Steven Tyler to leave 'American Idol' 

By Alan Bailey

There goes the fun! It’s official: Steven Tyler is leaving “American Idol” and will return to being an actual rock idol, Fox confirmed. The Aerosmith frontman served as a judge during the 10th and 11th seasons of the reality TV competition.

“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,” the rocker said in a statement. “I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith.” He added, “'Idol’ was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it.... Now it’s time to bring Rock Back.” For his part, “Idol” creator and executive producer Simon Fuller will miss the rock legend. He said, “Steven Tyler is a real ‘Idol,’ a rock legend. If you had told me 10 years ago he would be a judge on ‘American Idol,’ I would have thought...