Your attention is called to the following must-read story on Steven Tyler by Jon Caramanica which appeared in The Press Democrat’s Mother Ship, the New York Times, on Feb. 9, 2011.

Just as a little teezer, here is one graf taken from the story:

It’s worth remembering that the last year of Mr. Tyler’s life hasn’t been without tumult. After leaving rehab for his dependence on pain medication, he chose to join “Idol,” a decision that was met with sneering consternation by his Aerosmith bandmate Joe Perry. “It’s one step above Ninja Turtles,” Mr. Perry said. “It’s his business, but I don’t want Aerosmith’s name involved with it.”

Hummmm? Wonder what Mr. Perry really thinks of Steven and Idol now? In a separate post coming later today read what one of the Idol top execs had to say about Aerosmith and the show…

Here is the link of the must-read story: