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|Christopher Hodgson. Ben Grimsley. Benj Ashmead.|
Dear Superstar are hard rock band from Manchester, UK. They incorporate very modern styles of rock and metal with the swagger of old 80s hair metal. They have constantly toured the United Kingdom with many sold out shows across the UK and Europe. They have supported major acts such as Bullet for My Valentine, Papa Roach, Buckcherry and Hanoi Rocks - helping to build their foundations as one of the UK's brightest rock group. New Musical Express Magazine has described them as:
The band consists of:
They have released two albums: the first being Confessions of a Twisted Mind (2006), and their second Heartless (2008) with producer Romesh Dodangoda, who has worked with such bands as Bullet for My Valentine and Funeral For A Friend, to document years of touring and a graphic confession of the band's lifestyle of unbridled mayhem. This sparked a unique relationship with rock independent label Demolition/DR2 Records who went on to release the album in October 2008. For this album they recruited new bassist Chris Hodgson who was previously bassist with punk influenced UK rock band Medusa.
Dear Superstar again toured in support of Heartless in 2009 supporting Papa Roach on the sold-out tour, were quickly confirmed to appear at the Download Festival 2009 which was swiftly followed by a tour with Buckcherry culminating in an end-of-tour appearance at the Sonisphere festival.
They have also since completed a double legged tour over winter 2009/2010 with Heavens Basement, a first headline tour during summer 2010 and have supported bands such as Hellyeah! and The Damned Things.
Their first single was "Live Love Lie" which has been made available on Spotify. Live Love Lie featured Bullet for My Valentine's bassist and backing vocalist Jason James, who screamed in the song. Their second single was Brothers in Blood. Both songs have music videos and have been played on the likes of Scuzz and Kerrang.
They started recording Damned Religion in the Summer of 2010, at their own studios (Superstar Studios, Bury), which was released in February 2012. This album is the follow-up to Heartless.
With original bass player and original drummer leaving Dear Superstar to concentrate on their new project, "ASHES". Dear Superstar have recruited 2 new members, and plan on hitting the road Jan / Feb 2015.