James Corden made a half-hearted attempt to join KISS as its fifth member in a Nov. 5 segment of “The Late Late Show.” The wannabe rockstar just couldn’t get into the groove of the iconic band’s signature song “I Wanna Rock and Roll All Nite.”
He dressed the part, in a silver-and-black costume, rock wig, black-and-white face paint, and even sported a studded leather collar. But, as the band loudly declared their desire to “rock and roll all night and party every day,” Corden couldn’t resist trying to dampen the excitement down with his own “custom” lyrics which were mainly focused on his middle-aged angst.
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He shouted, “More than two drinks is a big mistake/Can’t fall asleep and get the worst headache/I got work tomorrow/Let’s not get crazy.”
Even as Corden tried to quiet the screaming audience down, KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley seemed oblivious to Corden’s lyrical complaints. They continued to pump up the crowd and encourage them to sing along to their original rock party anthem. Simmons even used his traditional no-holds-barred tongue-wagging approach in his command. (Watch the entire hilarious clip above).
KISS’ “Rock and Roll All Nite” performance was a follow up to their electrifying “Late Late Show” performance of “Shout It Out Loud” on Halloween. The current KISS foursome consists of Simmons, Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.
The renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Famers recently announced their 2019 End of the Road Tour as their final tour. Known for their stage makeup, rock “personas” like The Starchild, The Demon and Spaceman, KISS has been rocking arenas around the world for over four decades. Tickets are currently on sale via AXS for select KISS live shows including the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Feb. 15 (Tickets), the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri on Feb. 27 (Tickets), the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 4 (Tickets) and The O2 in London, England on July 11 (Tickets).
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