By Leah Greenblatt
Updated November 04, 2010 at 10:13 PM EDT

Image Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.comThought Steven Tyler wouldn’t respond to Kid Rock’s smackdown in this week’s EW? Dream On.

In a quote that quickly went viral, Rock told us that the Aerosmith frontman’s decision to join the judges’ table on American Idol was “the stupidest thing he’s ever done in his life. He’s a sacred American institution of rock ‘n’ roll, and he just threw it all out the window. Just stomped on it and set it on fire.”

“I think whoever’s advising him,” he continued, “we should bring back the guillotine, or whatever they call that thing. And if it was himself, he needs some serious counseling. I love him to death, but I gotta speak the truth.”

This afternoon at a Idol press conference in L.A., Tyler struck back, telling a roomful of reporters: “He’s just jealous, he’s just jealous. And he’s working his new record, so God bless him.”

Not to be outdone, his fellow judge Randy Jackson joked, “Who’s Kid Rock? Is he a singer?”

And… scene.

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