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Randy Jackson Returns as In-House IDOL™ Mentor

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It was recently announced that IDOL™ veteran Randy Jackson will lend his industry and IDOL™ expertise to the contestants as an in-house mentor for AMERICAN IDOL® XIII.

Randy is a music industry veteran of more than 20 years and is Grammy® Award-winning producer. Randy began playing bass guitar at the age of 13 and got his big break when he joined the band Journey.

Randy is one of the most prolific producers in the business and he spent eight years as Vice President of A&R at Columbia Records, followed by four years as Senior Vice President of A&R at MCA Records.

Randy's career was launched into the mainstream by his 12 years as a judge on AMERICAN IDOL®. His expertise is unmatched for the position of mentor having worked on more than 1,000 gold and multi-platinum albums.

Welcome Back, Randy!
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