Sunday, November 7, 2010

Godsmack singer praises Steven Tyler for doing American Idol

Brand Tyler seems to be on everyone’s lips these days.

After taking some flack in the past week from Kid Rock and Slash for doing American Idol, Steven Tyler responded to Rock’s criticism by saying, “He’s just jealous, and he’s working a new record and God bless him.”

The Aerosmith frontman is getting support from Godsmack singer Sully Erna, who told Detroit’s WRIF 101.1 FM, “I think it's brilliant. Beyond good. I think he's gonna be the male Paula Abdul, 'cause he's a little bit dingy, you know what I mean?! He's probably all pilled up, and he's gonna be funny. I mean, he's witty, he's really witty."

The October 29 interview with Sully, from the Boston-based band, was conducted at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Erna also took exception to Rock’s comments, saying “Kid Rock needs to shut up. That's not true. This is gonna be great for TV, man.”

“It's supposedly the right thing to do is to rag on a show like that, 'cause it's so popular, and everybody that has a problem most of the time; they have a problem with something that's really popular — it's the envy/jealousy thing; I don't know what it is. I'm not saying that's what it is with Kid Rock, because I get along with him fine. But I have to disagree. I think it's brilliant that Steven Tyler is gonna be one of the judges; I think it's gonna be so good."

See also:

Kid Rock slams Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler over American Idol

Slash slams Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler over American Idol

Steven Tyler responds to Kid Rock’s American Idol slam

Godsmack – Cryin’ Like A Bitch (2010)