After 40 years in the Heavy metal arena, legendary US heavy metal guitarist Jack Starr's stories are endless. Instrumental in the early 80's with the development of POWER METAL with his first band VIRGIN STEELE, to eventually going solo and fronting JACK STARR's BURNING STARR for the last 35 years. Jack Starr has a story to tell. During A 5-decade career, BURNING STARR released material spanning many genres. From classic rock and metal to blues and even some jazz.
Jack was involved, from the start, in the success of the Florida 80's In The Park yearly festival in the 2010's. Jack reflects on sharing the stage with fellow 80s contemporary’s LITA FORD, QUIET RIOT, LA GUNS, WINGER, SLAUGHTER to name a few. BURNING STARRS involvement contributed to the success and helped the 80's Metal Revival of the 2010's happen.
2022 brings more to the story. Global Rock Records has announced the signing of legendary US heavy metal guitarist Jack Starr's band Burning Starr, for the band's new album, Souls Of The Innocent. Souls Of The Innocent continues Jack and the band's commitment to true US style power metal, new vocalist Alexx Panza also continues the bands legacy of discovering great vocal talent. The new album will be released first half of 2022 and will surely impress the guitarists faithful following worldwide.
Global Rock will also be issuing a 3-disc Burning Starr anthology, covering the bands entire career, and featuring some rare and never heard tracks.
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Out of the Darkness (1984)
A Minor Disturbance (1990)
A Major Disturbance (1990)
Soon Day Will Come (2000)
Before the Steele: Roots of a Metal Master (2001) (compilation)
Swimming in Dirty Water (2011)
With Virgin Steele
Virgin Steele (1982)
Guardians of the Flame (1983)
Wait for the Night EP (1983)
With Devil Childe
Devil Childe (1984)
Phantom Lord (1985)
With Burning Starr
Rock the American Way (1985)
No Turning Back (1986)
Blaze of Glory (1987)
Jack Starr's Burning Starr (1989)
Burning Starr (compilation) (1998)
Land of the Dead (2011)
Stand Your Ground (2017)
Souls of the Innocent (2022)
With Phantom Lord
Phantom Lord (1985)
PHANTOM LORD -"Evil Never Sleeps "(1986)
Burning at the Speed of Light (1985)
With Guardians of the Flame
Under a Savage Sky (2003)
With Jack Starr Blues Band
Take It to the Bank (2008)
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THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS
AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC
LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!
BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...
AUTHOR RAY SHASHO
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THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
-By Literary Titan (5) STARS
The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.
Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
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