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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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kunsman    

are tyler and janice ****inson the same person?just sayin'...

1476 days ago
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KIKI    

Unless Steven Tyler grew boobs, this is Carly Simon..

1476 days ago
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sarah    

Old aerosimms has his steven tyler doll shoved so far up his butt, he's starting to talk sh*t...you tell em aeroturd.

1476 days ago
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Robert    

If they get that arrogant prick, that show will be canceled with in a year. I'm watching the X-factor. I can't stand Seacrest, he is one major douche bag.

1476 days ago
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bennettmufson    

Another person who would always be awesome
David-Lee-Roth

1476 days ago
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Ana712    

i feel i should speak up for what Harvey said. He said people were complaing that Steven wouldnt make a good judge because the teen audience that mostly watch American Idol, dont really know who he is. Well that is definitly wrong. I am 15 and I know what Aerosmith is, I know who steven tyler is. I've been an Aerosmith fan ever since i was 11. I think Aerosmith does a good job interacting with a younger audience because for exanmple, they have their own ride at DisneyWorld, they have been featured in 3 video games including Guitar Hero, everyone has heard "I Dont Want to Miss a Thing"many teens today have watched Wayne's World and have seen and heard about Aerosmith there. And many teens today have heard the song Jaded. All my friends know they are and have heard Aerosmith songs before. so i think the assumption that Steven would not be good with a teen audience is wrong. And he would alos be a great judge because he does have a sense of humor, and he definitly knows music.

1476 days ago
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Ana712    

i just made a survey and 9 in ten people below the age of 20 know what Aerosmith is and know who Steven Tyler is. All ten people asked knew what Aerosmith was.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100813174052AAey7qm

1476 days ago
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Linda    

I dont think American Idol will hire him he seems unstable. He acts loaded in this interview.

1476 days ago
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Rob    

these ungrateful money hungry spoiled celebrities who aren't worth crap. they should all be bankrupt. Give to the less fortunate. Talentless ugly creeps.

1476 days ago
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kooky 1    

EEK...what an old tranny with man boobs and acting very high. Pathetic. Used to love him.

1476 days ago
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z    

Aerosmith is one of the greatest bands in existence just underneath The Stones, so why does he keep trying to derail his band, or worse make the rest of the band hate him? He has serious issues that he needs to sort out, and Idol is a step down so wtf on this. He does this crap when he drinks, maybe he needs rehab again, this isn't cool.

1475 days ago
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aerosimms    

You people just don't get it. Tyler is a master entertainer. He makes money, and good money, for doing what he does because he is one of the BEST at what he does. Money grubbing? Of course- he's a bloody ROCK STAR! So what? Do you think Randy or any other judge is doing the show for FREE? The fact is, Aerosmith have survived LONG AFTER the rest of their ilk have ceased to be relevant BECAUSE of things like Idol. Joe Perry was on it a couple of years ago. They were on the Rugrats Movie soundtrack. Tyler had a song on Elmopalooza. He knows how to market himself because he's an entertainer. And again, you bitches thinkin' you're cute by dogging his looks...I want to see what you think you're gonna look like at 62. Grow the hell up.

1475 days ago
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Maryellen    

Why don't they ask Richard Carpenter to be a judge? He'd be perfect for that job (IMO)!

1475 days ago
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marcia    

It's too bad Idol had to tell everyone what the judges and Ryan's salaries are. Now they're going to be hard pressed to get a 'real' star. I liked Doogie Houser though.

1475 days ago
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she girl    

Though, Brett is a good idea , the answer is clear as day Randy needs to pull in his old buddy Steve Perry (the voice) if anybody can judge a singing competition he would be the one! He
would be a excellent choice, Hey TMZ! Can you get this idea to Randy J.

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