AEROSMITH Frontman Discusses 'Idol' Rumors On 'Kidd Kraddick In The Morning'

According to, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler discussed the possibility of joining "American Idol" as a judge next season — and what kind of judge he would be — during an interview Monday (August 2) with syndicated radio show "Kidd Kraddick In The Morning".

"This beautiful girl from Fox came up to me and made an offer. I honored her offer… and it's just a work in progress," said Tyler. "They mentioned it and I listened, and we're on tour, so I gotta give it some time."

When asked how he'd judge contestants on "American Idol", Tyler said, "I would be honest to the ones that think they have it, and I would be truthful in the sense that if, to those that have it, they don't have it yet enough. And I would tell them exactly why, as I see it."

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You can watch video footage of Tyler's appearance on "Kidd Kraddick In The Morning" below. Also available is the audio portion of the Tyler chat.

According to The Pulse of Radio, Deadline Hollywood first mentioned Tyler's name as a possible "American Idol" judge following the abrupt departure last week of Ellen DeGeneres after just one season. Show mastermind Simon Cowell is also leaving, and reports have also surfaced that two-year judge Kara DioGuardi is also on the way out. Deadline also reported that Jennifer Lopez was close to closing a deal to fill one of the vacant seats, with Tyler perhaps up for the other.

It's not clear how a stint on "American Idol" would delay further AEROSMITH touring or a long-awaited new album.

Steven Tyler on "Kidd Kraddick In The Morning" (audio):

Steven Tyler on "Kidd Kraddick In The Morning" (video):


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