According to the frontman of Aerosmith and American Idol, Steven Tyler says that he may do this project and that project but Aerosmith is not a project it is his life!

I will be Aerosmith forever!

Steven Tyler says that his time as a judge on American Idol might come and go, but that he’s a lifer when it comes to Aerosmith. In promotion of Idol’s Wednesday (Jan. 19) premiere, he was interviewed by

I’m so busy doing so many million things, so many irons in the fire that people don’t know what to think. I don’t need to be validated by someone’s opinions or show. This will last for three years if I stay with it, or four months if I just do this year. But I’m in Aerosmith forever.

Of course, Tyler will be validating other young musicians with his new gig on the singing competition series. So what will he be looking for in the new contestants?

That certain something which can’t be defined. When I hit on a song [sings intro to Aerosmith’s ‘Jaded’), I go, ‘Oh, [expletive]! Where did that come from?’ Or (sings ‘Sweet Emotion’) and I go, ‘Oh, my God, there it is!’ And whatever it is that magic comes from, it’s the unknown. You can’t put your finger on it. You can’t say, ‘Well, sing in church and you’ll be a great singer.’ It’s an unspoken thing.