|Even though Star Star is considered a New York band, they originally formed in Hollywood.|
They signed to the Roadrunner label and took a year to record the "The Love Drag Years".
The big budget project included producers
Richard Gottehrer, Neil Kernon and Phil Greene at six major studios
in New York,
Los Angeles and New England.
The album was a mix of Rock n Roll personalities at a champagne cocktail party.
A dark period followed. Singer Johnnie Holliday had a serious car accident
and had to undergo multiple surgeries.
More tragedy when guitarist Jay Hening killed himself,
and drummer Deon got sick and died.
Johnnie and Weeds continued writing, recording and partying heavy while looking for a drummer.
They met Jack Kennedy from hanging out at the clubs. He joined the band and
Star Star became a trio.
To round out their new sound they added two background singers, "The Trashettes".
The band has played all over the US and Europe. Headlining smaller venues
and as the opening act for bands like Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Guns n Roses,
and quite a few more.
STAR STAR now present an alter ego SCREAM IDOL.
The debut album "Movie Mary" is a trashy Rock n Roll story set to a Sunset Strip beat.
A fresh soundtrack for a new degeneration.
Some of the nice things the press has said about us...
"Neo-serious, neo-punk, neo-glam, neo-fun stuff"
"...cut from the same cloth that dressed lots of Ramones and Alice Cooper sides..."
"Unafraid to forge their own, more dramatic look and raw energetic sound."
"Destined to become something real importance to the modern music world
performing their brand of glam/R&B rock with punk attitudes."
"You may never understand how truly hip Star Star really is."
"...the band blasts away at rock's currently indestructible wall of sobriety"
NEW YORK TIMES
"... sickened with grunge?
Look no further, Star Star are here to pull your cracker."
"Star Star's music shines and whines with a serious sense of bratiness and
"Draping layers of trash, glitter and gloss around their well dressed decadence."
CMJ NEW MUSIC REPORT
"Ultimately shiny and fun, uplifting, toungue-in-cheeky and
loaded with soundtracky flamboyance."
"These rockers stand out so conspicuously from the rest of the crowd."
"Glam trappings, punk leanings, and a certain aristocratic decadence."
"An infectious quality that can't be faked or denied.
Let's just say that you haven't seen anything like this in a while."
"a sound so damn obnoxious
they sound as if they're sticking their toungues out....a damn good band."
EAST COAST ROCKER
"Listening to Star Star makes you want to
(yes I'll admit it) dance."
"Very much what you'd call normal, well adjusted rock n roll behaviour."