HomeHeard it on the ShowThis rock star may become the third judge on the American Idol rebootThis rock star may become the third judge on the American Idol rebootThu, June 29, 2017 by Tessa Snyder SHARE NOW LOS ANGELES - MAY 1: Nikki Sixx at the 1st iHeartRadio Music Awards at Shrine Auditorium on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA American Idol is looking at signing a rocker on as a judge to join Katy Perry….. (Jodi shares this Hollywood Outsider starting at 13:34) According to TMZ Ryan Seacrest met face-to-face in secret with ABC execs this week to hash out their remaining differences, and sources familiar with the situation tell us he’s close to becoming the host of the reboot. TMZ also broke the story ‘A.I.’ wanted Lionel Richie to join the judges panel, and our sources say it looks like the deal will be made and he’ll get somewhere between $3 and $5 million. Our sources say ‘A.I.’ producers and ABC want Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue as the third judge and he will get less than Richie. Want to hear more? Listen to Murphy Sam and Jodi: On Demand When you subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Google Play store, you get exclusive stuff you won’t hear on the show! And while you’re at it… be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.