In early 1982, Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley was involved in two serious car accidents - one of which involved a high-speed police car chase on the Bronx River Parkway (and the destruction of Frehley's DeLorean car). And on his first post-Kiss solo album, Frehley's Comet, Ace opted to document this reckless period of his life, in the form of "Rock Soldiers." As he explained in his bio, No Regrets: "'Rock Soldiers' was inspired by my ill-fated trip in the DeLorean but also evokes images of the crash that nearly killed me and Anton [Fig]. It is, more than anything else, a song about rock star excess, and was written very honestly about my own life experiences, which, as it turned out, were far from over." Frehley co-wrote the tune with Chip Taylor, the same gentleman that penned both "Angel of the Morning" and "Wild Thing."