Steven Tyler has taken from criticism from the rock world for doing "American idol" -- but he's got another rock star singing his praises for it: Nikki Sixx.
Though Kid Rock has said "Idol" is “the stupidest thing he's ever done in his life," Sixx defended the Aerosmith frontman yesterday on his radio show, Sixx Sense.
“The whole point of Steven Tyler being on 'American Idol' is to not make it cheesy," says Sixx, "It's to have a real artist on there. Steven knows how to dress, so he has style; he knows how to design sets; he knows how to write songs obviously; he plays instruments; he's one of the greatest singers and one of the greatest front men of all time. So who's better to judge somebody and give them advise or maybe say they don't have it than Steven?"
Sixx, who has even talked to Tyler one-on-one about his decision, added that "he has the ability to find the next Jimi Hendrix, the next Janis Joplin, the next Kid Rock. This is a positive thing for music. This is a pipeline that we usually don't have."