September 7th, 2010
04:27 PM ET
Joe Perry: 'Idol' is one step above 'Ninja Turtles'
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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I was a huge Aerosmith fan in their 70's heyday but let's face it, Joe Perry has little room to criticize Tyler. Every other Aerosmith album for the past 20 years has been a "greatest hits" album; Aerosmith made a decision (with Perry happily counting his money as a result) to sell off their dignity and integrity to record sappy pop ballads and cash in.
Aerosmith is over. Actually they should stop right now. Then all of our memories would be a fantastic band. I just hope they experience what happened to the greater Guns n Roses
Aerosmith can make some fabulous music.....real rock n' roll...jaded. But they ARE getting as little older. Perhaps they could write music for a younger band.
I believe a few years ago Mr. Perry played on "IDOL" while Sanjia sang.....hmmmm, Joe you better back up and regroup you were the first one to do "IDOL" from AEROSMITH.
They are all sell outs
The last time a guitar legend in an epic group teamed up with somebody for stricly commercial success, the world was stricken with Sammy Hagar. Don't do it, Joe.
Unless he recruits Axel Rose
Areosmith with a different singer i don't think thats a good idea joe
I will agree that Steven Tyler isn't the best singer out there, but he is the face of Aerosmith and for the band to dump him and to find some no-name imitator to sing would be disastrous. So, if that what they want to do, I'm sure they'll be playing the clubs in no time.
Hold up there Mr. Perry... YOU WERE ON IDOL YOURSELF with that Sanjaya bozo! How you liking those ninja turtles now?
memo to joe perry: Aerosmith will not be the same with someone else singing lead? Nope, will fizzle very quickly! Might as well go by a different name. Aerosmith is Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, that's it! Just try to get along, guys!
Its called "The Joe Perry Project"
love him love him love him.......thrilled me to death!! but still want him to carry on with the band.sorry aero woudn`t be jack without steven
Dang... someone sounds bitter! Steven Tyler is the ONLY reason I would turn into Idol to add some real rock flair and I bet he will be fun to listen to. The show annoys the crap out of me (except the Chris Daughtry year) and I think he could change the whole dynamic. That said, hopefully Mr. Tyler will make himself available to continue to be part of Aerosmith.
Idol WAS never meant to be and WILL never be rock with or with out Steven Tyler
I'm an old Aerosmith fan and I also watch Idol but I am not looking forward to Tyler being on the show.
It just wouldn't be cool to see Tyler judging pop songs from ameteur singers. Imaging Tyler weeping and saying to a contestant: "your version of 'Over the Rainbow' really brought me to tears!".
why would tyler give up a great working relationship with something that has paid his way into the business most of his adult life to just do a year on a reality show. lets face it. Idol will probably be off the air after this next season. The show has run its course and without simon and paul...who cares. the show is now too predictable and boring. we all now just wonder how long it will be before the host takes bailes too. Tyler should stick with what he does best.
It was just a joke, but really, Tyler Perry impersonates a woman, just like these guys, but madea is better looking.
Joe is just angry that he never had any real talent and they didnt choose him. He is a mediocre guitarist at best. I agree with his assessment of the show though. Its drivel and pushes "musicians" into pop-dom without letting them develop natually.
Joe Perry should get Axel Rose as Aerosmith's new singer....that may work
I agree! that would finally put an end to that dreadful thing he call "guns n Roses"! that band died the moment Slash left (actually when Steven left)
Hey, everybody! LOOK!!! It's Diane Keaton and k d lang!!! Dude's look like the ladies!
(Sorry, that wasn't fair to Diane. It's just the glasses.)
DUUUH, were you all talking about Tyler Perry, who plays Madea??
You are lost!
Steven Tyler desperate attempt to stay relevant to teens with no music taste.
Not gonna work grandpa.
Dude looks like a grandma.
Again...I question males that look at other males and see a female?
Steve Tyler is way too much of a rocker to fit in. All his time in the "business" he was wasted anyway! Aerosmith with out Steve Tyler would not even sound like Aerosmith
I don't blame Joe and the rest for wanting to go on one bit. In fact, it works out better to get a new lead....look at Journey. No way can Steve Perry hit the high notes now that Arnel can. I'm sure there is a singer out there who sounds exactly the way Tyler did back in the 80's. It worked for Styx as well. A lesson for other lead singers out there, if you don't want to be in the band, there is someone out there who sounds exactly like you did in your early years, who would love to be in your position!
Aerosmith with an oriental lead singer...I DON'T THINK SO !
So, Theresa. For Aerosmith to emulate Journey you wish for Steven Tyler to die for the sake of the band??? Come now!
"Aerosmith" has been around for a long time, just like the "Rolling Stones" and has the same staying power. I think "Aerosmith" should get a new lead singer like "Van Halen" did and move on. Fans will still flock to see them because Joe Perry will still be in the band. Comparing "American Idol" to "Mutant Teenage Turtles" is ridiculous! "American Idol" is one of the better shows showcasing musical talent and discovering that talent. Steve has been in this business long enough to know talent when he sees and hears it. I wish Steve all the best on "American Idol" and Joe Perry with "Aerosmith" when and if they find a new lead singer.
You are ALL, respectfully, mindless silly children. Ritchie Blackmore ROCKS !
Would like a spot of tea?
Tulio Afracaluche.....shut up! Slash IS the model! For all guitarists! (...well...maybe not Jimmy Page)
No you were right – they both played sloppy blues and not much else
Sam.......Joe Perry ROCKS! He is the standard that Slash based himself upon!
Tulio Afracaluche, Don't mess with what Slash does! Slash is Slash! He is above all criticism! He is GOD !
Joe Perry has an exaggerated view of his importance. Bottom line: Steven Tyler IS Aerosmith. An iconic band succeeding with a new lead singer happened only once, and that was when Van Halen replaced DLR with Sammy Hagar. And Eddie's ego was so intense that he thought he could do it again. His solution? Gary Cherone. Yeah.
Joe, you're a good guitar player. But to suggest that Aerosmith could succeed as a band without Steven Tyler is laughable. That is, of course, unless you are fine with going from playing 20,000 seat arenas to playing Saturday night gigs at the Riverwind Casino in Norman, Oklahoma.
Aerosmith wouldn't be Aerosmith without Tyler. I understand Perry's frustration with Steven's..."selling out". But they all do it. Is Slash doing advertisement for a computer game or Gibson guitar corporation any less "selling out"?
That is one of the ugliest chicks I have ever seen.
How soon we forget that Joe Perry played guitar for Sanjaya Malakar on the American Idol Finale a couple years ago.
Now that was pathetic.
They are ALL sell-outs!
I propose a battle royale between the members of Aerosmith and the TMNT's! Donatello vs. Joe Perry, Leonardo vs. Brad Whitford, Michaelangelo vs. Tom Hamilton and Raphael vs. Joey Kramer. Let's get it on!
And for all those who say that they were never good or always been washed up...you prob should just go back to listening to britney spears...cuz you obviously know nothing about anything.
He is irrelevant to the majority of American Idol's viewers.
Truth is truth, whether you like it or not.
I have nothing against the guy. I just do not think he fits in. He's too much rocker for the majority of viewers, not to mention that young people have never heard of him
Being from Boston, Aerosmith is one of the greatest rock bands of all-time. Joe Perry is one of the greatest guitar players EVER (Only guy to ever play on stage w/ kiss) and is a beast. Tyler despite his MJ-esque transformation in the looks dept will go down as one of the all time greats...
I find the whole Idol thing less then thrilling – I hope he doesnt do it.
Good God – they are two horribly ugly guys. and who really cares about them anymore. they were always a washed up group.
You are a fool Lillian
Not really – Aerosmith didnt really make a killing until the turned to a life of POP AND RUINED EVERYTHING. Sigh....selling out to be able to eat must suck...although it looks like these guys havent eaten since 1977
HAVE SOME 'SPEKT!!! That there is Aerosmith, and believe it or not, most of their work rocks. Tyler is the personification of a 'rock star'...what we all grew up with. It hurts me that he'd consider a gig like DWTS, but whatever. They made "Dream On", and just on that they get a lifetime pass.
Maybe Joe will find his lead singer replacement on American Idol...
Wow...Rachel Zoe dyed her hair and Sandra Bernhard had one night of hard partying. They both need some sleep and a sandwich!
Hey Joe! Wake up!. The reason Aerosmith has done well is because of Steven Tyler's voice! Aerosmith success without Steven Tyler singing? Good luck with that!
What about Rockstar Aerosmith! to find them a new lead singer – that might be great!
The contestants would be too young, lol.
I'm a diehard Aerosmith but I have to agree with Joe Perry on this one.... why would ANYONE of thier nature want to do Americal Idol- the show is spiraling down the drain each day, it sucks! You don;t have Aerosmith with Tyler and Perry though, they are the faces of that band.... can anyone tell me they can spot the other 2 guys on the street- no. Anyway.... Perry is right on this point.
My apologies for the typos.. typed too fast.
Steven Tallerico – RIP.
Look I could care less about Aerosmith or American Idol but could they please leave the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles out of this?
Perry's jealous of Steven Tyler! He always has been. Passes Joe some Haterade! Jerk.
Hey Joe, if you don't want Aerosmith associated with Idol, why don't you work on getting your songs banned from the playlist as well. We are all sick of I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing.
They have not had a good song since the quit taking drugs. They were done two decades ago.
Dude, you ARE an idiot!
1. I love Aerosmith.
2. American Idol has never been any good. As much as I like Steven Tyler, he will not make it any better.
3. Aerosmith cannot go on without Steven Tyler. But remember everybody, they are all in their 60s and haven't been GREAT in a long time. Maybe it's time to park the tour bus?
Whoa! Change the picture, please...those are the two ugliest lesbians I've ever seen!!!
what is steven,thinking of,doing this stupid show.doesn't need the money.maybe old age is setting in.
HAHA. Ninja Turtles. American Idol sucks!!!!! And so does Ryan Seacrest.
I never cared for Aerosmith, it's just a matter of taste. Tyler was a Mick Jagger wannabe and Perry a Jimmy Page knockoff. Except neither had the chops to pull it off. Their naughty little songs made them out to be like those cheezy country music singers that just do silly stuff. If they want to quit to do TV, fine.
Geez... The song was right. Dude does look like a lady.
Joe is telling it like it is. if tyler thinks this will bring him some kind of second career he is nuts!no matter what he does he will always be the singer of aerosmith.does he think I am going to watch that lame show because he is on it and I am a fan of the band?sorry not gonna happen and young kids could care less about him because he is old and in a band and sings instead of talking fast (rapping).
I'm absolutely appalled by his comments. American Idol ABOVE TMNT?! Not in anyone's lifetime. Raphael's temper would melt Cowell's face off, Michelangelo could eat more pizza than even Randy Jackson and, April O'Neil would take a hefty dump all over Paula.
Steven Tyler is appropriate though: The walking dead hosting a show on it's last life.
Good luck selling tickets to Aerosmith without me Joe,You can replace everyone..But not my voice...Let me know how it goes...Im loaded!!!!!
hi steven saw you in the 1st row at cobo arena in 1976-aqua green jump suit-black stripes
i think Aerosmith should dump Steven "The Cryptkeeper" Tyler and get themselves a REAL singer!!! They tried to move on before and Steve had his lawyers block the move ...now he's bailing on the group once again for Idol? Good riddance Steve-O..you WERE an integral part of Aerosmith ...now just another senile rocker who's ego is way out of hand
uhmm...dude: Joe Perry quit the band for a stretch awhile back, seems to me they let him back in. Joe was a flop without steve. why do you think Joe is cryin the blues. Joe give axle rose a call.
and the beatles could have made it replacing paul mccartney or john lennon. um, yeah right
Anyone else old enough to remember the Joe Perry Project back in the early 80's when they broke up the first time?? Sucked. The Toxic Twins are nothing without each other, just like Mick and Keith.
I guess the bromance is finally over.
Why in the world would they want Steven Tyler as a host?
Oh, Joe, grow up. Just because Tyler wouldn't have wanted to be involved with a show like Idol a couple hundred years ago when Aerosmith was formed doesn't mean he can't do it now. Have a bong hit, Joe.
does joe realize that there is no Aerosmith without Steven Tyler??? Get a grip, Joe – all he is is jealous of him. Steven has more talent and showmanship in his pinky finger than Joe has in his whole body! I Love Steven Tyler
Hope that Steve Tyler really thinks this one out, American Idol is done! He will not bring the ratings back. Go back on tour with your bandmates, and keep playing that great music. I have watched Idol since its been on TV, but last Idol was boring, and I will not be returning as a viewer.
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Wake me up when The Bay City Rollers get back together. Now THAT's a band.... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
steven tyler? really?....well, let's see what he can do....maybe with him on the board AI can find some better talent than what it's been having...i think the world could use someone "like"(not identical) to Ryan Adams, or Ray LaMontagne...make it happen AI, make it happen...
Perry has always been jealous of Tyler's notariety. The would fail without Tyler, he is Aerosmith, just like Steve Perry is Journey. Just my opinion.
He's right about idol, but he is a hypocrite. Everything Aerosmith has done since about 1985 has been commercial mass appeal pop rock.
ugh, that's such an unfair comment–teenage mutant ninja turtles is WAY better than american idol
Good for Joe Perry! Personally, I have never like AI. It is everything I despise about the music industry wrapped up in one show. Having spent 30+ year in the music industry, those in it for the money (not the art or the "song") flock to it. If you like corporate radio, then this show is for you!
If Steven Tyler wants to do AI, then that's less that I have to see of him, which is fine. I won't pay good $$ to go see the "other 4", just like I haven't for Yes, Chicago, Journey, etc. Aerosmith is joining THAT list!
actually, the armageddon soundtrack was just above ninja turtles...
Is Joe Perry a little full of himself? I think all the hype that is "Aerosmith" has gone straight to his ego. It happens! Great band, legendary, to say the least. Perhaps Joe does not remember he wasn't born into it. Everyone has to start somewhere. Why spout off about a show that gives new hopefuls a chance to get a leg up? Joe should learn some self control when speaking to the press!
Best thing that could ever happen to Aerosmith is a three-day bender. Obviously, they needed to get clean and sober to save their lives, but their music has flat out sucked since about 1979.
Aerosmith cannot go on without Tyler, I think Joe Perry has a big surprise coming...No Steven Tyler equals no Aerosmith!!! Van Halen was totally different, and I don't think Sammy Hagar would be knocking on your door, either!!!
Joe Perry, do not put Ninja Turtles in the same category as American Idol. I used to love Ninja Turtle, I remember I used to wake up Saturday morning and watch it in my pajamas while eating cereal. American Idol on the other hand is a train wreck. Don't put a reality show in the same category as a good cartoon series.
Aerosmith without Steven Tyler would be like Van Halen without Diamond Dave......it just ain't right!!
Steven Tyler IS Aerosmith.
David Lee Roth would be a perfect replacement.
Geez dude. It's a freaking job, a paying gig. I don't get what his deal is, but then most people in Hollywood are too good for things like paying jobs and having a boss. It's supposed to be all about art and self expression, the money is just a necessary nuisance. Right?
Jealousy does not look good on Joe Perry. He'll be the the first one lobbying for a place on the "America's Got Talent" jury as soon as one of those judges departs.
ummm the Ninja Turtles are a would wide phenomenon, in face there records at one point outsold aerosmith's (it was the "coming out of their shell tour" it was awesome) so Joe you can shut up and possibly go to hell, oh and Cowabunga!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bitter, party of one?
Lets see... Aerosmith-Steven Tyler=0, sorry Joe
Aerosmith isn't Aerosmith without Steven Tyler just like Queen is not Queen without Freddie Mercury.
Thank you!! This is the first comment that I've read that has made any sense. NO WAY could they replace Steven Tyler with another singer He is Aerosmith!!
Aerosmith could not be the band that they are without Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whiteford. Just attended one of their Concerts and they were great!!!! It would be very upsetting to see the band split up. Lots of Love to them....
Tyler looks like he could be Diane Keaton's sister 🙂
Personally, I'd rather Tyler be off stage instead of on stage. The 70s groups were great, but many of them need to realize they don't have the "pipes" to be singing now. I'd rather remember them as they were. I must say though, Father Time (and drugs) didn't do them any favors ;-(
you are right about the singing, but they are still kicking ass playing rock and roll in 2010. i know they can still play without steven because the rest of the band has discovered the rock and roll fountain of youth.
Joe Perry with Sanjaya on American Idol
LMAO point taken!
Yeahhhh, he really doesn't know what he's doin'....oy yeah.....
lol. well done.
I thought Mr. Perry was on American Idol a few season ago, hypocrite.
well played well played.... Joe is just a crying little girl who's not getting the attention he feels he needs and until he tries to go off with aerosmith without Steven he's not gonne be knocked off his judgemental stubborn high horse! And personally they both look like chicks....Steven isn't the only girly looking man in that photo!
exactly he was on american idol- come on joe.
GREAT one, Philco!! And not only did Joe Perry play on Idol, but he played – one on one – with the CHEESIEST Idol ever, Sanjaya. btw – that was a BAD performance. Joe, you're a hypocrite and a cry-baby. bbtw – Isn't Tyler making this move him also saying he's sick of Aerosmith??
yeah, get a new singer and perform all pre pump songs !!! mostly 70's.. Then I'd go..
Draw the line !!!!
Steven Tyler looks like Barbara Streisand when you squint and look at the picture.
I'll be, you are ... right!
You are absolutely right!!!
I tried squinting while looking at the picture and it didn't change the fact that both Steven and Joe look like cadavers with sunglasses and too much make up. Let's get those boys in the ground, they're starting to spoil.
Actually he looks like Mary Kate & Ashley!
so Joe's willing to give back any royalties on album sales that the extra publicity will give Aerosmith?
I find that comment by Joe Perry insulting. The Ninja Turtles was my favorite growing up.
This is insulting the TMNT. They aren't even simular in content, time-span, and hell, even medium. This makes me think poor old Joe here has a few wires shorted out in his noggin. I can understand being upset, but it's not so upsetting that you can't think straight to make a proper insult. If you wanted to compare one set of talentless reality show hacks to another, you could have said "Idol is one step above Jersey Shore."
Whatever #2, jealousy is a b***ch.
Tyler never could sing if you ask me! It's hard to listen to music when the vocals are always off key and flat,
makes my skin crawl. Anyone with an ear for sound knows that that guy could never sing and it was only the music
that held that stinkin band together. Perry sure could play so I never understood his tie to that other dude. Maybe
it was LOVE
Actually... I think Steven used to be one of the best voices in rock
You clearly have no idea what you're talking about.
you're absolutely right, tom. tyler hasn't sung in years- just screeched. will they ever get an actual singer on that panel?
The other poster is right. You have no idea of what you are talking about. Don't like his voice? Fine but factually you are incorrect and, apparently, clueless.
Perhaps you just don't like rock music... there are some fantastic Aerosmith tunes... prefer the old stuff myself. Kings and Queens is one of the greatest!
i disagree: furthermore i would say when did perfect pitch matter in rock n roll. Steve has been the epitome of rock male singer since the early70's. suprised he is still alive. finally, he is Joe's meal ticket, aerosmith will be playning clubs without steve in the band. just sayin...
Joe is just ticked off he wasn't asked to do anything. (by the way, they both look like ugly chicks)
Joe is a REAL rocker.
I DO question the way many males view other males as "chicks"?
I could have sworn Joe Perry played on one of the finale shows w/out his bandmates..anybody??
That is one ugly chick standing next to Joe.
Steven Tyler looks like Mary-Kate Olsen. Scary.
I didn't know Joe Perry was dating Julia Roberts!
You can just tell she's feeling pretty
I happened to meet Steven Tyler this weekend at the Mohegan Sun Casino in CT. He was giving a concert that night. He was the nicest person you could ever meet! He shook hands with everyone he met and chatted with us for a while. I asked him if he had time to wait for my kids to come and meet him and he said "no problem, love too." Sure enough, my kids finally came around the corner and he shook their hands and told my son he would look for him at his concert! Everyone I talked to that weekend had a "Steven Tyler story." All POSITIVE! He is a genuinely nice person. Let's be kinder..
Steve is turning into Stephanie. He needs massive testosterone injections. Idol will save lots of money. He'll replace Kara and Simon simply by changing his facial expression. Time hasn't been friendly to him.
Dude looks like a (ugly) lady.
To Joe Perry: BAHHHAAAAAAAHHHHAAAAA!!!!!!!!
perry has no room to criticize...anything aerosmith has done in the past 20 or 30 years is barely above ninja turtles
Come on... jealous... he is 62 for cripes sakes... I think he looks damn good. And the few people I've known that met him said he was a super nice guy. So there!