- Kid Rock on Steven Tyler joining American Idol
Brand Tyler probably never saw it coming.
Kid Rock has not exactly built his reputation on being shy, so when he sat down with Entertainment Weekly for an interview to be published next week, he didn’t pull any punches when asked about one of his musical heroes.
"I think it's the stupidest thing he's ever done in his life," Rock said, referring to the decision by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler to join American Idol as a judge. "He's a sacred American institution of rock and roll, and he just threw it all out the window — just stomped on it and set it on fire."
"I think whoever's advising him ... we should bring back the guillotine, or whatever they call that thing," Rock added. "And if it was himself, he needs some serious counseling. I love him to death, but I gotta speak the truth."
Along with fellow judges, newcomer Jennifer Lopez and veteran Randy Jackson, Tyler joined AI on the panel for it 10th season, which hits the airwaves on January. The move is part of a plan that Steven has referred to as building “Brand Tyler.”
Let’s see what Tyler’s response will be on this one, ‘cause it’s gotta feel personal: Kid Rock inducted Aerosmith into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2001, referring to the Boston legends as “the greatest American rock band in history.”
Aerosmith with Kid Rock – induction / Sweet Emotion
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony
The Waldorf Astoria Hotel - New York, NY - March 19, 2001
Rock’s new album, “Born Free,” produced by Rick Rubin, is out November 16.
Kid Rock – Born Free
2010 CMA Music Festival
LP Field – Nashville, TN – June 11, 2010
Kid Rock – Mama Kin / Last Child
Original songs by Aerosmith
MTV Icon: Aerosmith (2002)