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Joe Perry

Grudging Acceptance

of 'American Idol'

1/17/2012 9:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry seems to finally get it ... Steven Tyler's gig on "American Idol" is good for the band.

Perry was at LAX yesterday when he was asked how he felt about Tyler returning to "A.I." as a judge. Perry replied, "It's tough having your lead singer have a day job .. but ya know, what can you do?"

But when asked if he would ever PERFORM on the show ... Perry said, "Yeah, that could probably happen."

It's a big change for Perry ... who slammed the show back in 2010 as an advertising machine that's only "one step above Ninja Turtles."

So why is Perry coming around on Idol? Might have something to do with Aerosmith planning to release a new album in May ... and some PR on the "Idol" machine could have a huge impact on sales.

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Carl    

I a big Aerosmith fan, so I'm happy they are at least getting along again. Joe has reason to be upset though. It has been 11 years since their last album of original material and Steven has been seen as the primary reason for the big delay. As long as they keep making music and touring I'm fine with Steven on AI.

957 days ago
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Johnny Carcinoma    

Money talks.

Typical hypocrite. Aerosmith's best song was Dream On, and they haven't written another great one since then, and that was written in '73.

957 days ago
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EMB    

Tyler was on TV last night saying how a HUGE jump in sales of Aerosmith albums has occurred. I guess big money can make someone quite content.

957 days ago
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cindy    

You hit the nail on the head, TMZ. Yeah, I do believe the upcoming album IS the reason Joe Perry is accepting Steven being on Amer. Idol.

957 days ago
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D. Potter    

So why is Perry coming around on Idol? Might have something to do with Aerosmith planning to release a new album in May..

Or it could be that he simply gave an honest answer you mornons.

957 days ago
6.

Splinter    

First of all, Why Diss the Turtles? 2nd, Throwing the Ninja Turtles Under the Bus doesn't change a thing. 3rd. Way to break Michelangelo's little ninja heart.

957 days ago
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Ozzie X    

I'd hate to make a living off famous people signing crap.

957 days ago
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freaksloan    

When Aerosmith comes on the radio, the station gets turned.

957 days ago
9.

Reader    

Boycott American Idol produced by ryan seacrest who brought us Ktrashians/Jenners and keep airing that staged, fake, disgusting, unintelligent crap.

957 days ago
10.

David    

"could" have a huge impact on record sales???
wake up TMZ!!
it has already, and joe perry knows it!

957 days ago
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atulbloggarg    

who cares

957 days ago
12.

Cromulent    

Joe might not like AI, but it beats sitting in your attic with a bottle of Jack blowing holes in the roof with a shotgun.

957 days ago
13.

stu    

as long as they keep their shirts on...they can do no wrong.

957 days ago
14.

Sluggo    

He already was on American Idol. He should stop with all the bitching.

957 days ago
15.

GatoNegro    

Ninja Turtles ROCK!!

957 days ago
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