In a brand new interview with 77 WABC Radio's "Bernie & Sid In The Morning", KISS frontman Paul Stanley was asked about the inspiration for the band's anthem "Rock And Roll All Nite", which originally appeared on the 1975 album "Dressed To Kill". Addressing the fact that most people assume that "partying" includes a certain amount of alcohol consumption, Stanley said: "I love a good glass of wine and I love some alcohol from time to time. [But] the whole idea, really, in that song, because I wrote 'Rock And Roll All Nite And Party Every Day'… 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.' And that's really what both my point of view and KISS's point of view has always been — to celebrate life and to make the most of life — because, as far as I know, we don't get a second chance. So this is our bite of the apple. So, make the most of your life."
Stanley recently told Australia's "Sunday Night" that "Rock And Roll All Nite" will be the song that KISS performs as the last encore at the final concert of the band's ongoing "End Of The Road" farewell tour. "That is the rock anthem that connects the world," he explained. "It was the start of other people coming up with anthems. They really didn't exist, per se. So, 'Rock And Roll All Nite And Party Every Day', that's a song that just connects with people on all different levels."
KISS's "End Of The Road" farewell tour launched in late January in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The first leg of the global trek, which could last three years, wrapped on April 13 in Birmingham, Alabama.
The touring lineup features the current version of the band — Stanley, bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer.
This isn't the first time KISS announced it was calling it quits. As most fans remember, back in 2000 and 2001, KISS already performed a "farewell" tour. The trek, which was the last to feature both guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss, played 142 shows over five legs, covering North America, Japan, and Australia.