October 22, 2016  
Home > News > TV

Bandmate Blindsided by Steven Tyler's Run for 'Idol' Judge

August 5, 2010 (3:23 am) GMT
Aerosmith's Joe Perry revealed he found out the news that Tyler could be the new 'American Idol' judge like everybody else, through the internet.

's plans to join "" have infuriated his bandmates - guitarist Joe Perry has criticized the singer for keeping the news from the rest of the group. There are currently two empty slots on the TV talent show's judging panel and rumors have been rife over who will replace and , who quit after just one season.

Tyler is one of many stars linked to a judging role, and the rocker confirmed this week that he has spoken to executives at TV network Fox about joining the show. But the revelation came as a shock to Tyler's bandmates, with Perry criticizing his pal for not sharing his plans. The guitarist has also spoken of his fears for the future of Aerosmith if the frontman does decide to step in front of the cameras as an "American Idol" judge.

Perry tells the Boston Herald, "I found out on the internet like the rest of the world... I mean, this is no small thing. 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?"

Tyler unexpectedly quit the band last year, and the rockers decided to audition for a new singer so they could continue plans for a tour and a new album, but Tyler's lawyers blocked the move and he subsequently rejoined them.


  1. Wait... What? Is Tiger Woods Saying He Doesn't Regret Cheating on Elin Nordegren?
  2. Marvel Pulls 'Invincible Iron Man' Cover After Accusations of 'Sexualizing' Its Underage Hero
  3. No More Sexy Selfies? Kim Kardashian Is Re-Emerging 'More Covered Up' and 'Less Make-Up'
  4. Drake Hints at Releasing New Music on His 30th Birthday. Get Details on His Celebration
  5. Blac Chyna Pokes Fun at Her Pregnancy Curves, Compares Herself to a Pokemon
  6. Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal's Love Turns to Hatred in 'Nocturnal Animals' First Full Trailer
  7. Jay-Z and Beyonce Are Both Upset With 'Nut Job' Kanye West Following His Rant
  8. Justin Bieber Scolds Concertgoers for Screaming at Manchester Show