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Steven Tyler Unimpressed with Mick Jagger’s SNL Impersonation

Aerosmith frontman and American Idol judge admits the skit was "fun"

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Steven Tyler Unimpressed with Mick Jagger’s SNL Impersonation
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Steven Tyler is probably used to people making fun of him at this point in his life. Lots of folks have impersonated the Aerosmith singer over the years, so I’m sure he’s developed a thick skin when dealing with those who enjoy having a jolly good laugh at his expense. However, Tyler was slightly unimpressed with Mick Jagger’s portrayal of the “American Idol” judge on last weekend’s season finale of “Saturday Night Live”.

During the skit “So You Think You Can Dance at an Outdoor Music Festival”, Jagger donned a wig and a colorful scarf for his impersonation of the accomplisher rocker, which many, myself included, thought was fairly hilarious. For Saturday Night Live, anyway. Tyler, on the other hand, didn’t think too highly of the bit.

“They got it so wrong; He could have done the yeah yeah yeah!,” Tyler explained to Hollywood Life. He also added, “I thought he looked good with long hair, I’ve always wanted him to grow it back.” That, my friends, is what you call a “kiss and kick”.

However, despite his criticisms of the Rolling Stone singer’s performance, Tyler admitted that the sketch was “fun”. I’m not sure if that’s a code word for something else, but we’ll give the singer the benefit of the doubt. Besides, given how many times people have made fun of Mick Jagger over the years, it seems only fair that he’s able to return the favor in one way or another.

For extra fun, have a look at what a few people on Twitter think of Steven Tyler. Although the comments are more than a little harsh, they’re kind of funny nonetheless.

Steven Tyler is living proof that Muppets do age. #Idol
15 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto
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Steven Tyler looks like a miscarriage. #idolfinale
18 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto
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Steven Tyler’s wardrobe is totally ready for when he dies and turns into a ghost.
15 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto
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Steven Tyler sang with Aerosmith and no one from the band physically injured him. #success #AerosmithOnIdol
18 hours ago via Facebook · powered by @socialditto
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Steven Tyler may be leaving American Idol. If that’s true, it’s the first time he’s ever left a place with Coke still on the table.
12 hours ago via Twitter for Android · powered by @socialditto
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Steven Tyler Unimpressed with Mick Jagger’s SNL Impersonation
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  • JoAnn

    I knew who Steven was, but wasn’t into Aerosmith. THEN I saw him on Oprah in a special, and the guy is so grounded and so real – now I am a big fan (of Steven). The Burger King commercial kills me every time. He is SO funny! Love him on American Idol also! Go Steven Tyler!

  • wil

    Man, Steven just rocks,all the moves, song & dance, ballads, dudes, he just rocks. mick does not at anytime is close to what the lead singer for Aerosmith does. jagger is just shaky walks around looking stupid, the songs of the stones is good if not great, but the singer is just a brown nose to dumb fans. who don’t know good ol live act. DUMB –ses

  • kathy

    love Steven–loved both books

  • Lady

    No matter what you say, Steven Tyler has sex appeal!!!

  • sheba

    so funny

  • Barb

    Love you Steven !!!

  • Me

    No one should criticize anyone else… ever!
    Look in the mirror.
    We are all imperfect creatures… all of us.
    Judge not ‘less you shall be judged.
    Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes…

  • Rib

    I think the problem for Steven Tyler is he has always ranted on about how cool Mick Jagger s. However, even though it it was supposed to be fun, Jaggers impersonation of Tyler said it all about how he sees him.

    The problem Steven Tyler has is his over the top persona wore thin when the music stopped being any good, so although the last great album was ‘Pump’ in 1989, I will give Aerosmith the benefit of the doubt with ‘Get a grip’ from 1993 and say he has only been truly awful for about seventeen years. If only Joe Perry had have had the balls to go solo after ‘Get a grip’ things could have been different for him.

    The truth is, Aerosmith, a top draw band in the 1970s & 1980s, have actually been bad now for longer than they were any good. When you start imitating the likes of Bon Jovi, it is well and truly over and the early 1990′s was that time for Aerosmith.

    But go and listen to their first album, Toys in the attic, Draw the line, Rock in a hard place and Pump, to see how great they once were.