On Monday’s edition of “The Late Late Show”, host James Corden donned rock’s most iconic Kabuki-style face paint to join special guests KISS on stage, performing the band’s iconic 1975 hit “Rock and Roll All Nite”.
Tongue-wagging bass player Gene Simmons (a.k.a. the Demon) kicked things off with the first verse: “You show us everything you’ve got, you keep on dancin’ and the room gets hot / You drive us wild, we’ll drive you crazy.”
Corden then took the next verse, indicating middle age isn’t conducive to the rock-star lifestyle and he was not up to rocking and rolling all night.
“More than two drinks is a big mistake, can’t fall asleep and get the worst headache,” sang Corden. “I got work tomorrow, let’s not get crazy.”
As the song continued, the newest (and most cautious) member of KISS revealed that there are many other things he’d rather be doing than rocking and rolling all night, including reading on the toilet, viewing a good Ken Burns documentary on PBS, and going to the beach (but only entering the water up to his waist).
“Thank you, and please keep it down,” cautioned Corden as the song ended amid plumes of smoke shooting behind the band.