Aerosmith, Cheap Trick smoke Philips Arena

Steven Tyler, shown this month in Quebec, is a bonafide rock star. Photo: Canadian Press Image via AP Images

Steven Tyler, shown this month in Quebec, is a bonafide rock star. Photo: Canadian Press Image via AP Images

We can agree that Steven Tyler was a pleasantly sweet – if mostly ineffective – judge on “American Idol” the past two years.

 But we also know where he really belongs, and it isn’t on a TV talent show.

 No, Tyler is a rip-roaring, butt-shaking, sexy-skanky, wake-the-dead-yowling, rock star supreme.

 And what a pleasure to have him back on stage.

 At Aerosmith’s packed Philips Arena concert on Thursday – the band’s first show here since a 2009 gig at Lakewood Amphitheatre – the quintet displayed its limberness, both musically and physically, with a set that proved that they simply don’t make rock stars the way they used to.

 Taking the stage to “Draw the Line,” with Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry arriving at the end of a catwalk while drummer Joey Kramer, bassist Tom Hamilton and guitarist Brad Whitford held down the groove behind them, …

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