Fox Issues Apology For Stephen Tyler On American Idol

Months before his memoir is set to come out, rocker Stephen Tyler is already stirring up the pot in his new role as a judge on American Idol.

ABC News reports: “At the start of Wednesday’s show, Fox ran an apology for its most unrestrained judge: ‘American Idol would like to apologize for last week’s outrageous behavior by Steven Tyler.’ It was followed by a second black card, which read: ‘Mr. Tyler has been warned and assured us it will never happen again.’ Although many people had speculated earlier on what “it” was, the Fox producers were making amends for Tyler’s comment last week when he joked that a contestant’s last name rhymed with a profanity.”

Joking about bad words on TV is pretty mild compared to his hard partying days in Aerosmith, which earned him and his band mate Joe Perry the nickname “Toxic Twins.” Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir from Ecco, comes out May 11th and is already available for preorder. And unlike Donald Rumsfeld’s book, for now, the eBook is cheaper than the hardcover.