Rushed to come up with material, the band dipped into their backlog of older songs, as well as writing new ones and then recording them immediately.
However, during the group's concert at Cobo Hall in Detroit on January 26, 1976, Stanley introduced it as a song that was written in and for Detroit.The tour ended early (February 1975), when Casablanca Records founder and president Neil Bogart ordered Kiss to return to the studio to record a follow up to Hotter Than Hell, which had stalled on the charts and failed to meet Casablanca's sales expectations.One of Bogart's instructions to the band was to compose an anthem, something he felt the band needed."Rock and Roll All Nite" is a song by Kiss, originally released on their 1975 album Dressed to Kill.It was released as the A-side of their fifth single, with the album track "Getaway." The studio version of the song peaked at No.
68 on the Billboard singles chart, besting the band's previous charting single, "Kissin' Time" (#89).A subsequent live version, released as a single in October 1975, eventually reached No.12 in early 1976, the first of six Top 20 songs for Kiss in the 1970s.The members of Kiss were under intense pressure to put together their third album, 1975's Dressed to Kill.They were abruptly called off tour to work on a follow-up to 1974's Hotter Than Hell when the album began to die on the charts, even though they had no new songs ready.The sessions were being produced by the head of their label, Neil Bogart, who was upset that the band had yet to successfully capture the excitement of their live act on record and wanted to correct the problem himself.