Keith Leroux of KissOnline.com has uploaded video footage of DEF LEPPARD's Phil Collen joining KISS on stage last night (Saturday, August 2) at at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey to perform the KISS classic "Deuce". Check out the clip below.
KISS and DEF LEPPARD kicked off their 42-date summer tour on June 23 at Salt Lake City, Utah's USANA Amphitheater.
The two bands held a joint press conference on L.A.'s Sunset Strip at the House Of Blues in March to announce the trek. KISS frontman Paul Stanley explained that although DEF LEPPARD and KISS have no shared history, they've been equal admirers for decades. "We've run into each other at festivals and, y'know, it just seemed a natural fit," he said.
"At some point it really becomes important to go out there and give everybody bang for buck. Give everybody something more, perhaps, than other bands are.
"We have history of going out there and trying to do the greatest shows possible. Summer is a great time to go out, enjoy yourself, you can go out with your family, just go out on a date — but in any case, you want a full night. And you're not going to hear more better songs than with the two of us. I wanna just hang around and listen to these guys."
Collen recently said that KISS fully deserves its place in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame but insisted that he couldn't care less if DEF LEPPARD is ever inducted. He said: "I think it's great that KISS got in there. They should be there. They're an American band 40 years and they've been snubbed.
"For me, I really don't care [if DEF LEPPARD ever gets inducted], whatever. The way I look at it, I've got two diamond albums sitting on my mantlepiece — that's 10 times platinum. I've got two albums. That means the fans went out and bought it, so that means a lot more to me."