The hype about adding Steven Tyler as a new American Idol judge came almost to an end until Kid Rock put his five cents to the unlikely match. Kid Rock called this the “stupidest thing that the frontman from Aerosmith has ever done” He considers Tyler as “a sacred American Institution of rock ‘n’ roll willing to throw it all out of the window.” , according to an Interview with Entertainment Weekly. Steven Tyler responded at a press conference referring Kid Rock’s as jealous according to Idol Chatter.
We know that Tyler’s band-mate is concerned about Tyler not being able to focus on the tour and that he pushed him off stage. We also know that in the first couple seasons America’s favorite judge Simon Cowell called every contestant who represented rock music a “Sell-Out” After all this was a pop competition where producers selected contestants who were made for “cookie cut” music. This all changed after Season 5. Finalist Chris Daughtry, who finished fourth went on being one of the most successful contestants to date. Suddenly “rockers” invaded the competition. Idol became the most watched show on television surpassing the Grammies, the Olympic Games.
Opinions about Kid Rock’s statement are mixed on the popular webpage votefortheworst and on music-mix.ew depending on which webpage are on. Most readers on Entertainment Weekly seem to disagree with Kid Rock calling it a wise decision of Tyler to give advise and council young inspiring artists while on votefortheworst readers laugh at Kid Rock’s choice of words but agreeing that he may have a point.
Considering that Idol is on the sinking boat and I predict that we are in the last season I don’t think Tyler made a wise decision for himself, but on the other hand I am exited about the direction the show might go with Tyler who is in the business for thirty years. I can’t wait what he has to say to the contestants.
What do you think?