STEVEN TYLER To Perform With STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Members At 'American Idol' Finale

Robert and Dean DeLeo of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will join AEROSMITH frontman and "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler on stage during tonight's (Wednesday, May 25) season 10 "Idol" finale, airing live from Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California. In addition, JUDAS PRIEST will perform with James Durbin, the 22-year-old rocker from Santa Cruz, California, who was eliminated from "American Idol" earlier in the month but who will reportedly make a return appearance during tonight's broadcast.

Although Tyler's performance at the event has not been officially confirmed by Fox, multiple blogs report that AEROSMITH's "Dream On" was heard during rehearsal on Tuesday.

Despite Tyler's recent insistence that AEROSMITH would play the "American Idol" finale, AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry said in a recent online posting that the band was "never asked by producers" to perform at the event. He added that "Brad [Whitford, AEROSMITH guitarist] has a gig that night with [Experience Hendrix]. It's not logistically possible."

Perry did write that AEROSMITH is "looking forward to playing 'American Idol' next season when our new CD is out and we can prepare [for] a kick-ass show if they ask us."


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