Joe Perry: 'Idol' is one step above 'Ninja Turtles'
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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  3. Ricardo

    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.

    September 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. New Boy

    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

    September 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fred

    Jadded...Ja Ja...Jaded

    September 8, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. The Goat

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Beth

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Grondahl

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mike d

    Areosmith with a different singer i don't think thats a good idea joe

    September 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jamie

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Brenda M

    Hold up there Mr. Perry... YOU WERE ON IDOL YOURSELF with that Sanjaya bozo! How you liking those ninja turtles now?

    September 8, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Eden

    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!

    September 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. kat

    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

    September 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Brenda M

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spock

      Idol WAS never meant to be and WILL never be rock with or with out Steven Tyler

      September 8, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kls1957

    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!".

    September 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  16. freddy

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  17. DeDe

    It was just a joke, but really, Tyler Perry impersonates a woman, just like these guys, but madea is better looking.

    September 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  18. RUSH

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Stritchen

    Joe Perry should get Axel Rose as Aerosmith's new singer....that may work

    September 8, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr Brownstone

      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)

      September 8, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Kevis

    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.)

    September 8, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  21. DeDe

    DUUUH, were you all talking about Tyler Perry, who plays Madea??

    September 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mike

    Steven Tyler desperate attempt to stay relevant to teens with no music taste.
    Not gonna work grandpa.

    September 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Joe Paniolo

    Dude looks like a grandma.

    September 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenny

      Again...I question males that look at other males and see a female?

      September 8, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Jenny

    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

    September 8, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Theresa

    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!

    September 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenny

      Aerosmith with an oriental lead singer...I DON'T THINK SO !

      September 8, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevis

      So, Theresa. For Aerosmith to emulate Journey you wish for Steven Tyler to die for the sake of the band??? Come now!

      September 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  26. taylor058

    "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.

    September 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Englishman

    You are ALL, respectfully, mindless silly children. Ritchie Blackmore ROCKS !

    September 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Jenny

    Tulio Afracaluche.....shut up! Slash IS the model! For all guitarists! (...well...maybe not Jimmy Page)

    September 8, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUSH

      No you were right – they both played sloppy blues and not much else

      September 8, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Tulio Afracaluche

    Sam.......Joe Perry ROCKS! He is the standard that Slash based himself upon!

    September 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Jenny

    Tulio Afracaluche, Don't mess with what Slash does! Slash is Slash! He is above all criticism! He is GOD !

    September 8, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Sam

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Tulio Afracaluche

    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"?

    September 8, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  33. The_Dude

    That is one of the ugliest chicks I have ever seen.

    September 8, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  34. MLW

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  35. thehenderson

    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!

    September 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Boston mannnnn

    And for all those who say that they were never good or always been washed prob should just go back to listening to britney spears...cuz you obviously know nothing about anything.

    September 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      He is irrelevant to the majority of American Idol's viewers.

      Truth is truth, whether you like it or not.

      September 8, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  37. dave

    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

    September 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Boston mannnnnn

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Lillian

    Good God – they are two horribly ugly guys. and who really cares about them anymore. they were always a washed up group.

    September 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenny

      You are a fool Lillian

      September 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUSH

      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

      September 8, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Chuck

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jimbo

    Maybe Joe will find his lead singer replacement on American Idol...

    September 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Damon

    Wow...Rachel Zoe dyed her hair and Sandra Bernhard had one night of hard partying. They both need some sleep and a sandwich!

    September 8, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Paula

    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!

    September 8, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Linda T

    What about Rockstar Aerosmith! to find them a new lead singer – that might be great!

    September 8, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Kristin

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Smurf Up

    Steven Tallerico – RIP.

    September 8, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Aaron

    Look I could care less about Aerosmith or American Idol but could they please leave the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles out of this?

    September 8, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  48. LISA

    Perry's jealous of Steven Tyler! He always has been. Passes Joe some Haterade! Jerk.

    September 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  49. mrsmarvel

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Joe

    They have not had a good song since the quit taking drugs. They were done two decades ago.

    September 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  51. melissa

    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?

    September 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  52. SAG

    Whoa! Change the picture, please...those are the two ugliest lesbians I've ever seen!!!

    September 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  53. david

    what is steven,thinking of,doing this stupid show.doesn't need the money.maybe old age is setting in.

    September 8, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  54. CookieTree

    HAHA. Ninja Turtles. American Idol sucks!!!!! And so does Ryan Seacrest.

    September 8, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  55. brad1001

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  56. The Princess

    Geez... The song was right. Dude does look like a lady.

    September 8, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  57. cygnus x-1

    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).

    September 8, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  58. Douglas

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  59. Steven ty

    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!!!!!

    September 8, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • tiny tony

      hi steven saw you in the 1st row at cobo arena in 1976-aqua green jump suit-black stripes

      September 8, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Pnut

    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 he's bailing on the group once again for Idol? Good riddance WERE an integral part of Aerosmith just another senile rocker who's ego is way out of hand

    September 8, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • brent

      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.

      September 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  61. SamIam

    and the beatles could have made it replacing paul mccartney or john lennon. um, yeah right

    September 8, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  62. samisright

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  63. Aerochick

    I guess the bromance is finally over.

    September 8, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  64. Joshua Llanos

    Why in the world would they want Steven Tyler as a host?

    September 8, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  65. Sharon

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  66. ted

    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

    September 8, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  67. Debbie

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  68. Fred L. Fraud

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Wake me up when The Bay City Rollers get back together. Now THAT's a band.... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

    September 8, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  69. texasguy

    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...

    September 8, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  70. jj

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  71. Jangocat

    He's right about idol, but he is a hypocrite. Everything Aerosmith has done since about 1985 has been commercial mass appeal pop rock.

    September 8, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  72. whaaa?

    ugh, that's such an unfair comment–teenage mutant ninja turtles is WAY better than american idol

    September 8, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  73. umm

    Bag ladies....

    September 8, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  74. eatapeach

    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!

    September 8, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  75. rowdy

    actually, the armageddon soundtrack was just above ninja turtles...

    September 8, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  76. LL

    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!

    September 8, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  77. JB

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  78. Tmc

    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!!!

    September 8, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  79. s

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  80. Natch

    Aerosmith without Steven Tyler would be like Van Halen without Diamond just ain't right!!

    September 8, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  81. crisco

    David Lee Roth would be a perfect replacement.

    September 8, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  82. bumble

    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?

    September 8, 2010 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  83. Geoff Bradley

    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.

    September 8, 2010 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  84. Pastorandrew05

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 8, 2010 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  85. Jules

    Bitter, party of one?

    September 7, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  86. dave longy

    Lets see... Aerosmith-Steven Tyler=0, sorry Joe

    September 7, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  87. B-Dog

    Aerosmith isn't Aerosmith without Steven Tyler just like Queen is not Queen without Freddie Mercury.

    September 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • kld672

      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!!

      September 8, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      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....

      September 8, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  88. JMC

    Tyler looks like he could be Diane Keaton's sister 🙂

    September 7, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  89. JMC

    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 ;-(

    September 7, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • tiny tony

      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.

      September 8, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Philco Brothers

    Joe Perry with Sanjaya on American Idol

    September 7, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jules

      LMAO point taken!

      September 7, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • MichiGander

      Yeahhhh, he really doesn't know what he's doin'....oy yeah.....

      September 8, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Nice!

      lol. well done.

      September 8, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • E

      I thought Mr. Perry was on American Idol a few season ago, hypocrite.

      September 8, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Jaynicia


      September 8, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • HA!

      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!

      September 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • tiny tony

      exactly he was on american idol- come on joe.

      September 8, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • MXD

      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??

      September 16, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  91. tom

    yeah, get a new singer and perform all pre pump songs !!! mostly 70's.. Then I'd go..

    September 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Barbara

    Steven Tyler looks like Barbara Streisand when you squint and look at the picture.

    September 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • mat

      I'll be, you are ... right!

      September 7, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary A.

      You are absolutely right!!!

      September 8, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris L


      September 8, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Undertaker Fred

      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.

      September 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris l

      Actually he looks like Mary Kate & Ashley!

      September 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  93. portalpunk

    so Joe's willing to give back any royalties on album sales that the extra publicity will give Aerosmith?

    September 7, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  94. John Smith

    I find that comment by Joe Perry insulting. The Ninja Turtles was my favorite growing up.

    September 7, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anna

      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."

      September 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Kat

    Whatever #2, jealousy is a b***ch.

    September 7, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  96. tomcatt

    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

    September 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • macdougal

      Actually... I think Steven used to be one of the best voices in rock

      September 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • zbtrocker

      You clearly have no idea what you're talking about.

      September 8, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Luke

      you're absolutely right, tom. tyler hasn't sung in years- just screeched. will they ever get an actual singer on that panel?

      September 8, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Chaos

      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.

      September 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brenda M

      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!

      September 8, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • brent

      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...

      September 8, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Dan

    Joe is just ticked off he wasn't asked to do anything. (by the way, they both look like ugly chicks)

    September 7, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stacey

      Joe is a REAL rocker.

      I DO question the way many males view other males as "chicks"?

      September 8, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • patman

      I could have sworn Joe Perry played on one of the finale shows w/out his bandmates..anybody??

      September 8, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Boof

    That is one ugly chick standing next to Joe.

    September 7, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Steven Tyler looks like Mary-Kate Olsen. Scary.

      September 8, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Buddah2112

      I didn't know Joe Perry was dating Julia Roberts!

      September 8, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Jay Kay

      You can just tell she's feeling pretty

      September 8, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • CT

      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..

      September 8, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Jesus

      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.

      September 8, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Dude looks like a (ugly) lady.

      September 8, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • BAHAHA

      To Joe Perry: BAHHHAAAAAAAHHHHAAAAA!!!!!!!!

      September 8, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • trainwreck

      perry has no room to criticize...anything aerosmith has done in the past 20 or 30 years is barely above ninja turtles

      September 8, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brenda M

      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!

      September 8, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |

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