Steven Tyler has recently talked about American Idol and Simon Cowel.
Apparently Fox pressured him to become the a-hole judge. The scathing Simon Cowell fill-in, if you will.
Steven prefers a gentler approach. He revealed:
“The show’s about kids and what you do to nurture their talent. They wanted me to take the p**s out of the kids and I don’t have that in me. That’s not what I’m about. That’s more about that other guy [Simon]. Not me.”
Steven knows there are worse jobs than being an Idol judge, though.
“It was something to do while the storm blew by, to be honest… not my cup of tea. I loved it and hated it. It was a great job, I sat next to J.Lo and I made a ton of money. It was a moment in life and it became larger than life.”