isn't there. I think the show has probably lasted longer than anyone ever dreamed it would.

    July 13, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  46. chitownlady

    Good.....He has more class then this show. Perhaps it's time it was ended........Lopez will leave too....It is getting old to begin with. Ask yourselves one question.....Just how many of these so called winners actually went on to have GREAT careers? you can count them on ONE HAND! That;s how many!

    July 13, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  47. Ya Man

    Their new single Legendary Girl, ROCKS!

    July 13, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  48. Jebus Christ

    I am no longer Jebus. I am now Jebus Christ

    July 13, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • stomper

      if you were the Swiss version of Jebus, you'd be holier. See what I did there? Praise Jebus

      July 13, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  49. Ish dawg

    Blood stains the ivorys on my daddys baby grand i havent seen the daylight since i started this band to late to stop now so crank up the les paul and go out as you entered smokin dont let them get you down they know not what they say jam on peace ish

    July 13, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  50. HVP

    I have watched the show from the beginning and love it. I liked Steven at first but he seems like he is just not into it any more so I would welcome a change. I hope Randy stays – it wouldn't be the same without him. Jennifer is okay but I don't care if she leaves either.

    July 13, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  51. Jcrew

    Who cares! He already made millions from the show. Now the show is sinking – he is leaving, what a surprise!

    July 13, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  52. Johnny 5

    Does America even have idols anymore? besides celebs that is.

    July 13, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  53. idunno

    idol was cool for the first season. Now who cares? Haven't watched/cared about the show since Ruben won, whatever happened to him?

    July 13, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  54. Amy the Unicorn Guardian

    I would not be able to take Harry Schlong as a judge. Especially how hard AI jams the judges down our throats.

    July 13, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  55. jcl

    Boo hoo... what will I do?

    July 13, 2012 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  56. BoyHowdie

    Good! Enough playing around on TV and Burger King commercials and get back on stage where you belong! With crap like Justin B. running around pretending to be rock stars, we need the real thing out there to take the kids to school!

    July 13, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  57. Guest

    I haven't read so many negative and tacky remarks. Why in the heck did you even read the article if you do not like AI or Steven Tyler. I watch the show and I love Steven Tyler. If you do not have anything nice to say about the show or who is one the show then don’t say anything. Anybody who makes remarks such as the ones I read, has a problem with life in general. So maybe you should get one.

    July 13, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • rebecca squires

      thats what im talking about they are like roaches yuck get something going on you scare me. Haters

      July 13, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Jebus

      Thank you for your statement. Your right this is for us real fans to discuss. I heard Harry Schlong is going to be the new judge. What do you think about it? I got choked up by it

      July 13, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Sunnysout

      I agree- if you don't care about something, why bother making a comment about it? I used to like that you can comment on articles, but there are so many haters and people who just want to hide behind their computers and say stupid things about articles they don't 'care' about that I wish CNN would do away with the comments. Fox did and I'm glad. If you don't have anything nice to say or don't care about the topic, we don't want to read your drivel.

      July 13, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Lea Walker

      I wish Steven the best of luck with his new Aerosmith comeback CD ... However, it will not be the same show without him... Bad enough to lose Simon let alone Tyler... These guys know music and they spell ENTERTAINMENT in CAPITAL LETTERS.. Women are half the audience or more. These two have been special bonuses on American Idol. Bring on Adam Lambert if he can behave himself.. :) Afterall, he simply has an incredible voice, nice on the eyes without all the dracula makeup.... Farewell to Steven... What a shame... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      July 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  58. rebecca squires

    now that we heard form losers...since this is the only way your can feel good is by putting other established artist down glad you will be sitting hear when the real people have enjoyment in life. cya

    July 13, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • rebecca squires

      i am always amazed how many people are so angry that they read the information and put everything down to be a serial killer on the comments. if i wanted to read an article and gain knowledge from "others" opinions i have to read all the ass-wip*es, rude sick pervs mean and stinky harsh vomit. you can't be seen or recognized so who are you i didn't know you were there before and its just sick its childlike and i can understand alittle but to get off on it get some help and stay out of others business find important topics to be so freaking witty. Honestly i just can't believe the foulness i have to read about when you talk about someones Taste sorry for those who were just giving their thoughts but i may not be reading them unless we Can GET A WAY TO SCREEN the negative rudeness. cya

      July 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  59. citizenUSA

    Yeah, that's sad. I'm not a faithful watcher but I always liked the way Steven gave his critiques. Very eloquent even when it was less than glowing.

    July 13, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  60. Mark

    Hmm. Contract time again, huh?

    July 13, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  61. tom

    Now THAT is the best news I've read in awhile....not if they can just lose 'dawg' Jackson and Ms. Love herself Lopez I might start watching again...but probably not. SHow sucks and the winners are chosen by twinks who vote for the cutest...never the most talented.

    July 13, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  62. hannah1

    Sorry to hear that. Steven has more on the ball than J-Lo and Randy combined.
    Those two are dumber than a collective box of rocks! Too bad they can't get Howard Stern on that panel!

    July 13, 2012 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  63. Samuel R. Preston, III

    Next year's judges: Danny Bonaduce, Dr. Dre and Andrew 'Dice' Clay. I can't wait, it should be a great season!

    July 13, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  64. Eva

    Finally! After pulling down his pants to show his backside, he should have been kicked out from the show.

    July 13, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • mctampa

      I agree, no more creepy comments from him about underage girls. He should have been kicked off long ago.

      July 13, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • rebecca squires

      that was for YOU. lol wtg

      July 13, 2012 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  65. alex2011 dayton

    He is a LEGEND....... in his own mind. Show is lame. Taylor is lame. His music sucks and he looks like a prum. Get a face lift.

    July 13, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  66. The One Who Knows

    Oh, gentle, gullible fools, American Idol has been dead for years. Let the decent thing be done and be done with the show. There is no talent (contestant or judge-wise) and the judges performing on the show only serve to self-promote a failing career. And Jackson calling everyone "dawg" got old from the first utterance (as a strong independent woman I would resent being referred to as a canine).

    Those who are intelligent know the show is inane and insipid. Those who follow the show are the same. And those who disagree only validate my point.

    July 13, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
    • thomas ezra

      I agree. Idol is washed up like taylor and his music.

      July 13, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
    • rebecca squires

      i wish we could see you an the screen when you communicate that information and then we can make remarks about how you look that would be fun for me! im sure you are as yucky as your comments.

      July 13, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      I don't watch the show, but calling others that do watch it, "inane and insipid", just shows how ignorant you are.

      July 13, 2012 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
    • rebecca squires

      i guess he got famous and sold out thousands of times because he is a nobody like you. hmmm

      July 13, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      Shut your pie hole, you cow.

      July 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  67. JIM

    Yeah he suck alright..I guess that's why he still sells plenty of music and has tons of money.

    July 13, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  68. peter flitch

    Stfu c o ckrider bytch

    July 13, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  69. Name*Elmo Riffcan

    Do your best and don't give up that feeling.

    July 13, 2012 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  70. gregg hampton

    I heard he can fit the mic in his mouth. Dresses like a chick so maybe he can fit a c@ck and a sack in his mouth. Suck it easy Taylor.

    July 13, 2012 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  71. Mr Ocean

    Hey Steve, I got some down here to help ur voice buddy.

    July 13, 2012 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  72. Jennifer_Lopez

    You guys are so out of line saying he sucks. Leave his personal life out of this. He can't help liking chicks..... with d*cks.

    July 13, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  73. ecwfrk

    Idol needs to bring in people based on what they can add to the judge's panel rather than what they can add to the credits. Idol started off with an over the hill pop star and 2 guys most of the public hadn't ever heard of. They could pull 3 people off the street and they'd be 3 of the biggest names on TV before the season starts. They don't need to hire big names. They MAKE big names.
    They need to go back to how they did it the first time. Cast a panel with public unknowns who have some minimal experience in the music business who have a good group chemistry. Then bring in the big names as mentors and guest performers.

    July 13, 2012 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  74. Louis

    DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY.

    OLD, OLD LADY!!

    July 13, 2012 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
    • rebecca squires

      so old and you are so rich you sit on a computer and plan your concert tourlol

      July 13, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  75. Emitr

    Tyler was brain dead as a judge. He didn't contribute much. Randy and Jennifer are good; I'd hate to see them go. AI had great singing talent this year. Let the show go on.

    July 13, 2012 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
    • ladydi

      Saw him in concert 2 years ago – he can still hit those "high notes" but man, he is one ugly dude.

      July 13, 2012 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  76. Charlie Sheen

    I wanna be on that show... can I? Can I?

    July 13, 2012 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  77. nokoolaidcowboy

    Where is Lopez going to get her stash from now?

    July 13, 2012 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  78. Name*Chery

    Yes, American Idol rating are low and everybody is jumping ship before the downfall comes to an end... Wait and see who is leaving next...
    Chery

    July 13, 2012 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
  79. LarissaSandriesa

    Stephan, at first I wanted to marry you; now I want to marry your daughter...

    July 13, 2012 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  80. keyser

    Only in America could an idiot like that make the top. What is wrong with this country?

    July 13, 2012 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Leif

      Keyser. In the country of the blind, a one-eyed man is king.

      July 13, 2012 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
    • larissasandriesa

      Oh I don't know; the beatles went pretty far from England....

      July 13, 2012 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
    • bajadelmar

      The better questions is what's wrong with you??? Don't judge a book by it's cover. Isn't that what xians are supposed to do anyway??? Complete hypocrites.

      July 13, 2012 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  81. bernman

    Loved hearing stevens comments but he is old school rocker if randy leaves they should end it and nt embarass da ai like when they brought ellen de generat wha a joke dig up jerry lewis to judge

    July 13, 2012 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  82. huskyvoice

    beautiful. he should use his time off to take English lessons and learn and some some other english words besides "beautiful".

    July 13, 2012 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
  83. Mike

    Some people think he sold out being on Idol but if you watched you saw that he was still the same, crazy, insane Steven Tyler. Glad to hear he didn't stay...a lot of people would've started to lose respect for the man. He knew that too...

    July 13, 2012 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  84. Humberto Contreras

    I never liked this moron freak with his face of idiot avorton.

    July 13, 2012 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  85. r00t4rd3d

    Im glad this chick is leaving. Tore up from the floor up.

    July 13, 2012 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  86. Name*James

    Glad your coming back to rock missed you.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  87. Marty

    He has the right idea. It's time to get off that sinking ship.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  88. Ranch

    aerosmith hasnt done anything cool since the 70's. retire already. give it up. save us from the cheese whiz...

    July 13, 2012 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  89. cathstar

    GREAT news! After watching the "she-man" for a few episodes, I had to stop watching "American Idol." He was a terrible judge of talent, lascivious with many contestants, and stinks as a singer. His voice was always bad, but now, with age, it's even worse. Good riddance!!!

    July 12, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Big Harry Johnson

    I love me some Harry Schlong in the morning sometimes in the afternoons, and the occasional evening schlong.

    July 12, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  91. That show is still going?

    What a waste of airwaves

    July 12, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Jebus

    Chocolate covered pizza with chocolate roses

    July 12, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  93. ryan green

    dude looks like a lady

    July 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Les

    I just knew he would leave, he looked really bored and uninterested in the show, never really added much in the way of constructive criticism to the contestants. Steve is a great rocker and vocalist, but a little too soft as a judge.

    July 12, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aezell

      More like the drivel on American Idol is below him. As in.....miles below him. It's like asking Rembrandt to judge a finger painting contest.

      July 12, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  95. CRANKY

    THAT was Steven Tyler? I just thought Paula Abdul was just not wearing makeup anymore!
    Seriously though, once Aerosmith got off heroine they really went downhill; then they sold out. Get on the horse Toxic Twins and make some serious rock instead of that bubble gum made for 14 year olds. LORD OF THE THIGHS!!

    July 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Les

      That would be HEROIN.

      July 12, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • CRANKY

      LES- Get a life. Come up with original thought and you wouldn't have to spend your life picking out little mistakes made by other people. It's auto-type, phag; OOPS! here it goes again. Tool....

      July 13, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  96. kk

    Am glad that he is...always thought he was too good for that show-actually made me sad to see him on it (as I was changing channels).

    July 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Spendlove

    Republicans killed Jesus!

    July 12, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Ish dawg

    aerosmith will always be one of rocks legends steven tyler pushed music to new boudaries when you have touchf so many people through your music you keep on keepin on its what you do best of lvck steven look forward to your new album jam on ish dawg

    July 12, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • rebecca squires

      wow I will always love his music. EVErYONE and i mean everyone i knew and know like his music if they are into rock and roll. cya to the small percent of weirdos that don't.

      July 13, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  99. Hung So Long

    Sewrioulsy isn't the story runberlievable!

    July 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  100. MRomney

    I am buying this show with the money I saved by paying less in taxes then the poor.

    July 12, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  101. DDM

    Heard maybe bringing on Adam Lambert? Surely NOT Charlie Sheen – that's got to be a bad joke!

    July 12, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Hung So Long

    What!!!!!! I can't brelieve this story

    July 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  103. nicca

    yeah, i think is time to move on.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Name*just me

    On idol I could see Tyler's age but last month in concert in Minneapolis he And the whole band were spot on. Funny. And f'n rocked like they were teenagers. Tyler belongs on stage. Rock on Aerosmith rock on!

    July 12, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Samuel

    She looks pretty good for her age.

    July 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • silverSam

      You have to love these "for their age" comments. Society has been slowly brainwashed into thinking anyone over 25 is ancient.

      July 13, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
    • OLDER--

      a little older, not a used car, attractive...no problem here-

      July 13, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • willy

      mine is 6 yrs older...its great...its warm

      July 13, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  106. nancy

    Wow....that is a shock.

    He has made the show the past 2 years....I will miss you Stevie.......you brought fun and wonderful witty comments to Idol. You were a breath of fresh air.......sigh

    July 12, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  107. lucas

    He needs to leave the music business too, his days of rocking out with both hands up are over. Face the music, Tyler.

    July 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Randy Jackson

    Dude was pitchy,dog

    July 12, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  109. DudeLooksLIkeALady

    Can someone tell me what da fauq 'ERMAHGERD' means?Thank you.

    July 12, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  110. TPF

    It's time to put Idol to rest. Since many networks have now copied Idol, TV has been over saturated with these type of shows. Idol should just stop while it is on top, there is no where to go but down.

    July 12, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Mott the Hoople

    If the article is about Steven Tyler (whoever he is), then why is there a photo of Paula Abdul? And why does Paula look so horrible? What happened to her?

    July 12, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Argle Bargle

    Oh my gawd! Who is that UGLY woman in the photo???

    July 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  113. MITCHMONSTER

    never understood how his skinny legs have not suddenly shattered as of yet.....

    July 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  114. labandme

    I couldn't understand, other than the exposure and money, why he would support such sappy music or such soul less singers. Welcome back to real music!

    July 12, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  115. DUMB WEBSITE

    i don't permit my kids to watch all this tv either, i don't care if they are home from school... i can assure you after reading this silly website..there not going to be on cnn this summer either...i just happen to pass by my deck and this crap was up...my teenagers will be busy the rest of the summer and will not be bashing people on computers all day...i can bet the bashers are also miserable adults. .GET THE STEPPIN

    July 12, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • ANOTHER MOM

      i could bet the mothers and fathers are on this dam thing all day too...SO I DON'T GET TRASHED...i'm on it because my son was on it just now and i told him to GET THE F–CK OFF OF THE COMPUTER.

      July 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Tr1Xen

    The Demon o' Screamin' belongs on the stage, not on Idol! Good choice, sir!

    July 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Olivia

    Sad

    July 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Melanie

    Whenever I read these responses I wonder why CNN even lets people comment.. I think I lost a million brain cells reading this crap! Aerosmith is one of the biggest bands in rock history.. Not saying that I listen to them every day, but these new rock bands these days just plain suck.. Every single rock band these days is gonna end up on "Where are they now?" in 20 years! And Idol actually found some good talent.. Its helped the dying music industry tremendously so wake up or just shut up! :P

    July 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Samuel

      You had me on the Aerosmith comment, but then lost me on the Idol comment. You really think that Idol was a good thing for music, AND you are an aerosmith fan?

      July 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Kyle

    Aerosmith sucks. American Idol sucks. Next.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tr1Xen

      @KyleZ 𝐇𝐔𝐇?!??!? How can you say that about Aerosmith?!?? Blasphemy!! Even if you're into not into rock, you ought to give credit where it's due. These guys helped define the genre. They're LEGENDS, for Pete's sake. I didn't care for Michael Jackson but I'm not going to say he sucked at making music–the guy was a natural–just not my taste. Give credit where it's due!!

      July 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      You Suck. Next..

      July 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Mammy

    It's just a bunch of fat black Africans with their dumb welfare stories, anyway.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Irene

    Steve Tyleer was the BEEEEESSST attraction of the show!!!! They should get rid of Jennifer Lopez...she is soooooooo overrated!!!!

    July 12, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Espanto

      She is sooooo into promoting herself and flapping her gums way too much! Her comments are rather amusing because she doesn't follow her own advice with her awful music and acting and painful-to-watch attempts at dancing. Got to hand it to her PR people and her behind-the-scenes make-up artists! Her support army is awesome cause she's definitely NOT!

      July 12, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  122. amazing....

    is this all you people do is watch tv for hours a day..

    July 12, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • paulm5545

      Nope. We also sit in front of our computers for hours on end typing our opinions as if they mean something...

      July 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  123. rita eads

    On May 11, 2012, 'Awake' was prematurely cancelled by NBC. 'Awake' was as close to the perfect TV show as I've seen in a long time. Shows like this don't come around often, and it would be a devastating loss to see it go. Please take a few seconds of your time to help give 'Awake' the second chance it deserves.
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    July 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  124. bad2worse

    It's time to get back to real reality. These shows just make people dumber!

    July 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Bob B

    This dude looks like an ugly old women.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • paulm5545

      I think he has a slight resemblance to a bleached out Obama with a wig.

      July 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  126. The_Mick

    Aerosmith's renewed popularity is due to Tyler's charisma on Idol, opening up a new fan base. When he leaves Idol he'll lose that. It's like when Conan O'Brien got the tonight show and completely ignored and insulted the older viewers with his "masturbating bear" and youth-only based humor. You don't throw away a possible fan base without taking a hit and Tyler's going to find that out in the reverse way O'Brien did.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  127. booboot0805

    I liked this guy's music but I can't stand his face.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Nate

    Steven Tyler looks like Bonnie Raitt in that picture...

    July 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  129. @Bionik

    Yes, I heard that as well.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Rick

    Just wait till they reboot American Idol twenty years from now with holograms of dead celebrities instead of judges.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Nate

    Too much work to do the executive producers job of deciding who goes on the show and judge. I dont blame any of them for leaving.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Gambi

    I'll miss you! You did a great job and we all got a look into the heart and soul of Steven Tyler. Take away the Wild Rock Star image you see a nice guy with a heart, It's been a pleasure to get to know you better. All the best Steven.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • bambi_1

      Love how all u guys are making fun of Steven Tyler. What's ur problem? Do u not know who this guy is? He is a LEGEND.... in his own mind. He can't help looking like a sucked up Desperate House wife on crack. He acts like he likes girls but his mouth say nah. Tyler? Gtf off the tv you long hair geezer

      July 13, 2012 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  133. Gene

    hmmm perhaps Perez Hilton, Snookie and Marilyn Manson for a line up

    July 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  134. edvhou812

    Time to end it. Not only is America sick of hearing, "You're going to Hollywood", but anyone who has said it is sick of doing it. Time to just wrap it up.

    July 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Deloris ?

    Please no, You have made the show for me. Who will turn me on now

    July 12, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Poolchick

    Guess Simon was right, Idol won't last much longer. Now that Steven is going, it won't be on my tv next season. He was awesome on it, funny as he!! and will miss seeing him.

    July 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roscoe Chait

      I've watched AI almost from the beginning. Time for it to go... and take with it that racist, dishonest show called the X Factor. The best "reality" program on the air is "So You Think You Can Dance." It has real young people who are dedicated to their art.

      July 12, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Siesta Key

    I use to love Idol but not so much anymore. In my opinion the last winner was not as talented as the 2nd and 3rd place contestants. I do not plan on watching idol this coming season.....too much glad mouthing and back slapping for average performances.

    July 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liz in Seattle

      I agree, Siesta Key. None of the three judges ever said anything remoteley un-positive, even when a performance was cringe-worthy (see: Jessica Sanchez singing Bohemian Rhapsody). It made the whole judging rigamarole completely pointless.

      July 12, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Heywood Jablome

    Aerosmith will always be considered the poor mans Rolling Stones. Please stay on the show and DONT make another album. pleeeeeease

    July 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • answerman28

      lol gotta love these talentless idiot critics.. Hey Heywood how many hit records you got? How many times you been around the world? How many times you been on TV show? How many millions you got? Bring it on Steve your music is a gift to all of us. Cant wait!!

      July 12, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • DDM

      Dream On!

      July 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Summertimeweather

    I often watched American Idol just to see Steven Tyler and hear his colorful comments and delight in his innovative wardrobe! He seemed nurturing for the aspiring artist. Congrats on two good years of Steven as judge!!

    July 12, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Lee

    I'm just wondering who they will get to replace him! I mean really, who could replace Steven Tyler??? I'm thinkin someone like Reba McEntire or Garth Brooks would be awesome, althought I'm not a country fan. Even Aretha Franklin would be good! But in the rock genre, who can top Steven? The Boss maybe? Thoughts?

    July 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bionik Wmn

      So you haven't seen the rumors that they're thinking about Charlie Sheen??? Pinch me, what a train wreck that would be. I would start watching the show again.

      July 12, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  141. kevgood

    Are you sure that's not a picture of Carly Simon?

    July 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Joe

    The show is nothing without simon. I knew the show would go donwhill after simon left. Tyler is smart enough. To know that the show is on its last leg.

    July 12, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  143. sonicmojo

    I'm not a big Areosmith fan but as a musician, I have nothing but respect for Steven. His auto-biography is a great read!

    July 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  144. TMONEY

    Never ceases to amaze me all the losers that are sitting at home on their PC with no life that love to attack someone that is successful and doesn't want to quit doing what they love because they are getting older. I doubt 99% of the critics on these comment sections have had anywhere near the success this guy has in his choosen field. If they did they probably wouldn't be on here making idiotic posts.

    July 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Colin

    He never should have been there in the first place. Rock legends have no business participating in such vapid, sensationalistic t.v. sideshows. What an embarrassing stain on his legacy..

    July 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heinz

      An embarrasment for who? You? Why would you pre suppose anothers embarrassment?

      July 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trina

      Colin, why SHOULDN'T Steve be on IDOL??? That man is a LEGEND and is willing to nurture and share what he has learned about the business with new and upcoming singers and performers. Musicians do it all the time! Only difference here is that it's being done with half the world watching the process and buying the results in the forms of CD's, downloads and live concerts. All of the judges on IDOL , past and present, have been invaluable resources for young artists who, otherwise, may not have EVER gotten a chance like this. I applaud ALL of those judges who have given their time to mentor to these hopeful stars in the making!

      July 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  146. JENNIFER LOPEZ IS PRICELESS!!!

    My friends and I hope that Jennifer Lopez stays with American Idol, it is nice to see her every week, with all those beautiful outfits and her beautiful face and so much kindness and talent, she needs to stay. Randy we also need you at American Idol , pleaseeeee, Jennifer and Randy do not leave the show. Steven too bad you decided to leave, we wish you the best.

    July 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roscoe Chait

      If I hear Jennifer Lopez say "it's crazy" one more time, I think I will go crazy. She talks like a 5-year-old. And Randy's vocabulary is limited to about 25 words. Can't they put somebody on who is a little articulate?

      July 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Hairbear

    Say it's not so! He was kinda entertaining!

    July 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Carol

    I really will miss you. You brought so much to the show. Please don't go. You,Randy and Jennifer are a Class Act and it will be hard to replace any one of you. You Rock!

    July 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • u will be missed Steve, love Jennifer Lopez

      I wish you all the best in the future. I hope Jennifer Lopez doesn't leave American Idol, she is the best, a beautiful , kind and smart lady and she does a great job with the contestants. About , hope you stay as well, the show will not be the same if Jennifer and Randy leave. JENNIFER LOPEZ IS PRICELESS.

      July 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  149. phneutral

    I never thought much about this guy until he voluntarily went into rehab. and to see how much his wife and children were concerned and loved him. He must be doing something right. And he can Rock too.

    July 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roscoe Chait

      He's been in rehab about a dozen times and it's never worked for him. I don't think he takes it seriously. It's amazing he hasn't died from a drug overdose. Although his face certainly shows a lot of years of hard living. I liked Steven on the show–he was kind and knowledgable. That's why I read his memoir. What a waste of time that was. He must have been high when he wrote it.

      July 12, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Observer

    Time to put a bullet in this farce, and be done with it.

    July 12, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Flooby

    Love Steven Tyler. He's the best rock lyricist of the last 40 years.

    July 12, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Robert

    Hey, if you loved every minute of the show, then stay there fool. I would'nt buy anything from a has been like you. you used to be a real rocker back in the day but your ship has sailed. Its just weird that you would enjoy hanging around a bunch of school kids that frankly cant sing, period. Get a life Steven!

    July 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • albert

      ...Said the village idiot.

      July 12, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Flooby

      How can I be cool like Robert? Maybe a pair of cutoff jean shorts, a wife beater and a Budweiser outside the trailer. Hee haw.

      July 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Tanker

    Tyler was the show these last two years!

    July 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Natz

    Steven Tylers the whole reason I started watchn Idol again... 2 bad producers of the show told him 2 settle down on his 2nd season or it woulda been better n maybe he woulda stayed! Aerosmith STILL rocks tho! Hope Idol gets some1 w talent like his 2 judge....

    July 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Jon

    Sign me up ... I going to that concert.

    July 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Louie

    He just did that show for fun because he doesn't need the money. He needs a break. Time for drugs, booze and rock and roll.

    July 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  157. erich2112x

    It's time for the show to take a new direction.

    July 12, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maglets

      They keep running out of stars for these tv talent shows......idea.....at 10-20 mil a season......l'm available!!!
      Cawl me, we'll tawk!

      July 13, 2012 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
    • columbus

      It's time to turn the TV off!

      July 13, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  158. zigzag

    Thank goodness! I love Steven as a rock frontman, but hated him as an Idol judge.

    July 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Bones

      He was a good ROCK frontman. What he's not so great at is fronting the doddering old lounge act that's going around using the name "Aerosmith" for some reason. The Rolling Stones are 15 years older and can still get it together to whoop that ***, why not this lot? I know they got it in 'em. That blues covers album was a step in the right direction, especially recording in that stripped-down, off-the-cuff style, which is what they used to be so good at. A young Saul Hudson heard "Rocks" and later turned into Slash. Nobody's listening to "Just Push Play" and being inspired to become a rock god.

      July 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Tzckrl

    Dude really does look like a lady. Like Mary Tyler (any relation?) Moore, old and on a bad day.

    July 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |

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