Steven Tyler Says Kiss Offend Him
The Aerosmith frontman initiates a new rock feud
Steven Tyler said, for some reason, in an interview with 102.5 The Bone: " They've got a couple of hits, but they’re more comic-book – you see them in their spackled faces.
"We were always a band that had something to prove. We always wanted to blow off whatever band it was. I remember when we went out with Kiss in 1976 or something, one of our roadies got into a knife fight with their guys. I hated them ever since.
"Since then I’ve gotten to know Gene and Paul, and they’re beautiful people. But it is different. A Kiss lick and a Joe Perry lick – two different worlds.
"I sometimes, depending on the time of day, get offended. I go, ‘It’s alright, but do they really mean it? What’s this all about?’”
Guitarist Perry adds: "It’s two different animals. They went the theatrical was and used rock’n'roll as their soundtrack. For Aerosmith, the music is our show.”