Dan Aquilante of The New York Post reports that "seeing KISS and AEROSMITH together at Jones Beach [Monday night, August 5] was like witnessing Peter Pan in a death match with Father Time.
"KISS, the band that won't grow up, was in the makeup they've worn since the beginning, while AEROSMITH wore their wrinkles like battle scars.
"All the KISS hits were there, punctuated by ear-popping explosions and wagging tongues — yet with middle-age paunch stress-testing their latex 'n' leather outfits and their Kabuki makeup hardly disguising the lines on their faces, their physical appearance was disturbing.
"As superficial as it may seem, in a rock performance, looks counts.
"But AEROSMITH's Joe Perry and Steven Tyler have kept trim, despite their freeze-dried complexions, and had energy to spare.
"They had sparks of spontaneity even in their highly choreographed set, while KISS's performance seemed more rote than rock." Read more. Check out photos taken at the gig (from Wire Image): Kiss, Aerosmith. Pictures of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, taken outside the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Tuesday (August 5), can be seen here (courtesy of Film Magic).
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