September 7th, 2010
04:27 PM ET
At least one person isn’t thrilled about rocker Steven Tyler possibly becoming a judge on “American Idol.”
In an interview with the Calgary Herald, Joe Perry took a few swipes at both his band’s lead singer and the show that could very well be Tyler’s new gig.
"[‘American Idol’ is] a reality show designed to get people to watch that station and sell advertising," Perry told the paper. "It's one step above (Teenage Mutant) Ninja Turtles.”
As band mates in Aerosmith, Perry and Tyler have long had a contentious relationship and it appears that the possibility of Tyler sitting behind the judges table next season on “Idol” has done little to sweeten their relationship.
The guitarist expressed disappointment that Tyler would link himself to “Idol,” saying, "I'll tell you one thing, when we put this band together, this is not something that (Steven Tyler) would do."
Perry went on, "It's his business, but I don't want Aerosmith's name involved with it...We have nothing to do with it."
Couple that with Tyler's plans to write a book and get knee surgery, Perry said, and it could be a long time before fans see Aerosmith back together, if at all - Perry hinted that the band could carry on without Tyler singing lead.
"I'm not going to sit around for two years waiting for him to come back to Aerosmith," Perry said. "(You've got) four guys that are great together, and if you find the right singer, there's no reason you can't go and entertain people."
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