KISS was a giant musical influence on me as a kid back in the 70s. When KISS Alive 2 came out--with that amazing shot KISS in concert--spread across the entire center of that double album I was one-hundred-percent mesmerized. If you're a fan, you know that track one on that album was Detroit Rock City--and it's had a special place in my musical influence catalogue ever since!
My goal with this song was three-fold:
1) I wanted to pay homage to the musicians who impacted my life in huge ways and played a significant role in influencing me to become a musician myself.
2) I wanted to honor Jesus--the great Redeemer--by redeeming the message of the song. The original song was about a kid who dies in a car accident (according to the stories I've heard) on his way to a KISS concert. The lyrics to Jesus Rock Solid proclaim the Lordship and majesty of the Author of Life--who will return some day to judge the living and the dead and usher in a glorious new creation.
3) I wanted to put just a little Pastor Brad spin on the performance--I think that comes through. I'm really happy with the way this one turned out. I hope it will totally Rock You Up for Jesus! Thanks for taking the time to check this out.
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Until next time,
80s Old-School Christian Metal & Instrumental Shred Guitar Blessings!