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Steven Tyler's 'A.I.' Move

Won't Affect Aerosmith Tour

7/31/2010 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Steven Tyler will be crazy busy traveling the country if he becomes the next judge on "American Idol" -- but TMZ has learned the biggest show on TV won't get in the way of the rocker's concert tour.

Tour
Aerosmith is currently in the middle of a nationwide tour aptly named "Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock!" -- and the tour is scheduled to roll through the end of September ... long after production begins on "Idol."

A rep for the band still won't confirm that Tyler is locked up for "Idol" -- but she did tell us that no matter what, "The Aerosmith tour will continue on for its full scheduled run with Steven Tyler." 

The life of a rock star is never boring.

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46.

Sheila    

Steven Tyler on AI.....genius. :) He's a rock GOD.

1487 days ago
47.

Kelly    

What is up with you narrow minded shallow minded young people who keep making statements about Tylers age ? If he was B.B.King no one would think a thing about his age or any of the older blues men (or women) News flash people: Aging does not necessarily limit one's talent in fact in many cases quite the contrary. You make me sick. I hope, when you get a little age on you someone says you're too old to get on a computer and make snide remarks about people who have more talent in their little finger than you do in all ten of yours. Overrated ? Their sold-out shows and record sales would fly right in the face of those idiotic comments. Look in the mirror you split tailed punks, you're right behind them.

1487 days ago
48.

m    

Give everything and every new judge a chance man... If we don't like them they wont be around for long. At the end of the day, we decide... Look at Kara... She should never have showed herself against the bathing suit nimrod...instead she did the same thing and the real world lost all respect for her...

let's start over.... besides "dogg" Randy, let's find a new panel that can be fair and decisive to help those who follow and vote a chance to succeed.......

1487 days ago
49.

Ladyrain    

I'm definitely in the minority here, but I am looking forward to Tyler as a judge. He's got a way with words, he's surely not bashful! and he's a music industry veteran. As for Lopez: Boring, self-centered, talentless and unlikeable. I'm actually looking forward to Steven putting her in her place. Last season was such a dismal failure on so many levels that this new line-up almost HAS to be an improvement. Here's hoping . . . . .

1487 days ago
50.

lou    

New name for show: Washed Up Idols

1487 days ago
51.

Mike    

@bmull overrated?? don't u mean underrated? well you should,Aerosmith is the best-selling American rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million albums worldwide. so overrated is bunk!!!

1487 days ago
52.

Mike    

@ Bob Brampett .... don't u mean underrated? well you should,Aerosmith is the best-selling American rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million albums worldwide. so overrated is bunk!!!

1487 days ago
53.

Mish    

ST, IMO shouldn't be a judge on AI. He's a legend, he should just leave it at that.

1487 days ago
54.

Ronaldinho Gaucho    

Ohh Yeahhhh!!! Now we are talking, finally they WOKE-UP and brought some REAL F_ _ king LIVE talent into the panel/show. I CAN HARDLY WAIT, it's gonna be AWESOME. Tyler is a REAL Rock legend and J.Lo WOW!!! Counting the Days!!!

1486 days ago
55.

Ana712    

I just hope this doesnt affect next year's aerosmith plans. I dont know what i'd do if they dont tour next year or release he freking new album we've been waiting 3 years for. I really dont think a bunch of tone def idiots deserve to get so close to him, thats what really pisses me off.

1485 days ago
56.

aerosimms    

This is way beneath Steven, and even a little beneath J-Lo, but if they want to do it, good for them. It's all about entertainment, and Steven Tyler is a GUARANTEE. He's been in the biz for over 40 years...in contrast, Simon was in for less than half. I see people saying how "witty and smart" Simon was. I liked Simon's demeanor, but wit? Smarts? 99% of what he said was just random cliches. Tyler will be MORE honest, and MORE entertaining...you kids saying otherwise have no clue. The man has more talent in his left pinky toe than all the idol judges and contestants past and present combined.

1478 days ago
57.

Ken    

First off your wonrg they have .....

Aerosmith is the best-selling American rock band of all time,

Having sold more than 197 million albums worldwide,including 66.5 million albums in the United States alone.

They also hold the record for the most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group.

The band has scored 21 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100
8 top 10 on same chart.
Nine #1 Mainstream Rock hits
Four Grammy Awards
Ten MTV Video Music Awards.
They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
As the HOF said it does ring true

Aerosmith were America’s feisty retort to hard-rocking British groups like the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, the Who, Cream, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. Almost alone among American bands, Aerosmith matched those British legends in power, intensity, and notoriety. Moreover, they’ve long since surpassed many of their influences in terms of longevity and popularity. In the words of vocalist Steven Tyler, “We weren’t too ambitious when we started out. We just wanted to be the biggest thing that ever walked the planet, the greatest rock band that ever was.”

1470 days ago
58.

Maria    

I absolutley HATE all those stupid reality shows, we all know they are scripted...is this an example of how stupid we can be??? As for Steven Tyler...I LOVE that man, talentend ,wild, crazy & yes, a bit troubled at times (aren't we all?) But I don't think American Idol is the niche for him...Think it over Steve, the money won't keep you warm at night.......

1469 days ago
59.

Ruckus Nusiance    

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, SELLING OUT STADIUMS, STILL MAKING HITS, TALKED ABOUT AND LISTENED TOO SINCE 1969, OFTEN CALLED THE GREATEST AMERICAN ROCK BAND, THEIR OWN RIDE IN DISNEY WORLD FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.
AND YOU ARE?

1465 days ago
60.

Ruckus Nusiance    

This is for all of you who don't get it.
Aerosmith is the best-selling American rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million albums worldwide,including 66.5 million albums in the United States alone.They also hold the record for the most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group. The band has scored 21 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, nine #1 Mainstream Rock hits, four Grammy Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and in 2005 they were ranked #57 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

1465 days ago
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