God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II (5:22)

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“God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll to You II” is a song by the American hard rock band Kiss. It was first release as a single in 1991, lifted off the soundtrack to the movie Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, and was later included on Kiss’ 1992 album Revenge.

The song was a reworking of the Argent 1973 song “God Gave Rock and Roll to You” and is credited as being written by Russ Ballard, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Bob Ezrin.

It was the last Kiss song to feature long time drummer Eric Carr before his death in 1991. Although he was too ill to play drums on the track, he is featured on backing vocals during the a cappella break, singing the repeated line “…to everyone, he gave his song to be sung”, as well as performing drums during the video for the song.

The video was filmed in Los Angeles, California in July 1991 and was directed by Mark Rezyka. It features the band playing in a room with flashbacks of Simmons and Stanley during the make-up era of Kiss’s heyday. Interestingly, there were no prominent clips of Carr during the make-up years featured in the video, even though he was a part of that era for three and a half years. During the Kissology Volume Two: 1978-1991 special aired on VH1 classic, Gene Simmons has stated that,”It’s not just a cover song for a soundtrack, but a testament to Eric Carr, and I think a lot of people don’t realize that.”

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God gave rock and roll to you, gave rock and roll to you
Put it in the soul of everyone
Do you know what you want? You don't know for sure
You don't feel right, you can't find a cure

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