While the title may suggest an anthem celebrating excess, according to Paul Stanley, that’s not the meaning behind “Rock and Roll All Nite”.
Speaking in a new interview, the KISS frontman reveals his thoughts while writing the 1975 classic.
“When I was writing it, naïve or not, was really about celebrating, and it wasn’t about getting high or getting stoned or anything like that. It was, ‘I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day. I wanna have a great time and make the most of life,'” says Stanley.
Recently, Stanley admitted the song would cap off the band’s “End of the Road” farewell tour.
I’m always naïve when it comes to these things, so I just assumed it meant what it said, and apparently I was right. I can read into some lyrics, but I really just thought they meant play music all night, and party all day, drugs not necessarily included. And people thought KISS was a bunch of drug-addicts and heathens. I mean, they weren’t wrong, but still.