The rock icon, during an interview on “The Howard Stern Show” on Wednesday, broke down his initial takeaways of the disco-stylized song as Stanley presented it to him.
“You were upset with the ‘do do do do do,’ you didn’t like it?” asked Stern as he mimicked the song.
“To this day, except, stadiums full of people, they jump up and down like biblical locusts — ‘do do do’ — and so I sing along,” Simmons said.
Stanley, who co-wrote the song along with Desmond Child and Vini Poncia, added that Kiss has been at festivals with bills featuring “very hardcore metal bands” and they’ve found themselves playing the song for fans.
“In the beginning we say ‘Do we really want to play that?’” Stanley said.
“We come on and we’re going ‘do do’ and the whole audience is ‘do do do do’ and that’s the beauty of music, it hits you here, it hits you in the heart.”