According to a Yahoo! report, the guest spot didnt sit well with any band member who wasnt Tyler. Recalled rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford, someone said, Wait a minute: So this is an Aerosmith album, right?
Perhaps that objector was lead guitarist Joe Perry? Quoted in Yahoo!s article, he didnt sound all too thrilled about it, saying in part, If you want to put a ballad
with Carrie Underwood singing on it is that her name? fucking do it.
Yeah, who does care? Not many, judging from the critical
reaction. Here now, a sampling:
When he duets with his fellow American Idol alum
Carrie Underwood for Cant Stop Loving You (rhymes with because its
all I wanna do), it sounds like the rest of Aerosmith is off hiding in
the next studio. Rolling Stone
Anyone who doesnt know how to properly use Underwood doesnt deserve to have her. The Washington Post
on the wallpaper-worthy sapfest Cant Stop Loving You, the presence
of guest singer Carrie Underwood only serves as a reminder of Tylers
short-lived, ill-conceived stint as an American Idol judge not to mention the fact that Dimension ... still sounds like a watery echo of what the band once was. A.V. Club
Tylers ill-advised duet with country singer Carrie Underwood ... only underline[s] just how wretched much of Aerosmiths post-rehab era really was. Chicago Tribune