Glenn Tipton says:
“Rob had gone to bed one night - he’d had a bit to drink after a session, as he used to do in those days - but I decided to break out the guitar and crank it up to 11.
“So I’m bashing out these chords and Rob comes downstairs, with his hair all a mess - yes, he did have hair back then - and he goes, ‘What are you doing? It’s after midnight!’ And I went, ‘Yeah. Living after midnight!’ We had a laugh, but then we realised that it was a cool title.”
KK Downing says:
“Nobody believes me, but we had no idea it would be a massive hit. Quite frankly, we were shocked when it reached as many ears as it did.
“Glenn came up with the riff late at night, and after we stopped throwing shoes at him, like, 'Cool it. It’s late, man. Go to bed,' we quickly recognised that he might be on to something. Lo and behold, the masses agreed."