Steven Tyler, frontman of the legendary American hard rock band Aerosmith, already signed a deal to become the newest American Idol judge, according FOX Entertainment sourcing an insider with the show.
The new American Idol judge agreement has been rumored for weeks, but recently E! and The Hollywood Reporter are reporting that the deal are se to go.
Meanwhile, FOX remains mum about the issue and till has yet to release an official “Idol” judge lineup for the upcoming tenth season of reality talent show.
Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez was also expected to join the 62-years old Aerosmith singer in replacing previous American Idol judges Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres, but talks broke down between Lopez and the network as the pop diva demanded a staggering $20 million in talent fee and a dressing room “compound,” FOX Entertainment sources say.
During the last week “American Idol” auditions held in Austin, host Ryan Seacrest said an announcement on the new Idol four-panel judges is expected at any moment. Rumors have been flying about possible fourth judges, of which include celebrities
Chris Isaak, Donald Trump, and “Poison” lead singer Bret Michaels rumored to filled in the fourth judge.
Tyler and his band Aerosmith are currently on tour, and on the other hand, the American Idol season ten casting already started, but since the judges still haven’t been finalized they will have to wait for call backs before performing for them.