Review: KISS, AEROSMITH Aging With Grace

Mary Ethridge of The Beacon Journal reports that Dan Foley, 40, a police officer from Detroit, did his head-banging in 7-inch platform boots at the KISS/AEROSMITH concert at Blossom Music Center Wednesday night (September 3). "He was dressed in full KISS regalia, including the Kabuki-inspired face paint for which the band is famous. Foley was such a dead ringer as Gene Simmons (he of the well-examined tongue and legendary libido), that fans asked for his autograph before the show. Foley has been attending KISS concerts since the band formed in the mid-1970s.

"And KISS gave a 1970s-style concert Wednesday night, complete with ear-boxing guitar riffs, pyrotechnics, vulgar gestures and spurting blood. They worked their way energetically and smoothly through a collection of hits, including 'Shout It Out Loud', 'Do You Love Me?' and 'Beth'. They wrapped it up with the party anthem 'I Want to Rock and Roll All Night' [sic].

"AEROSMITH fans weren't quite as visible as the KISS army, but their fans were plenty vocal. Before AEROSMITH even took the stage, the crowd was singing 'Walk This Way'. That song, first popular in the 1970s, rocketed AEROSMITH back to fame 10 years later when the band performed it with rap group RUN-DMC." Read more.

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