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Posted at 1:35 PM ET, 08/18/2010

Report: Steven Tyler confirmed for 'American Idol'

By Jen Chaney

Steven Tyler, in the "American Idol" saddle. (AP)

Updated: Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton confirms that Tyler will be a judge on "American Idol," to the Star-Ledger. "Steven is doing 'American Idol.' The ink is dry on that," Hamilton told the New Jersey paper.

E Online! is reporting that Steven Tyler -- frontman for Aerosmith, father of Liv and owner of the second-most-famous pair of lips in rock history -- is officially onboard as an "American Idol" judge.

While Fox has not officially confirmed the news, E! cites a "very-inside music source" who says a deal was finalized last week. Also finalized as a result: the total and complete selling-out of the Aerosmith name. (I know, I know, some say that already happened at least 20 years ago.)

Of course, another chair on the "American Idol" judges panel, aka the Cheesy Pop Cabinet, still needs to be filled. No word yet on who will win that coveted spot next to Mr. "Yo, Dawg" and Mr. "Backstage Boogie Set Your Pants on Fire."

Source: E! Online

By Jen Chaney  | August 18, 2010; 1:35 PM ET
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Comments

Aerosmith sold out somewhere between "Walk This Way" and "Walk This Way: Featuring Run DMC." I believe Reagan was president when it happened.

Steven Tyler is a great choice; someone who is talented and successful and actually knows the business having been in it for 40 years.

So for Judge Number 3, we need his polar opposite (I put Randy to the side in his own category). Less talented, less successful, later to the music business for a young perspective, a woman to balance out the two men. Lindsay Lohan!

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | August 18, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Hey, don't be hatin' on Run-DMC.

Cheesy pop seat...you know who would be actually be cool? Britney Spears.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | August 18, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

WTF Cares!! Cancel this crap and move on.

Posted by: dem4life1 | August 18, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Actually, it's Steven Tyler "selling out the Aerosmith name," the band isn't involved. From articles I've read in the guitar and music press, the band ain't to happy and plans on moving forward as he works on "Brand: Tyler."

Posted by: postreader641 | August 18, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Actually, it's Steven Tyler "selling out the Aerosmith name," the band isn't involved. From articles I've read in the guitar and music press, the band ain't to happy and plans on moving forward as he works on "Brand: Tyler."

Posted by: postreader641 | August 18, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

LiLo would provide more entertainment - and drama. What is wrong with Fox - other than the obvious?

Posted by: pjohn2 | August 18, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

LiLo would provide more entertainment - and drama. What is wrong with Fox - other than the obvious?
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She'll be too busy doing $1M post-jail interviews and concocting her next drama.

Posted by: mooncusser | August 18, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

How about BONNIE Tyler for the other one?

Posted by: reddragon2 | August 18, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

LiLo is an amatuer ... Fox should go after Whitney Houston!!

Posted by: tlc20011 | August 18, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

LaToya Jackson is probably available and interested ...

Posted by: tlc20011 | August 18, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

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