Middle-aged metal mania: KISS, Motley Crue double bill at State Fair

Those first three or four decades were the prelude. There's no doubt the main event occurs on August 29 at the State Fair grandstand, when KISS and Motley Crue share the billing.
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Those first three or four decades were the prelude. There's no doubt the main event occurs on August 29 at the State Fair grandstand, when KISS and Motley Crue share the billing.

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