Aerosmith and Kiss both hold special places in my Rock and Roll heart. As a result, they could easily switch places from 5th to 6th and vice versa on any given day of the week on my list of 100 Greatest Hard Rock Bands.
Both are fundamental in my musical education and grooming, but for different reasons. While Kiss is more about the Bombast, Show, and individual spotlights, Aerosmith is truly a group effort. (Read my full Aerosmith band review HERE!)