February 10, 2011, - 4:36 pm
I don’t watch the FOX waste of time, “American Idol,” where young Americans vie to become the next person dropped from their record label in six months. Apparently, now, though, they’re also vying to become the next concubine of walking scarecrow, 62-year-old Steven Tyler (who will be 63, next month). Like Jimmy Kimmel says, “that makes him old enough to be their grandmother.” For the record, I’ve met Tyler several times and have been in an Aerosmith video shot in Detroit (I was asked to be in it when I attended an Aerosmith concert). He’s a nice, but sleazy and ditzy guy. And his and his bandmates’ low-life exploits are legendary and were on display when I met them. (The only decent one is Joe Perry, also a conservative.)
In “Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith“, he proudly wrote about getting the parents of a 14-year-old groupie to make Tyler the girl’s legal guardian, so he could sleep with her (which he did for three years)–something his friend, questionable conservative hero and draft dodger, Ted Nugent, also did with a groupie. Today, that would put them behind bars. And that’s on top of the multiple “families” he’s fathered. So much for saying “Idol” is a “wholesome” show. And, in that vein, it’s doubly creepy to watch Tyler basically audition the girls who are auditioning for the position of next Tyler concubine. You gotta watch all five of these very short videos, which are pretty funny but, more so, very sad. Again, remember that this guy is just shy of his 63rd birthday. Makes me miss the professionalism and sharp wit of Simon Cowell.
Watch the videos . . . .
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