> From what I can gather Meat was the judge on that pile of
> shite as part of a deal with Universal. They paid for him
> to be based in the UK for several months.
Oh. That's interesting. I can't blame Meat for doing "that pile of shite" but he really shouldn't be having a go at Steven Tyler for being a judge on American Idol because a lot of people like Tyler and J-Lo being judges on that show. Apparently Simon Cowell is very surprised that American Idol has survived his departure.