updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 01/26/2014 AT 8:15 PM ET
As the Aerosmith lead singer met up with his counterpart from 30 Seconds to Mars, the two men rejoiced in an intergenerational celebration of the common bond that unites all long-haired frontmen.
Meanwhile, soul legend Smokey Robinson – caught in the crossfire – had no choice but to smile at the night’s historic rock accords.
Both Leto and Tyler are presenters at Sunday night’s awards.
See PEOPLE’s red-carpet Instagram of Smokey Robinson below:
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