2012 – Steven Tyler, Aerosmith, quit ‘American Idol’ for the following season on This Day in Rock Music History! Tyler was quoted as saying, he wants to dedicate himself to his band, Aerosmith. “I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back,” the band’s lead singer said in a statement. “I’ve decided it’s time […]
2011 – Lady Gaga finishes up her last date in Mexico City on her Monster Ball Tour on This Day in Rock. She plans to be a mentor for up and comings on American Idol.
2011 – Steven Tyler from Aerosmith admitted that his addiction to drugs was so drastic that he hid cocaine in a drum on stage to take a fix during shows. “I blew 20 million. I snorted my Porsche, I snorted my plane, I snorted my house in that din of drugs and booze and being […]
2011 – On this day in Rock, ‘American Idol’ aims to stay relevant, nurture performers New judges, new rules, no Simon: This is American Idol?TV’s No. 1 show returns for its 10th season Wednesday (Fox, 8 p.m. ET/PT) with its biggest makeover yet, amid questions about the juggernaut’s future after four years of declining ratings […]
2011 – New American Idol judges don’t want to be the bad guy! PASADENA, Calif. – Now that Simon Cowell is gone, nobody is ready to claim the villain’s role on “American Idol.” New judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler told reporters Tuesday that they’re looking forward to using their experience to help guide new […]
2010 – American Idol has new judges… News Corp.’s Fox will announce next week that recording artists Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are joining “American Idol” as judges, according to two people with knowledge of the plans. Randy Jackson, an original judge on the most-watched U.S. television program, will return, said the people, who sought […]
2010 – Howard Stern told his satellite radio listeners Monday morning (Feb. 9) that the rumor is true: “American Idol” producers are, in fact, considering him to replace Simon Cowell as a judge on the show. What’s more, he’s tempted to take the job and leave his Sirius XM show behind. “I’ll do that for […]
2005 – Due to a display of incorrect phone numbers at the end of an “American Idol” performance episode, the entire public vote is scrapped with plans to redo voting the following night. American Idol are forced to have a re-vote after the right person doesn’t win … we mean, when they display the […]
2004 – “American Idol” semi-finalist Donnie Williams is arrested in Danville, Calif. for DUI, forcing producers of the latest competition to pull him from the show.
2004 – Although already quite animated, “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell makes the transition to cartoon form on another Fox television series, “The Simpsons.” The outspoken talent evaluator parodies himself in the episode, titled “Smart & Smarter,” as a tough admissions committee member at a school where the Simpsons hope to enroll their baby daughter […]
2003 – Jaered Andrews, a contestant on Fox’s American Idol, is charged with simple assault following a Nov. 2002 fight that ended in one man’s death. He is dropped from the show.