American Idol: Steven Tyler Will Return Next Season

Steven Tyler will return as an "American Idol" judge, says Randy Jackson.

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Steven Tyler will return as an "American Idol" judge, says Randy Jackson.

"We'll all be back next year. I believe we'll all be back," Randy told George Lopez on his show Thursday night, the day after the Idol finale."

"It was a hot season", Jackson added. "We started something that was, like, y'know... our 10th year anniversary... so, going into season 11 we got a lot to prove and show again."

Jackson spoke highly of the quality of the Idol contestants this season, as well as the camaraderie amongst himself and fellow judges Tyler and Jennifer Lopez.

Following his chat, Randy sat in with Lopez' band, Ese Vatos, and KISS guitarist Paul Stanley for a version of "Rock And Roll All Nite".

As we previously reported, Tyler plays on "American Idol" with Stone Temple Pilots members.

Randy Jackson interview at "Lopez Tonight", May 26, 2011:

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    glad to see Steven Tyler coming back... im also glad when i walked through my local record store to have had to literally climb over a FREAKING MOUNTAIN of Aerosmith stuff.
    randyaintdead82 wrote: I want Randy Jackson to sign my samurai sword
    Did we just become best friends? Do you want to go do karate in my garage?
    Why do you have Randy Jackson's autograph on a samurai sword? Cause I bumped into him and all I had on me was this samurai sword... And you're not gonna not get Randy Jackson's autograph, Right?
    To quote the lyrics of a mediocre rock-sop song by Apocolyptica; "If you were dead or still alive, I don't care, I don't care"!