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Jon Bon Jovi

I'm NOT the Next American Idol ... Judge

7/19/2012 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jon Bon Jovi's ass will not be sliding into Jennifer Lopez's old seat at the judge's table on the next season of "American Idol" ... this according to sources extremely close to the singer.

Lopez threw Bon Jovi's name into the mix during her farewell media blitz this week ... telling ABC News she'd like to see someone like Jon ... or Mick Jagger or Bono take over her spot.

But one Bon Jovi source, who is definitely in a position to know, tells TMZ ... "With all systems go for a new album and a mega-tour on the horizon, Jon wouldn't be able to give those aspiring singers the guidance they deserve."

The source adds, "Jon wouldn't commit to anything unless he can give 100%. With planning for the next album already underway, he's focused on the band."

The search continues ...

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1.

Nostradamus    

He still own that arena football team?

794 days ago
2.

kali    

Jon would be amazing.

794 days ago
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alex    

i think they go after a n avril lavigne caliber star

794 days ago
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misty    

I would love for Jon to become a judge on AI, that's the best name that's been thrown out there yet, since jen and steven decided to leave the show.. which Im not happy about. jen and steven were freaking awesome judges. they will be deeply missed.

794 days ago
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misty    

They need to find someone awesome like bret michaels. or maybe someone from country music Faith hill... Tobey Keith.. maybe even alice cooper would be fun to watch too..

794 days ago
6.

whatever    

This stupid show needs to be put out of it's misery - it's lasted FAR too long as it is.

793 days ago
7.

TummyRockets    

David Lee Roth should be the new judge on American Idol. End of conversation

793 days ago
8.

lily    

Bono!?!? Hahahaha!!

793 days ago
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793 days ago
10.

cas    

And besides the fact Jon Bon Jovi makes fun of shows like Idol and wants kids to make it on their own in the music industry not having it handed to them such as what Idol does. Jon hates these shows

And Jennifer Lopez....

793 days ago
11.

whocares    

Bon Jovi what a JOKE.

793 days ago
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Big D    

Lional Richie and Shania Twain are my choices.

793 days ago
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barnyardhumor    

I think this show has seen its run and they won't be able to lure any huge names.

793 days ago
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ElisabethIsDisgusting    

Mick Jagger? MICK JAGGER? Is J-Lo delusional??? Don't forget, she was washed up before she got her AI gig. It's the best thing that ever happened to her. Jagger is rock royalty. He's had a great career since before J-Lo was even born. He ain't doin' no stinkin' AI.

793 days ago
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Christine    

Just make it go away now.

793 days ago
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