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."
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."
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]