Steven Tyler is joining `American Idol`
The Aerosmith singer let slip his role on the pop star search show following a concert in Las Vegas on Saturday night (31.07.10).
When asked what his future plans were, Tyler, 62, said: "Recording an album and I`m probably going to be judge on `American Idol`."
He later added: "I`m doing it. What do you think? I`m doing it."
Despite his claims, `American Idol` bosses are yet to confirm the `I Don`t Want to Miss a Thing` rocker`s appointment.
Tyler`s claim comes after Ellen DeGeneres quit `American Idol`, and Kara DioGuardi was fired as part of a shake-up of the series following head judge Simon Cowell`s departure.
It is believed the show will return to having just three judges, with Jennifer Lopez joining Tyler and the remaining original judge Randy Jackson.
The website TMZ stated: "Sources connected with the `American Idol` negotiations tell TMZ Kara DioGuardi has judged her last contestant on `American Idol` - because she`s been fired.
"We`re told the show will be going back to a three-judge format and assuming all deals are finalised, the judge`s panel will consist of Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler."
Singer-and-actress Lopez has reportedly been in talks with show boss Simon Fuller for several weeks.