Now that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has left “American Idol”, he has revealed that the show wasn’t all fun. Last month, he made the announcement that he would not be returning to the show after sitting in the judge’s chair for two seasons. Now, he has revealed that he only agreed to do the show for the money.
In his interview with “Rolling Stone”, he said, “It was something to do while the storm blew by, to be honest…not my cup of tea. I loved it and hated it. It was a great job, I sat next to J. Lo and I made a ton of money. It was a moment in life and it became larger than life.”
He went on to say that he wasn’t a fan of the workload or the prompting to turn into another Mr. Nasty like Simon Cowell. He said, “It was just hard work, seven hour days and then I went and did the album for eight hours after that. The show’s about kids and what you do to nurture their talent. They wanted me to take the piss out of the kids and I don’t have that in me. That’s not what I’m about. That’s more about that other guy. Not me.”
It was all for the best that he quit the show for two reasons. One, he sucked as a judge on the show. He’s a character, that’s for sure, but he never really said much more than “beautiful” to performances. The second reason is that he is much more at home on the stage in front of thousands of screaming fans, as evidenced by his tour.
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