Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton confirms Steven Tyler is joining 'American Idol'

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While we're all waiting for Fox to finally announce that Steven Tyler is officially joining American Idol, Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton let the cat out of the bag and said it's a done deal. Well, that's pretty anti-climactic.

"Steven is doing American Idol. The ink is dry on that," Hamilton told the Star-Ledger out of Newark. "So, we'll have to work around his schedule for a new record. I hope it doesn't hurt the new momentum we've built up on this tour, because that's been so important for us as a band. But I wouldn't want to be the one standing in the way of this for him. ... I don't know if American Idol will be rock 'n' roll enough for him, but it is an opportunity for millions of people to see another side of Steven Tyler."

Hopefully that will be the side where he doesn't fall of stages, like he did again on Tuesday in Toronto -- maybe Joe Perry had it in for him when he hip-checked him into the crowd. Then again, perhaps Steven's apparently burgeoning inner-ear problems are why he signed in the first place.

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