LA BREA - American Idol Judge Steven Tyler was having breakfast at The La Brea Tar Pits Diner.
He was asked by LaTuna LaTundra, a reporter with The Tinsel Town Times Tribune about the fact that his band Aerosmith, who was originally scheduled to appear on the American Idol finale, had been scratched by the AI producers.
Tyler put down his Super Deluxe 6-Ingredient Burrito and remarked that it was true. "Lips" as he is known said that when he first took on the judges job he had informed the shows producer Simon Shindlebocker that he wanted for his band to perform during the finale.
Tyler said that Shindlebocker readily agreed and even told him that Aerosmith could perform three songs instead of the usual two songs that all of the other bands perform.
LaTundra asked him why Shindlebocker had changed his mind. Tyler took a drink of his Mango Margarita and said that Shindy, as the AI crew calls him, became upset with Tyler after he had made some disparaging remarks about contestant mentor and producer Jimmy Iovine [pronounced EYE-VEEN].
Tyler had told contestants Casey Abrams, James Durbin, and Jason Lusk not to listen to Iovine because he thinks he knows more about singing than he (Tyler) does.
Iovine said that he has worked with the likes of Lagy Gaga, Mary J. Blige, U2, Stevie Nicks, and Eminem and that although he may not be able to sing, he knows what singing is all about.
Iovine later told TV ClickerWorld that Tyler is just angry because he knows that Mick Jagger is much better looking than him. Jimmy also said that a lot of people don't know it but when Steven is in the recording studio he has to use a walker.
Tyler, who is furious that his band will not be performing, replied that Iovine is a liar and that the reason he is always wearing that silly looking cap is because one, he has no hair, and two, he has a giant freckle on his head that looks like Louisiana.
Iovine laughed and firmly denied that the freckle looks like Louisiana noting that it really looks more like West Virginia.
The Tinsel Town Times Tribune has confirmed that although Aerosmith will not be performing on the finale of American Idol Steven "Lips" Tyler will definitely be singing on stage.