Steven Tyler Dumped by Simon Fuller?
Posted by Adam
STEVEN Tyler has been dumped by his manager Simon Fuller.
The rocker was dumped by the music mogul over disagreements that included his failed American Idol second-season deal.
Idol creator Fuller — who signed a management deal through his company XIX Entertainment with Tyler after he joined the show’s judging panel — ditched Tyler after disputes with his lawyer Dina LaPolt over his business affairs.
Tyler has now been signed by Red Light Management’s Bruce Flohr, who handles the Dave Matthews Band, Switchfoot and Parachute, and has guided the careers of Foo Fighters and the Stone Roses.
“Simon dropped Steven because of all the drama,” a source told New York Post gossip column Page Six.
“His lawyer Dina LaPolt was very protective, even overbearing, and wouldn’t allow the manager to do his job. She put a wedge in between Steven and Simon. It was exhausting. She also pushed Steven towards doing the Aerosmith record and tour instead of focusing on another season of Idol.
“Simon Fuller and his team felt that it was impossible to guide Steven Tyler because all the drama around him was draining. The Aerosmith album and tour hasn’t done as well as expected. The band opened for Van Halen in Sydney recently, and Steven was furious.”