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Joe Perry Comments on Rumors of Steven Tyler Becoming "American Idol" Judge

By Newsferatu, Writer
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 @ 7:16 AM


"We’re Told It’s A Done Deal"

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From the Boston Herald:

Aerosmith axman Joe Perry put the blast on his rock ’n’ roll partner yesterday for learning about frontman Steven Tyler’s alleged “American Idol” gig on the Web.

“I found out on the Internet like the rest of the world,” said the guitarist when we reached him at the band’s tour stop in Dallas yesterday about “Idol” rumors about Steven.

“There was an Aerosmith afterparty at Studio 54 after the Vegas show - which none of us in the band knew anything about - and he said some stuff there. I mean, this is no small thing.”

Tyler, who has worked with Perry for 40 years, told reporters on his way into the post-show bash in Sin City 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.”

For the record, the “American Idol” producers haven’t confirmed the pair of new judges that will replace Ellen DeGeneres and “Idol” major domo Simon Cowell . An announcement is expected in mid-September, the Fox-TV suits told critics the other day.

Perry said he confronted Steven in his dressing room before the band’s show Saturday night at the MGM Grand about the “American Idol” buzz. Tyler said he was instructed not to discuss it, said Perry.

“I mean, after working with me for 40 years, he couldn’t tell me about this,” the axman told the Track. “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?”

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