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Steven Tyler on his way to American Idol..


AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton has confirmed to The Star-Ledger that the band’s frontman, Steven Tyler, will be a judge in the next season of American Idol.

Steven is doing ‘American Idol’. The ink is dry on that,” said Hamilton. “So, we’ll have to work around his schedule for a new record.

“I hope it doesn’t hurt the new momentum we’ve built up on this tour, because that’s been so important for us as a band. But I wouldn’t want to be the one standing in the way of this for him. Steven is someone who absolutely lives to be in front of an audience, and the people closest to him know how witty and entertaining he can be. I don’t know if ‘American Idol’ will be rock ‘n’ roll enough for him, but it is an opportunity for millions of people to see another side of Steven Tyler.”

AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer recently told that he sees Tyler‘s involvement with “American Idol” in a positive light, explaining, “We’ve been talking about it the last couple of days, and it’s made me come to realize what a positive impact it could have for (AEROSMITH). The possibilities are kind of infinite with something like that happening, us being exposed to a whole new generation of people. So we’ll see what happens. It should be interesting.”

Guitarist Joe Perry, however, has seemed in recent interviews to be shocked and a little upset about the news. He told a Tampa, Florida radio station late last week, “I was taken totally by surprise. First of all, why would he wanna do that instead of cruise on with AEROSMITH? We’ve got an album that we wanna do, we wanna do another tour . . . We’ve got so many things lined up, and then this happens. So many things go through your head. I’ve been with the guy for 40 years, and he couldn’t even . . . He said, ‘Well, they told me not to tell anybody.'”

Perry added, “If that’s what you really have to do, let’s talk about it, let’s plan it out, you know what I mean? We’ve all got families, we’ve all got different things going on, we’ve all got different things we could do. It’s like getting hit over the head.”

Relations have been tense in the AEROSMITH camp since last year, when a stage injury forced Tyler off the road and eventually into rehab, even as he alienated his bandmates by talking about taking two years off to pursue a solo venture. The group retaliated with threats to find a new singer. Eventually the two sides reconciled, although the “Idol” news may stir things up again.

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Posted by Chuck Gee - August 19, 2010 at 12:00 PM

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John Wayne being replaced? This is an Atrocity!

Hollywood reshooting “True Grit”…:( Aren’t some things sacred? We need to clone John Wayne so he can come back and kick their ass…

I guess next they’ll want to reshoot Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” with Adam Lambert as Pink??? I made that up but jessh people, leave some of the classics alone…ok? They might as well let Stephen Hawking try and repaint the Mona Lisa ..(chuck)

Here’s an exceprt from the article….

 1969, John Wayne played Rooster Cogburn in “True Grit” — a grizzled, drunken U.S. Marshal hired by a 14-year-old girl to track down her father’s killer. The role ended up winning the aging Western star his first and only Oscar, prompting him to make a rare sequel — “Rooster Cogburn” — opposite Katherine Hepburn in 1975. The image of Wayne’s craggy, eye-patched visage from “True Grit” has become a cinematic icon.

So film mavens everywhere were taken aback when it was announced last year that Joel and Ethan Coen would been making their own version of “True Grit.” But don’t expect a straight remake; this movie is based more closely on the Charles Portis novel. And Jeff Bridges, fresh off his Oscar win, was tapped to play Cogburn; that’s right, the Duke has been replaced by the Dude.

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Posted by Chuck Gee - August 19, 2010 at 7:12 AM

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Check out Iron Maiden’s Norwegian bar tab for 1 day !!!!!!

I guess this proves that their British 🙂 According to the article it was the band and the crew and they happily paid for it.

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Posted by Chuck Gee - August 19, 2010 at 6:34 AM

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