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Tyler On American Idol Tryouts: ‘It’s Nuts’

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Steven Tyler sings the national anthem prior to the Boston Bruins home opener against the Washington Capitals at the TD Garden on October 21, 2010. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Steven Tyler sings the national anthem prior to the Boston Bruins home opener against the Washington Capitals at the TD Garden on October 21, 2010. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Steven Tyler sang the national anthem at the Bruins home opener Thursday night and between periods donated a custom motorcycle for a charity auction.

He also talked to reporters about his new job as an ‘American Idol’ judge.

He said the tryouts are not easy.

“It’s nuts, seeing all of these kids and having to say ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ to someone who’s 15, who all their life their mother said ‘You sing great!’ and they come in front of us and it’s (bad singing),” he said, adding “It’s like ‘Oh my God,’” while rolling his head and eyes.

“It’s very hard, but it’s been good.”

Tyler says his Aerosmith band mates aren’t thrilled about his ‘American Idol’ gig, but he hopes they’ll make more music soon.

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