Steven Tyler to Judge 'American Idol': Aerosmith Bassist Confirms

By Kevin Fallon

First two sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler had already worked out a deal to judge the next season of American Idol. Now Aerosmith bassist Todd Hamilton is also confirming the news:

American Idol producers won't announce the season 10 judges panel until next month, but Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton has all but confirmed that Steven Tyler will be occupying one of the seats left by Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell. "Steven is doing American Idol. The ink is dry on that," Hamilton told the Newark Star-Ledger . "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."

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