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Jackson won't be back as 'Idol' judge

Jackson won't be back as 'Idol' judge

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Randy Jackson will serve as a mentor, not a judge, when "American Idol" returns next season, show sources told TMZ.
New Aerosmith album to drop Nov. 6

New Aerosmith album to drop Nov. 6

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- "Music From Another Dimension," Aerosmith's first studio album of new material in 11 years, is set for release in North America Nov. 6, Columbia Records said.
Nick Jonas up for 'Idol' gig

Nick Jonas up for 'Idol' gig

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Pop singer Nick Jonas has confirmed via Twitter he is in the running to be a judge on "American Idol."
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Mariah Carey hired as new 'Idol' judge

Mariah Carey hired as new 'Idol' judge

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) -- Fox says pop singer Mariah Carey will fill one of the vacancies left by outgoing judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler on "American Idol."
Aretha Franklin wants to judge 'Idol'

Aretha Franklin wants to judge 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Aretha Franklin said she'd be interested in judging "American Idol," replacing Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, who won't return next season.
Jennifer Lopez confirms 'Idol' exit

Jennifer Lopez confirms 'Idol' exit

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez announced Friday she will not return as a judge on "American Idol" for a third season.
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Steven Tyler quits 'American Idol'

Steven Tyler quits 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- Rock icon Steven Tyler said Thursday he will not return for a third season as a judge on "American Idol" because he wants to focus on his band, Aerosmith.
'Hunger Games' wins 4 MTV Movie Awards

'Hunger Games' wins 4 MTV Movie Awards

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 4 (UPI) -- The young-adult survival picture "The Hunger Games" won four Golden Popcorns at the MTV Movie Awards ceremony at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.

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Phillip Phillips named new 'American Idol'

Phillip Phillips named new 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Phillip Phillips was crowned the winner on "American Idol" in Los Angeles Wednesday.
Joshua Ledet eliminated from 'American Idol'

Joshua Ledet eliminated from 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- Joshua Ledet was eliminated from "American Idol," leaving Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez to compete on next week's finale.
Report: Lopez not planning 'Idol' return

Report: Lopez not planning 'Idol' return

LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) -- Singer, actress, model and producer Jennifer Lopez will not serve as a judge on TV's "American Idol" for a third season, a source told UsMagazine.com.
Hollie Cavanagh gets the boot on 'Idol'

Hollie Cavanagh gets the boot on 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- Hollie Cavanagh, an 18-year-old British-born singer living in Texas, was voted off "American Idol" in Los Angeles.
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Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico on March 26, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the frontman and lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is the father of actress Liv Tyler. He is also known as the "Demon of Screamin'" and is equally known for his on-stage acrobatics. During his high-energy performances, he usually dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand. In the 1970s, Tyler rose to prominence as the frontman of Aerosmith, which released such milestone hard rock albums as Toys in the Attic and Rocks. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Tyler had a heavy drug and alcohol addiction, and the band's popularity waned.

He completed drug rehabilitation in 1986 and has subsequently maintained sobriety for over 20 years, aside from an addiction to prescription painkillers in the late 2000s, for which he successfully received treatment in 2009. After Aerosmith launched a remarkable comeback in the late 1980s and early 1990s with the albums Permanent Vacation, Pump, and Get a Grip, Tyler became a household name and has remained a relevant rock icon. As a result, he has since embarked on several solo endeavors including guest appearances on other artists' music as well as film and TV roles (including as a judge on American Idol). However, he has continued to record music and perform with Aerosmith, after more than 41 years in the band. He is included among Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers. He was also ranked 3rd on Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. In 2001 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Aerosmith, and he was the presenter when AC/DC was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.

Steven Victor Tallarico was born March 26, 1948 in Yonkers, New York, the son of Susan (née Blancha), a secretary, and Victor A. Tallarico, a classical musician and pianist. His father was of Italian and German descent and his mother was of Polish, Russian and English ancestry (his maternal grandfather had changed his surname from "Czarnyszewicz" to "Blancha"). Tyler has stated that he grew up "under his father's piano", and that from what his father played, he got "that emotional thing" that he has with music. When he was sixteen, he formed his first band, called The Strangeurs, later changed to Chain Reaction, where he was the drummer, and later the lead singer. Tyler also had been part of a few local bands, like William Proud and The Left Banke. He was expelled from Roosevelt High School due to his drug use. He graduated from the Leonard Quintano for Young Professionals School in 1967. He attended Woodstock with Joe Perry and Joey Kramer, his future Aerosmith bandmates.

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