(CBS) David Cook returned to "American Idol" Thursday to perform his new single, "The Last Goodbye." The single was released Tuesday and also appears on Cook's forthcoming album, "This Loud Morning."
Cook brought his mother with him and she got an introduction to Steven Tyler, along with a hug and a kiss.
The first post-"Idol" release from Cook, a self-titled full-length, came out in 2008 and has been certified platinum, according to his official website. "This Loud Morning" is scheduled for a June 28 release.