X17online spotted Steven Tyler arriving at the Sunset Marquis hotel last night just as reports that he was to replace American Idol's Simon Cowell as head judge hit the web.

The Aerosmith frontman remained tight-lipped on his new gig, but the New York native seemed calm, cool and ready to take on the throngs of wannabes who come out for Idol auditions every year.

Earlier it was reported that Jennifer Lopez has already inked a deal to replace Ellen Degeneres (who quit) and Kara DioGuardi (whose contract was not renewed.)

What do you think of Steven as Simon's replacement? Will he leave the contestants Cryin' or will he be filled with Sweet Emotion?