Tyler signs on as new Idol judge

By | Published on Friday 20 August 2010

It seems Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler has taken a break from falling off stages for long enough to sign a contract to be a new judge on ‘American Idol’, joining the show’s only remaining original judge, Randy Jackson, after the departure of Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi.

Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton told New Jersey’s Star-Ledger: “Steven is doing ‘American Idol’. The ink is dry on that. Steven is someone who absolutely lives to be in front of an audience, and the people closest to him know how witty and entertaining he can be. I don’t know if ‘American Idol’ will be rock n roll enough for him, but it is an opportunity for millions of people to see another side of Steven Tyler”.