A month following his departure from American Idol, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has done an about face regarding his time on the show. During an interview with Rolling Stone, Steven admitted that he really didn’t want to be sitting in that chair in the first place.
“It was something to do while the storm blew by, to be honest”, he said during the interview, also saying that it wasn’t really his “cup of tea”. His reason for doing it: to get away from the bickering of his Aerosmith band mates.
Just a month ago, Tyler seemed to give loads of praise to everything about Idol, saying he “loved everything about it”, but now claims that he also really didn’t like criticizing the young contestants.
“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.”
I guess after banking $20 million (he allegedly was bringing in about $10 million a year from Idol), you can really let loose on your thoughts without giving a crap. But something tells me he won’t be missed on the show after this one.