If you are wondering why American Idol is having so many judge changes…well here is why one judge isn’t coming back.
Steven Tyler is finally opening about why he decided to move on from American Idol after just two seasons at the judges’ table. Initially, the rocker just said that he wanted to spend more time working with his band Aerosmith. But apparently it ran much deeper than that. Steven opened up about his decision in the new issue of Rolling Stone. “It was something to do while the storm blew by, to be honest,” he told the magazine, referring to recent troubles with his band. But after being on the show, “it was not his cup of tea.”
… Even though Steven has been part of the rock music world most of his life and is used to criticism, Steven says he just didn’t enjoy dishing it out to the young singers. “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.”
… Since Steven announced his departure, Jennifer Lopez has announced she is leaving as well, with Mariah Carey stepping in as a new judge.