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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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Aug 9th 2006 report

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


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