Steven Tyler leaves 'American Idol'
WASHINGTON, United States of America - The curtains have fallen on American Idol, as far as Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is concerned.
Tyler was a judge in the reality talent show for two years, as Simon Cowell's replacement (his "batchmate" Jennifer Lopez replaced Paula Abdul).
"I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress American Idol before she boils my rabbit,” he said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But the decision was not reached without "long, hard thoughts."
"I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back — but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band," he continued. "The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass — the ultimate in auditory takeover."
Aerosmith is set to release their new album on November 6, Music from Another Dimension.
"Idol was over the top fun, and I loved every minute of it… Now it’s time to bring Rock Back," said Tyler.
Here are some of Tyler's most memorable American Idol moments:
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