KISS’ PAUL STANLEY Talks About The Origin Of “Detroit Rock City” – “Someone Was Killed Coming To The Concert…”

June 7, 2016, 5 years ago

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KISS’ PAUL STANLEY Talks About The Origin Of “Detroit Rock City” – “Someone Was Killed Coming To The Concert…” caught up with KISS’ Paul Stanley to talk about the one of the group’s most well-known tracks, “Detroit Rock City”.

Stanley explained that the song is not only about Detroit, but about a KISS fan who died in car crash on his way to a KISS show. Stanley said, “There had been an accident outside of an arena in Charlotte. Someone was killed coming to the concert. I thought, how odd and how striking and the juxtaposition of someone coming to a Kiss concert, which celebrates being alive, to lose your life. That was the twist of "Detroit Rock City." To change it from a song about your amazing city to something much more epic."

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