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Steven Tyler On Kid Rock: 'He's Just Jealous'

The two artists have a war of words over Tyler's decision to be a judge on 'Idol'

November 5, 2010 9:51 AM ET

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler has fired back at Kid Rock after Rock called Tyler's decision to be a judge on American Idol "the stupidest thing he's ever done in his life. He's a sacred American institution of rock 'n' roll, and he just threw it all out the window. Just stomped on it and set it on fire."

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Rock added: "I think whoever's advising him ... we should bring back the guillotine, or whatever they call that thing. And if it was himself, he needs some serious counseling. I love him to death, but I gotta speak the truth."

On Thursday, at an Idol press conference in Los Angeles, Tyler responded to the comment: "He's just jealous, he's just jealous. And he's working his new record, so God bless him."

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Fellow judge Randy Jackson backed up his new colleague, adding, "Who's Kid Rock? Is he a singer?"

Steven Tyler responds to Kid Rock's 'American Idol' slam: 'He's just jealous' [Entertainment Weekly]

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