Aerosmith Star Confirms Tyler Will Take On Idol

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August 19, 2010 | 5:15pm EST

Aerosmith star Tom Hamilton has confirmed bandmate Steven Tyler will be among the judges on the upcoming season of American Idol, and he can’t wait to see the entertaining singer on the show.

Tyler reportedly signed a deal to replace Simon Cowell on the hit talent show on Wednesday, but neither he nor Idol bosses have confirmed the story.

However, speaking to the Star-Ledger of New Jersey newspaper, Hamilton insists, “Steven is doing American Idol. The ink is dry on that.”

And the rocker claims his bandmate will surprise a few people on the show: “Steven is someone who absolutely lives to be in front of an audience, and the people closest to him know how witty and entertaining he can be.

“I don’t know if American Idol will be rock ‘n’ roll enough for him, but it is an opportunity for millions of people to see another side of Steven Tyler.”