“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,” the rocker said in a statement Thursday. “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.”
As he tells about this news, he also reveals that Aerosmith will be releasing a new album on Nov, 6. 2012.
“The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass,” he says in his statement. “Idol was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it. … Now it’s time to bring rock back.”
And his decision is supported by Idol’s producers.
“Steven Tyler is a real ‘Idol,’ a rock legend,” executive producer Simon Fuller said in a statement. “If you had told me 10 years ago he would be a judge on American Idol, I would have thought it impossible. … I completely understand his desire to get back to his life as the singer in America’s greatest-ever rock band. American Idol will miss him!”