Aerosmith Gets 'Comical' On Kiss
October 12, 2012 at 3:36 PM (PT)
COX RADIO Talk WHPT (THE BONE)/TAMPA afternoon host COWHEAD may have initiated an aging rock star pissing match of sorts between AEROSMITH and KISS, reports ROLLING STONE. COWHEAD was interviewing STEVEN TYLER and JOE PERRY of AEROSMITH, and when the conversation turned to KISS -- whom AEROSMITH once toured with -- the two rockers called KISS a "comic book rock band."
"KISS is a comic book rock band and they got a couple hits but they're more of a comic book," TYLER said. "You see them in their spackled faces."
"It's theater," PERRY added.
"We were always a band that had something to prove we always wanted to blow up 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. So I hated them ever since," TYLER continued. "It is different: a KISS lick, a JOE PERRY lick -- two different worlds, and sometimes depending on the time of day get offended. I hear that and I go, 'Yeah, that's alright. 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."
"It's two different animals, they went the theatrical way and used rock and roll kind of as their soundtrack and for AEROSMITH, the music is our show," PERRY added. "It's apples and oranges."
You can listen to the lovely chat here.
It has yet to be confirmed that LAS VEGAS is already taking bets on which rocker will be the first to tell the other rocker to get off their lawn.