Rock 'n Roll Hell
Recording Artist: BTO
Writers: Jim Vallance
Date Written: 1979
Albums: Rock ‘n Roll Nights (1979)
Fred Turner: vocal, guitar
Blair Thornton: guitar
Jim Clench: bass, backing vocal
Jim Vallance: keyboards
Robbie Bachman: drums
Produced by Jim Vallance. Recorded by Rolf Henneman at Mushrooms Studios, Vancouver and by John Brand at Trident Studios, London.  Mixed by John Brand at Trident Studios.
Cover versions: Also recorded by KISS, Christine Sixteen, Tongue
BTO, 1979. Left to right: Robbie Bachman (drums), Jim Clench (bass), Blair Thornton (guitar), Fred Turner (guitar)>
In 1979 Bryan Adams' manager Bruce Allen asked me to write a song for BTO, a group he managed (they'd changed their name from "Bachman Turner Overdrive" to "BTO" when Randy Bachman left in 1977).

I came up with a couple of song ideas including "Rock 'n Roll Hell", which I loosely based on the tempo and chord structure of Randy's song "Takin' Care Of Business".

BTO liked "Rock 'n Roll Hell" and included it on their 1979 album, "Rock ‘n Roll Nights".