Lots of changes happening at Idol in the off season! So will Seacrest stand alone?
This week Steven Tyler announced that he’s leaving the Fox show, citing to get back on track with Aerosmith. “I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m bacl – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band,” Tyler said. “The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass – the ultimate in auditory takeover.” So there you have it. Aerosmith is back… albeit delayed. Aerosmith’s next album – “Music from Another Dimension” – has been pushed back (again) from August to November.
Also on the Idol front: Jennifer Lopez has announced that she, too, will not be returning. “I honestly feel the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that you do, and you have to pay attention to that, too,” Lopez said. “I could keep doing Idol for the rest of my life, but that would be giving up a bunch of other things. I feel like we had an amazing run.”
While Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, and Adam Lambert have been speculated about taking a seat at the judges table, there’s no official news yet on who the replacements will be. There’s also been no final decision made regarding Randy Jackson by Fox or by Jackson himself.
Meanwhile, Philip Philips says, “Remember me?”
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Kane is host of the nationally syndicated Club Kane, a Sunday night music radio program which launched in March 2010 with Premiere Networks and airs nationwide on Top 40 stations from 7 p.m. to midnight local time. Each week, Kane plays chart-topping songs, debuts new music and takes requests as he welcomes listeners to his on-air party. Broadcasting live from Washington, D.C., he also discusses pop culture, music and entertainment, and features candid conversations with music artists and celebrities.
Kane is also host of The Kane Show, the top-rated morning radio program which airs from 6 - 10 a.m. ET on Hot 99.5 in Washington, D.C., as well as a nationally syndicated afternoon program of the same name, which can be heard on WFLZ/Tampa, Fla; WLDI/West Palm Beach, Fla.; KHFI/Austin, Texas; WQEN/Birmingham, Ala., and KISS XM.
Growing up in Danbury, Conn., Kane's love for radio began in high school when he interned for WKCI-FM/KC101 in New Haven. Upon graduation, Kane was accepted to Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts, where he pursued a career in advertising and design. During that time, he volunteered at the university's radio station Z89, and hosted the most-listened-to evening show in Central New York on WWHT/Hot 107.9.
Kane moved to Tampa, Fla., in 1998 to host the evening show on WFLZ/93.3 FLZ. Within the first year, The Extreme Show with Kane spread to 17 cities nationwide, five nights a week. In March 2003, Kane was named host of the legendary Open House Party, a live, Sunday night program that was nationally syndicated in more than 150 markets. He later returned to 93.3 FLZ where he served as program director and afternoon host. In October 2006, Kane joined Hot 99.5 in Washington, D.C., as host of The Kane Show. The morning program is currently ranked #1 in the market with Adults 18-34. While continuing to host that successful program, he also hosts an afternoon show of the same name, which can be heard in several markets as well as XM Satellite Radio.
Kane received the 2009 FMQB "Morning Show of the Year" Award in the CHR category, and previously won a Radio Music Award for "CHR Air Personality of the Year" and A.I.R. Awards for "Best Evening Drive Show" and "Best New Talent."
Throughout his career, Kane has spoken to every major artist from Usher to Britney Spears, and 50 Cent to Mariah Carey. He also hosted his own television show.
Kane speaks regularly to elementary and middle schools about the importance of education and volunteers his time to various events throughout Washington, D.C. He's an accomplished artist and aviation enthusiast, and is finishing work on his pilot's license. Kane lives in Gaithersburg, Md., with his wife Natasha and daughter Samantha, along with two dogs and a cat.