Thursday, November 4, 2010

Steven Tyler responds to Kid Rock’s American Idol slam

“He’s just jealous”
- Steven Tyler responds to Kid Rock’s slam

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In the near corner: the challenger…the pride of the Motor City - Kid Rock.

In the far corner: with an estimated 150 million albums sold, it Boston’s favorite son – Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.

Welcome to fight night: it’s Brand Tyler vs. Kid Rock.

Before the bell rings for the start of Round 2, let’s recap what happened in our opening few minutes.

The first round opened with a blindside shot by Rock to the heart of Tyler, calling his decision to be an American Idol judge, “the stupidest thing he’s ever done in his life. He’s a sacred American institution of rock ‘n’ roll, and he just threw it all out the window. Just stomped on it and set it on fire.”

(See “Kid Rock slams Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler over American Idol” here.)

Brand Tyler’s reputation appeared to stagger, slightly, on the ropes.

But wait: before the round was over, a third man entered the ring. Wearing a black Top Hat with crazy, big hair, the spotlight turned on the mystery man: it was none other than Slash, ex-of Guns N’ Roses, who got in a shot at Tyler, as well.

"It's really sort of disappointing to me that he's gone and done that, for whatever reason,” Slash told New York's Q104.3 FM. “A lot of it having to do with (the fact that) I just know the guy, and the other guys in the band are bummed out, and they've had a really rocky road for a while. And then just because ‘American Idol’ is what it is, so it's hard for me to put the thing together."

Fight night just turned into a three-way wrestling match.

After being saved by the bell, Tyler took some time to recuperate between rounds, and he looks like he’s ready to respond, as we head into round 2.

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“He’s just jealous,” Tyler tells Access Hollywood. “And he’s working a new record and God bless him,” he added.

Ooh, Brand Tyler slips in a sly cheap shot while appearing to take the high road, as the Aerosmith frontman suggests that Rock’s motive in slamming him is to attract attention to the Kid’s new album, “Born Free,” out November 16.

Things are heating up, but it’s still early in this one….let’s see if the Motor City Mouth responds…

Kid Rock – Bawitdaba
Woodstock 99 - Rome, NY - July 24, 1999

Steven Tyler – Love Lives (Piano version) (2010)