Wednesday, July 25, 2012
5 reasons Steven Tyler is better off without American Idol
The list includes onstage injuries and Liv Tyler.
With the recent departure of Steven Tyler from American Idol, and the fact that Aerosmith will be stopping at the American Airlines Center on July 28, it's the perfect time to debate his future without the hugely popular reality TV show.
Tyler’s statement says he wants to get back to his "first love," music.
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"After some long, hard thoughts, I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress American Idol before she boils my rabbit," Tyler said. "I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I'm back -- but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I got two fists in the air and I'm kicking the door open with my band."
So here are the top 5 reasons why we think he's better off without American Idol:
1. Bringing the band back together. Aerosmith was dealing with some tough times right before Tyler joined the Idol cast in 2009. Guitarist Joe Perry told Rolling Stone that Tyler quit as far as he could tell. At the time, they were dealing with serious onstage injuries -- Tyler fell off the stage and broke his shoulder due to reported drug use -- and major disagreements about how their music should sound.
2. Regaining rock star cred. While on American Idol, Tyler couldn't get away with arriving drunk, not waking up until the sun’s down, and flirting with his never-ending line of female fans. But good for him, those are everyday activities as the frontman of Aerosmith. (And OK, maybe he got away with flirting on Idol.)
3. More time to focus on his legendary rock band. They’re finally working on a new record, titled Music From Another Dimension. The record is due out on November 6, Aerosmith's first studio album in eight years.
4. More chances to shoot another inappropriate music video with your daughter. Yes, we're talking about 1994’s “Crazy,” which starred Tyler’s teenage daughter Liv Tyler and actress Alicia Silverstone. Let's do another.
5. More crazy onstage antics. Sitting in a judges chair didn't give him much room to move. His life, full-of-live shows will give fans something else to talk about other than whom he kissed on the latest episode of Idol.
We're not saying we hope Tyler falls off the stage in Dallas; we just miss the highlight-sporting, makeup-wearing rock star that faded in the Idol spotlight.
If you go to the Aerosmith show this weekend, go early for opening act Cheap Trick.
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