July 13, 2012 10:32

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler quits as 'American Idol' judge Aerosmith Tickets

Singer leaves to focus on his band's forthcoming new album and world tour

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler quits as 'American Idol' judge

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Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has quit as a judge on music reality show American Idol.

The singer has served as a judge on the show for two seasons, but has now said that he has decided to focus on Aerosmith once more.

Tyler, who almost left Aerosmith in 2009, said of his departure from the pop reality show: "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. I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I'm back. The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass."

The show's creator and executive producer Simon Fuller has said that the show will miss Tyler, but added: "I completely understand his desire to get back to his life as the singer in America's greatest ever rock band."

Tyler served alongside Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson on the show's judging panel, both of whom have yet to confirm that they will be returning for the reality show's 12th season later this year.

Aerosmith will release their new studio album 'Music From Another Dimension' next month. The album, which will be the 15th full-length offering of the band's career, will be released on August 27 in the UK and August 28 in the US.

The album is the follow-up to 2004's 'Honkin' On Bobo' and has been produced by Jack Douglas, the man behind 1975's 'Toys In The Attic'.

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