Aerosmith Dismiss KISS As A Comic Book Rock Band

(hennemusic) Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were interviewed on radio morning and when the host commented about seeing the two bands play together in 2003, saying that Aerosmith's set was "like you were watching a different level of concert." Tyler had a strong response.

"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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