Steven Tyler Says He'd Return To American Idol As A Mentor

Steven Tyler says that he would consider returning to American Idol in the role of a mentor. The former judge spoke on his Idol experience and says he was thrilled to connect with his former colleagues on the show:

"I wouldn't go back and be a judge. 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."

He also opened up on the internal drama within Aerosmith that occurred when he initially signed on for Idol:

"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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