NO WORD AT PRESENT ON THE FUTURES OF RANDY JACKSON AND JENNIFER LOPEZ
Not surprisingly, Steven Tyler will not be returning to his role as a judge on Fox’s American Idol. He joined the veteran singing competition after Simon Cowell departed last season and sat opposite Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez in seasons 10 and 11.
“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,” said Tyler. “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.”
“It’s been a tremendous honor to have Steven – one of the most prolific artists in the world – on American Idol for the past two seasons,” added Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “He’s been a terrific judge, a true friend and great mentor to everyone involved with the show, and we know he’ll continue to be a huge inspiration to Idol hopefuls for years to come.”
There is still no word at present if original judge Randy Jackson or Jennifer Lopez, who joined Idol last season, will return as judges. And there is no official announcement on Tyler’s replacement.