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WCSX Classic Cuts : Rock and Roll All Nite

WCSX Classic Cuts

KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite

Hook: And we party every day.

Released: 1975

Album: Dressed to Kill

Writers: Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons

Stats: The studio version from Dressed to Kill peaked at number-68 on the Billboard Hot 100, but the Alive version went to number-12.

Background: Ordered by the head of their label to come up with an anthem for their follow-up to Hotter Than Hell, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons delivered big time with "Rock and Roll All Nite." The song was inspired in part by Slade's "Cum on Feel the Noize," with Stanley writing the chorus and Simmons borrowing lines from an unreleased song called "Drive Me Wild" for the verses.

Gene Simmons of KISS says there's no negative side to fame. OC:...a while. :22


"Every band that says they hate fame is lying, OK? They're doing it 'cause they want to get laid and they want to get rich, just like me. It's the best job in the world, and anyone who says it's lonely at the top, they're lying. Go dig a ditch and tell me how you like that job, OK? Learn to say 'you want fries with that?' and see how you like that for a while."

Kiss - Rock & Roll All Nite

Music video by Kiss performing Rock & Roll All Nite. (C) 1975 The Island Def Jam Music Group