According to a story on TMZ.com, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Steven Tyler[/lastfm] took the judge’s seat on American Idol to teach [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Aerosmith[/lastfm] a lesson!
In a recent Rolling Stone interview Tyler told Aerosmith to stick it where the sun don’t shine after they threatened to kick him out of the group. He said he wouldn’t be “held hostage” by them.
Talk about the “Torpedo of Truth”…Tyler launched several torpedoes himself in the interview saying, “Did I take this job [American Idol] to show the band? F**k, yeah. Not to show them, but that I can’t be held hostage anymore. I will be my own hostage. The band can’t throw me out.”
Tyler also launched a laser-targeted torpedo in the direction of Aerosmith guitarist, vocalist and songwriter [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Joe Perry[/lastfm], saying that the two went on a drug binge while attempting what became an “ill-fated attempt to cut a new album.”
Tyler said that the album never happened because, “Joe was high and he couldn’t play … I couldn’t sing, really, because I was snorting everything, and it f***s up your throat. It was the wrong time.”
Another torpedo…the Aerosmith frontman said that while AI producers were looking at Tyler for the judging gig, they were also considering the legendary [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Roger Daltry[/lastfm] of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Who[/lastfm]. However, they passed on Daltry because they felt, “Very formal, his hair was cut, he looked like a regular guy. He had lost that sort of rock & roll charm.”
In a January 2011 interview in Rolling Stone, Perry said about American Idol, ”It’s a reality show designed to get people to watch that station and sell advertising,” he said. “It’s one step above Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. When we put this band together, this is not something that [Steven Tyler] would do. It’s his business, but I don’t want Aerosmith‘s name involved with it.”