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Joe Perry

Ninja Attack on 'American Idol'

9/7/2010 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Perry is continuing to blast his Aerosmith bandmate Steven Tyler over his new "American Idol" gig -- but now, Joe's done dragged the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into the feud.

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Perry went off on Tyler during an interview with the Calgary Herald -- saying, "It's his business, but I don't want Aerosmith's name involved with [American Idol]. We have nothing to do with it."

Perry added, "[Idol] is a reality show designed to get people to watch that station and sell advertising ... it's one step above Ninja Turtles."

As for the future of the band, Perry once again threatened to replace Tyler -- saying, "[You've got] four guys that are great together, and if you find the right singer, there's no reason you can't go and entertain people."

For the record -- the Ninja Turtles also used to sing ...

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Everyones~A~Star    

Perry about nailed it.

1514 days ago
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mat    

Maybe A.I. could get one of the turtles to perform.

1514 days ago
18.

Lisa    

Sounds like Joe Perry is jealous! When you hear "Aerosmith" you think Steven Tyler, not Joe Perry. Bitter man!

1514 days ago
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CCC    

The one that least looks like a turtle is the turtle itself.

1514 days ago
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c    

Is he smoking crack??? Oh, sure, it’s real easy to replace the lead singer in a band with four guys. Just ask The Doors.

1514 days ago
21.

Micha    

Methinks Sour Grapes :)

1514 days ago
22.

John    

Google or youtube "Aerosmith new lead singer auditions" Although I think they would go with a "name" singer

1514 days ago
23.

cj    

Joe, what about Guitar Hero:Aerosmith... wasn't that solely about selling video games for PlayStation... or were you against that too? I imagine you gave all of your royalties to charity... right? ; )

1514 days ago
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solar panel    

I'm with Perry on that one. Tyler's getting weird. American Idol? That's teenage nonsense, hardly making progress there, Tyler. The talent level on A.I. is on average lower than the belt buckle on a rattlesnake. Maybe he's never seen the show?

1514 days ago
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RJ Hunt    

Aerosmith without Steven Tyler...that's like peanut butter and jelly without bread...JP is on crack if he thinks he can replace Steven Tyler...that has to be the most absurd statement I have ever heard...Joe, maybe you should you leave and we can get Jimmy Crespo back...lord knows he's a way better guitarist. And besides guitar players are a dime a dozen...Front men like Steven Tyler, they come around like NEVER...

1514 days ago
26.

AH    

#12 (WOW) - I second that! I would totally watch the turtles judging AI. Anyone else sing the theme song to TMNT after reading this article? I know I did and it looks like #7 did too :)

1514 days ago
27.

Santa    

Listen Joe! Without Steven Tyler none of you would be where your at today. Futhermore, if you are dumb enough to try without him then Steven will get the last laugh.

1514 days ago
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Travis    

Umm yeah. I seem to remember being at the Kodak Theater when Joe Perry was playing with SANJAYA... just saying... I wasn't like, oooh, look there's Joe Perry from the Joe Perry Project.

1514 days ago
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RJ Hunt    

Yo Joe it's called "SHOW BIZ" don't be jealous just because Steven is better at it...

1514 days ago
30.

Bippy    

Why does Steven Tyler look like sosmething that DARWIN had in mind in his theory of evalution??? or is it the years of using mind altering substances like Keith Richards that gives them that primordal look????

1514 days ago
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