What Steven Tyler Loved (And Hated) About ‘Idol’

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(CNN) — Now that he’s no longer judging “American Idol,” Steven Tyler is free to speak his mind about the gig.

“I loved it and hated it,” Tyler told Rolling Stone. “It was a great job, I sat next to J. Lo and I made a ton of money. It was a moment in life and it became larger than life.”

But the Aerosmith frontman, who has been hard at work on “Music from Another Dimension!,” due out in November, said the long hours got the best of him.

“It was just hard work: seven-hour days and then I went and did the [Aerosmith] album for eight hours after that.”

Mariah Carey revealed on Twitter that she’s judging the next season of the reality competition show, thought we’re still not sure who she’ll be sitting next to as Tyler and Jennifer Lopez won’t return.

Randy Jackson, however, is expected to be present for the twelfth season.

By Tomika Anderson

Special to CNN
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