of Kiss explained: "'War Machine' started off, strangely enough, on a cheap miniature synthesizer. I had been recording demos at home on a small four-track recording facility and wanted to do some different kinds of things. I had bought the synthesizer just to add a layer of sound in the back of something, in back of a guitar. But while fiddling with it, I fell on the 'War Machine' riff. The original 'War Machine' was a song almost purely based around the riff. The riff never stopped and the vocals continued over the guitar figure.
Michael James Jackson suggested bringing in a co-writer who would help with the lyrics. He suggested a brand new writer, who was an up-and-coming recording artist himself, named Bryan Adams, and his co-writing partner, Jim Vallance. Vallance, Adams and I would co-write 'War Machine' and 'Rock and Roll Hell,' both of which appeared on Creatures Of The Night
. Adams and Vallance added some choral passages and the basic lyrical content, including the title, 'War Machine'."
Ken - LaSalle, Canada