Steven Tyler Is Doing ‘American idol’
Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton has confirmed the worst kept secret in worldwide television – that the rock n’ roll icon will be filling the seat left by Simon Cowell on American Idol.
“Steven is doing ‘American Idol’. The ink is dry on that,” confirmed Hamilton. “So, we’ll have to work around his schedule for a new record.
“I hope it doesn’t hurt the new momentum we’ve built up on this tour, because that’s been so important for us as a band. But I wouldn’t want to be the one standing in the way of this for him. 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.”