On October 10, AEROSMITH
singer Steven Tyler
and guitarist Joe Perry
were interviewed on "The Cowhead Show"
, the American radio program hosted by Mike "Cowhead" Calta
and broadcast live Monday through Friday on 102.5 The Bone
) in Tampa Bay, Florida.
told the AEROSMITH
guys how seeing their band take the stage after KISS
during the two groups' joint tour in 2003 was "like you were watching a different level of concert," Tyler
is a comic-book rock band. They've got a couple of hits, but they're more, they're comic book — you see them in their spackled faces."
He continued, "We were always a band that had something to prove. 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
] and Paul
], and they're beautiful people.
"But it is
different. 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 ourseleves seriously. And I feel like you do. We would come on stage [after KISS
] and I would think it was a little 'comic book.'"
: "It's two different animals. They [KISS
] went the theatrical way and used rock and roll, kind of, as their soundtrack. And for AEROSMITH
, the music is
our show. And from that point of view, it's apples and oranges."
You can listen to the entire interview using the SoundCloud