Thursday, August 5, 2010


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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is less than happy after reading the rumours surrounding his partner-in-crime Steven Tyler's potential new role as a judge on reality TV show 'American Idol.' "I found out on the Internet like the rest of the world", the ageing rocker told theBoston Herald.

Tyler's comments regarding his possible shift in career and focus were made to the press last weekend at an after-show party in Las Vegas, Nev. -- an event the rest of the band were noticeably absent from. Perry explained, "There was an Aerosmith after-party 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."

On the way to the party Tyler told reporters that his future plans included "recording an album and (I'm) probably going to be a judge on 'American Idol.'" When further prompted on the Idol issue he said, "I'm doing it. What do you think? I'm doing it."

Perry approached the singer before the band's show on Saturday night, July 31, at the MGM Grand, but Tyler told him he couldn't discuss the 'Idol' rumours. Perry is clearly losing patience with his errant sidekick, "I mean, after working with me for 40 years, he couldn't tell me about this. 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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