Aerosmith Dismiss KISS As A Comic Book Rock Band
"KISS is a comic-book rock band," Tyler told the host of the The Cowhead Show on 102.5 The Bone in Tampa Bay, Florida. "They've got a couple of hits, but they're more, they're comic book — you see them in their spackled faces."
"We were always a band that had something to prove," he continued. "We always wanted to blow off whatever band it was. And I remember when we went out with KISS in '76 or something, one of our roadies got into a knife fight with their guys. And I hated them ever since. But, you know, since then I've gotten to know Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley], and they're beautiful people."
"But it is different," explained Tyler. "A KISS lick and a Joe Perry lick — two different worlds, and I, sometimes — depending on the time of day — get offended. I hear that and go, 'It's alright. But do they really mean it?' And, 'What's this all about?' And that's why I think Aerosmith has been around forever. We really do take ourselves seriously. And I feel like you do. We would come on stage [after KISS] and I would think it was a little 'comic book.'" Read more and listen to the interview here.
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