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Hamilton confirms Tyler's 'Idol' plans

Los Angeles -- Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton has confirmed the band's lead singer Steven Tyler will be a judge on TV's "American Idol" next season, the Boston Globe said.

"The ink is dry on that,'' Hamilton told The (Newark. N.J.) Star-Ledger.
"Steven is someone who absolutely lives to be in front of an audience, and the people closest to him know how witty and entertaining he can be. ... I hope it doesn't hurt the new momentum we've built up on this tour, because that's been so important for us as a band."

The Globe said neither Fox, which airs the show, nor Tyler would comment on Hamilton's remarks.

The 40-year-old rock band's guitarist and co-founder, Joe Perry, recently expressed his displeasure regarding rumors Tyler is headed to "Idol."