Tyler eyes 'Idol' return

Steven Tyler wants to return to 'American Idol'.

Tyler eyes 'Idol' return

Steven Tyler wants to return to 'American Idol'.

The 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' singer announced he was leaving the show in July after a successful two-season run on the judging panel but admitted he would jump at the chance to work on it again, although in a different capacity.

He told E! News: "I wouldn't go back and be a judge, but I'd be a mentor. I loved the fact that you go through 700 people, and out of that, you really can pick someone that has talent, because they have to audition anyway.

“And I'm just grateful that Jennifer [Lopez] and I and Randy [Jackson] could pick people that wound up being so good."

Tyler admitted his decision to join ‘American Idol’ upset his Aerosmith bandmates but luckily the damage wasn’t irreparable.

He said: “We'd just come off a tour and I took ‘Idol’ and I didn't tell these guys, to be fair, and they got bummed out. We got into a lot of ya-ya because of tumult that happens in a band.

“Sometimes stuff doesn't get talked out quite properly, but it always turns out as songs down the line anyway."

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