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Steven Tyler on 'Idol'

Show Me the Money!

8/13/2010 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Steven Tyler is playing a little bit of hardball with "American Idol" execs -- saying they better "lay out the bread" if they want him to come on board.

Steven Tyler - American Idol
Less than two weeks ago, the Aerosmith singer proclaimed "I'm doing it" when asked if he was gonna be on "Idol." But yesterday in New York, he seemed to be playing coy when asked whether he was going to take the gig.

We smell a negotiation ploy!

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61.

mary bolda    


give it to Bret Michaels, he would make and excellent judge look what he did on trump's apprentice show. Mariah Carey also would make an excellent judge too.

But please no big mouth Steven Tyler, look at what his recent gig on drugs did for him!!!

Pam

1481 days ago
62.

CC    

Yeah give him more money so he can dump more heroin in his veins. With the 'more money' insistance I'm now convinced he would be a detriment to the show. Do us all a favor and stay home Steven!

1481 days ago
63.

Karen     

I just saw Aerosmith in concert and they are far from washed up one of the best shows I have seen in years.

1481 days ago
64.

alexis    

He would rock..i hope he gets it!

1481 days ago
65.

THIN LIZZY    

Is that Chrissie Hynde?

1481 days ago
66.

Irene    

They must be able to find someone younger and closer to the contestant's ages for this gig. Steven is way too old for this.

1481 days ago
67.

ryan    

I thought this was julia roberts

1481 days ago
68.

BarbieJean    

Steven Tyler is a legend. Aerosmith is a legend. It doesn't matter what any of the idol watchers think cause this man is an absolute musical legend.
The only thing that is OLD IS AMERICAN IDOL. It's rigged, and it's pathetic and completely UNworthy of Tyler. If you're gonna do it, Steven, take em to the bank!

1481 days ago
69.

eyes r rolling    

Here's what I think... Idol is cooling on their decision to consider him so he's spinning it so he can say they couldn't meet his $$$ demands - instead of admitting they realized he doesn't bring anyone or anything to the table and he should just hit the road.

1481 days ago
70.

cali    

At first glance I thought that was a bad picture of Julia Roberts

1481 days ago
71.

Madelyn    

Please no Steven Tyler. I for one will definately quit watching if he's the new judge. Other than that I could care less who they get but I do think Bret Michaels would be really good and intertaining. I think some of the previous Idol contestants would beat ST!

1481 days ago
72.

aerosimms    

Steven Tyler is a rock GOD. He's forgotten more about the music industry than all the previous judges before him combined will ever even know. In other words, this is BENEATH him. All these teeny bopper naysayers have no clue what the hell they're talking about. The man has sold more than 150 million records, has his own roller coaster at Disneyworld and is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In comparison, Simon Cowell is a pimple on his ass. If Tyler decides to do it, good for him for branching out, but he's already a living legend. He doesn't need American Idol- Idol needs HIM.

1481 days ago
73.

aerosimms    

And to all the shallow-assed 12 year olds commenting on his looks, show me another man his age who looks half as good...you can't. Those strong Italian genes produced LIV TYLER...If Tyler goes for the gig, it will be the best thing that ever happened to American Idol. Unlike Ozzy Osbourne, Tyler is entertaining, relevant, and can play almost any instrument. Wait till some of these wannabe "rockers" and "pop stars" start with their generic crap on-stage...finally, someone with real clout will be able to tell them like it is. You kids are absolutely clueless...

1481 days ago
74.

aerosimms    

I see a lot of comments about Brett Michaels vs. Steven Tyler. You're joking, right? Poison OPENED for Aerosmith. There would never have even been a Brett Michaels without Steven Tyler. Tyler even sounds better at 62 than Michaels ever did. And what's with the "famewh0re" crap? Michaels has already been on two reality shows (Rock of Love & Apprentice), so who's a "famewh0re"? Brett is "offering" to do the show because he is no longer relevant as a musician and needs the reality show circuit to keep his fame-- if Tyler does it, it will only be because the producers want a REAL American Idol to be a judge. And you morons going on about Tyler's drug issues don't bother to mention it was prescription painkillers that cause his latest woes, not heroin, which he kicked over 20 years ago. I hate this ****ing generation. Shallow, stupid, and full of ****.

1481 days ago
75.

lou    

Tell me again why this wash-up either needs or deserves big bucks?

1481 days ago
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