Steven Tyler Exits American Idol Judge Job

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Steven Tyler of the rock group Aerosmith signs the national anthem prior too the Boston Bruins home opener against the Washington Capitals at the TD Garden on October 21, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Steven Tyler of the rock group Aerosmith signs the national anthem prior too the Boston Bruins home opener against the Washington Capitals at the TD Garden on October 21, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSMiami/AP) — After two seasons as an American Idol judge, Steven Tyler is choosing rock ‘n’ roll over television.

Tyler said he’s leaving the show to rededicate himself to Aerosmith. The rock star said he loved every minute on the hit Fox singing contest but added, “It’s time to bring rock back.”

Tyler’s departure leaves original judge Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez, but the singer-actress’ future with the show is cloudy.

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