Steven Tyler definitely wont be appearing on the next season of American Idol, as he no longer wants to continue neglecting his band in favour of the show.
The Aerosmith front man has told TMZ that whilst he "loved every minute" of his time on the show, he now wants to commit himself towards "bringing rock back" with his soon-to-be no longer neglected band.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez will also be joining with the exodus, as contract talks between her and the show's producers broke down. The diva apparently wanted a $2 million pay increase to carry on her role behind the judging table, raising her salary from $15 million to $17 million in her second series.
J-Lo has also said that she too would like to commit herself to her music once more, as well as her two children.
It is believed that Mariah Carey is currently the frontrunner for one of the chairs behind the judging desk, whilst KANYE WEST MARY J. BLIGE, Lenny Kravitz, Katy Perry and former Idol contestant Adam Lambert are also said to be in the running for one of the two spots up for grabs.
According to The Daily Mail and 'several other reports', veteran judge Randy Jackson is said to also be considering role on the show after 11 seasons in the judge's seat.