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Idol not Steven Tyler’s ‘cup of tea’

The singer says he didn’t have it in him to be negative to contestants

  • AP
  • Published: 12:16 August 3, 2012
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  • Steven Tyler says he took the job because it was a good way to pass the time while he and his band mates worked out their behind-the-scenes conflicts.(AP)

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler says he liked the paycheques on American Idol but had a love-hate relationship with the show.

He says in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine the Fox reality series isn’t his “cup of tea”. But he says it was a “great job” because he sat next to Jennifer Lopez and “made a tonne of money”.

Tyler announced last month he was leaving the show after two seasons to rededicate himself to Aerosmith. He says it was a lot to juggle the show with recording a new album.

Tyler tells the magazine he took the job because it was a good way to pass the time while he and his bandmates worked out their behind-the-scenes conflicts.

He also says he didn’t have it in him to be negative to Idol singing contestants.

— AP

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