Joe Perry’s Wrong About Steven Tyler, Says A&R Guru
The man who signed Aerosmith to Geffen in the 1980s has commented on Steven Tyler’s decision to join the American Idol TV panel – and he reckons Joe Perry’s got it all wrong.
Blabbermouth report that John Kalodner, who oversaw such albums as Permanent Vacation and Pump, believes the guitarist shouldn’t be criticising the frontman for making this career move.
“Joe is completely wrong. It’s jealousy. He’s ultra pissed off… I don’t know what will happen because Steven gets his energy from singing in front of 20,000 people. Sitting in a TV studio with scripted sound bites? I’m not sure he’d be able to even use his own great quips. I’ll be able to tell you in the first show or two if he’ll be his superstar self.”
Kalodner also dismisses Perry’s claim that the band might yet find another vocalist so they can carry on touring while Tyler does his TV stint.
“If [Steven] makes a giant success as a TV personality, he won’t want to go back on the road. And there is no Aerosmith without Steven Tyler. Period.”