Steven Tyler Upsets Joe Perry (Again)
It looks like there are ructions once more within the Aerosmith camp. Guitarist Joe Perry is concerned about frontman Steven Tyler’s apparent plans to become a judge on America Idol.
According to reports, Perry is annoyed that Tyler didn’t tell him of his possible role in the TV talent-show first-hand.
“I found out on the Internet like the rest of the world,” Perry told the Boston Herald.
“There was an Aerosmith afterparty at Studio 54 after the Vegas show – which none of us in the band knew anything about – and he [Tyler] said some stuff there. I mean, this is no small thing.”
Tyler told reporters that his future plans included “recording an album and [I’m] probably going to be a judge on American Idol.”
He also said: “I’m doing it. What do you think? I’m doing it.”
When Perry confronted Tyler about the American Idol rumour, the singer said he was instructed not to discuss it.
“I mean, after working with me for 40 years, he couldn’t tell me about this,” Perry said. “Why so secretive? We’re told it’s a done deal. If Steven is committed to a TV show, that kind of affects the rest of us. We’d like to plan our lives, ya know?”
However, it appears Perry isn’t talking for everyone in the band. Drummer Joey Kramer has told Billboard.com:
“We’ve been talking about it the last couple of days, and it’s made me come to realize what a positive impact it could have for Aerosmith. The possibilities are kind of infinite with something like that happening, us being exposed to a whole new generation of people. So we’ll see what happens. It should be interesting.”