What does Detroit Rock City mean?

Search Login

Kiss: Detroit Rock City Meaning

Song Released: 1976

Detroit Rock City Lyrics

... congressional reports. President Ford says that he's disappointed with Congress's performance.
In detroit, a Pontiac, Michigan youth was reported dead at the scene of a head-on collision on grand Avenue this morning.
The youth was...

  1. kooljohn176
    click a star to vote
    Mar 3rd 2016 report

    Sadly, but true I heard that came to be in this song about a all out young individual fan being raised in the city of Detroit, but unfortuantley got a little out of control in The High and escaped like a ''Billy'' The Goat that was tied up to a tree for to long to only wanna escape and getaway to see a Rock and Roll show in the city of Detroit to which he went ''off course'' on the road to be Trumped over by a old American man made truck.

  2. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 10th 2014 report

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but Gene Simmons didn't write DRC. Paul Stanley and Bob Ezrin wrote the song.

  3. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Dec 9th 2013 report

    As many have said before, it's about a KISS fan who died in a car accident on the way to their concert one night. It's an awesome thing for Simmons write a song dedicated to a fan. :')

  4. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Mar 19th 2013 report

    This sadly describes a true story. Although dramatized in lyrics, the basis for the event actually happened. There is a story about it online from a Detroit newspaper. I can't recall the exact paper. I saw once a few years ago and how the family spoke about the song and what it meant to them. From what I understand (or remember) one of the guys in KISS actually met the family member. It could have been the band's management too. Not sure. But basically a true story. Kinda creepy if one thinks about it....

  5. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Aug 7th 2009 report

    Dude it's about a person who is going to a concert and gets killed by a truck on the way there.

  6. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 23rd 2008 report

    Not completely. It's about a musician who is going to a late-night gig and doesn't survive the trip.

  7. pmoney88
    click a star to vote
    Aug 9th 2006 report

    It just talks about a kid dying in a car crash on the way to a Kiss concert.

More Kiss song meanings ยป


Latest Articles


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]

Just Posted

Traitor anonymous
Heal the World anonymous
Et je t'aime encore anonymous
To Live is to Die anonymous
Sleeping Powder anonymous
This is Home anonymous
The Temple of the King anonymous
Ride anonymous
Wonderin' Bout The Wind anonymous
All Through The Night anonymous
Wasted Time anonymous
In a Darkened Room anonymous
Nervous anonymous
Both Sides Now anonymous
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Black Ball
YoungBoy Never Broke Again
Peace In The Pines
Kolton Moore
Hell Of A Year
Parker McCollum
Circles Around This Town
Maren Morris
Falling in Reverse
Fingers Crossed
Lauren Spencer Smith
Dancing On The Waves
We The Kingdom