Aerosmith through the years
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After two seasons as a judge on the show, Aerosmiths Steven Tyler is leaving American Idol, Fox announced July 12."After some long ... hard ... thoughts ... I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress "American Idol" before she boils my rabbit," Tyler said in a statement. Take a look back at Tyler and the storied, four-decade career of his band Aerosmith — aka the "Bad Boys of Boston."