Rock Soldiers

Album: Frehley's Comet (1987)

Songfacts®:

  • Frehley wrote this after surviving a car crash in 1983 that almost killed him. The song deals with his drinking addiction and the invincible feeling many rock stars get when they become famous. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Cam - Cambridge, Canada
  • Ace Frehley wrote this with Chip Taylor. Among the other hits Chip Taylor has penned are "Wild Thing" and "Angel Of The Morning." Frehley explained to American Songwriter Magazine March/April 1988 how their collaboration worked: "Chip wrote most of the lyrics and I wrote most of the music because I've known Chip for years and he was aware of the incident that went down in the summer of '83 when I had the car accident and he thought it would be a great idea to write a song around it."
  • When asked in the same interview if he found it difficult to sing a tune in concert that deals with such a personal, traumatic experience, Frehley replied: "The message of the song is an anti-drug song, about drinking and driving. So I have no problem singing about it. I'm glad to sing about it because I'm trying to give a message with this song so I feel really good about performing it."

Comments: 3

  • Jeff from Austin, TxI wonder how drunk Ace was when he wrote this song?
  • Cam from Cambridge, CanadaRock soldiers come and rock soldiers go
  • Lester from New York City, NyA Rock & Roll anthem
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