“After somelong...hard...thoughts…I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress American Idolbefore she boils my rabbit," Steven said in a statement. "I strayedfrom my first love, Aerosmith, and I'm back—but instead of begging on my handsand knees, I've got two fists in the air and I'm kicking the door open with myband.”
He continued, “The next few years are going to be dedicatedto kicking some serious ass—the ultimate in auditory takeover. On Nov. 6, we areunleashing our new album, Music from Another Dimension on the Earth, Moon, Mars, andway beyond the stars… Idol wasover-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it…Now it's time to bring RockBack. ERMAHGERD."
Just so you know, “ERMAHGERD” = “Oh my God.” Try saying itout loud. It’s kinda fun.
"He's been a terrific judge, a true friend and greatmentor to everyone involved with the show, and we know he'll continue to be ahuge inspiration to Idol hopefuls for years to come,” Mike Darnell, president ofAlternative Entertainment for Fox said in a statement. “We are very sad thatSteven has chosen to focus more on his music, but we always knew when we hireda rock 'n' roll legend, he would go back to the music. We all wish himall the best and would love to have him back on the show anytime."
And let the bidding war for Steven’s spot begin! Well, sinceit’s already started for J-Lo’s, it shouldn’t be too much trouble to find areplacement.
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