When Steven Tyler departed American Idol last month, he said in a statement that he "loved every minute" of the experience.
But in a new Rolling Stone interview, the rocker sounds a very different tune.
“It was something to do while the storm blew by, to be honest,” Tyler tells the magazine, adding that he joined the panel mainly due to spats with his Aerosmith bandmates at the time.
Once he was actually on board, the singer says Idol just was “not [his] cup of tea.”
Tyler has nothing negative to say about Randy Jackson or Jennifer Lopez - or about taking home $10 million per year, we're guessing - but he really didn't enjoy criticizing aspiring artists.
“The show’s about kids and what you do to nurture their talent," he said. "They wanted me to take the piss out of the kids and I don’t have that in me. That’s not what I’m about.”
American Idol, of course has moved on from Tyler and from J. Lo. Mariah Carey has signed on, with Nick Jonas and Pharrell Williams both rumored to join her.