Jon Bon Jovi Tipped To Become Next American Idol Judge After Steven Tyler, A Source Claims

Jon Bon Jovi might become the new American Idol judge following Steven Tyler’s previous experience.

There are some rumors that Bon Jovi might replace Katy Perry as the next judge. A source recently told Life & Style:

“Jon is the undisputed top contender to succeed Katy. A living legend with undeniable charisma, he possesses all the qualities necessary to command the stage and captivate TV audiences.”

However, the frontman reportedly expects a $25 million paycheck. Though a friend said Jon isn’t even in talks to host, an Idol insider revealed:

“The crux of the matter is money. To secure a true rock icon of his caliber, one must invest accordingly!”

The Show Is Not Sure With Whom To Replace Perry

Perry recently said she’s leaving the show to focus on making music again. Insiders told Life & Style that since then, there’s been tension on the Idol set as Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan argue over who should replace Katy. One source noted:

“It’s turning into a real claw-fest now that Katy’s leaving. This has been a very stressful time for Luke and Lionel because they’ve been left in the dark about so much — there was even talk producers were going to start fresh with a whole new lineup and give them the boot. That hasn’t happened, so now the next worry is who will join the show.”

Aerosmith Didn’t Take Steven Tyler’s Role On The Show Well

Another rocker, Steven Tyler was also a judge on the show for two seasons between 2010 and 2012. Still, he received criticism from his bandmates for doing it.  After getting the news, Aerosmith’s guitarist Joe Perry spoke to the Calgary Herald and said:

“It’s a reality show designed to get people to watch that station and sell advertising. It’s one step above [Teenage Mutant] ‘Ninja Turtles.’ I’ll tell you one thing when we put this band together; this is not something that [Steven] would do. It’s his business, but I don’t want Aerosmith’s name involved with it. We have nothing to do with it.”

Tyler later said he had mixed feelings about being a judge on the show. He joined because of conflicts with his band. He told Rolling Stone magazine that he both loved and hated the job, but it paid well.