“I didn’t used to like The Hollywood Stars, I used to like The New York Dolls. Then I heard The Hollywood Stars play ‘Satisfaction.’ Now I wanna f**k ‘em.” — Iggy Pop
After releasing their album Live On The Sunset Strip in late 2021 via Golden Robot Records, THE HOLLYWOOD STARS returned in 2022 with a brand-new single ‘The Bottom’ and it has been followed up by another new track ‘Will the Lights Go On Again?’ which is now available on all digital platforms.
‘Will the Lights Go On Again?’ features a very 70s-like pop vibe. The song is a metaphor for anyone feeling down and asking themselves the question, will things get better? The track is very in-sync with the state of the world we are living in over the last few years.
Stream/buy ‘Will the Lights Go On Again?’ HERE
ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD STARS
It would seem like every nook and cranny in rock ‘n’ roll history has been explored ad infinitum by this point. Countless books and magazine articles have been written, painstakingly excavating the lives and careers of everyone from Chuck Berry to Aerosmith, Wanda Jackson to Arcade Fire. But what if there was a band with deep roots whose story had barely been broached? A band with direct ties to Little Richard, The Kinks, The Mamas & the Papas, The Electric Prunes, The Strawberry Alarm Clock, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Iggy Pop, The Runaways, The Flamin’ Groovies, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Steppenwolf, Meat Loaf and Blue Cheer, among others?
Such a band does exist, and they are THE HOLLYWOOD STARS. Now, after more than 40 years apart, they are performing together again and making new music and ‘The Bottom’ and ‘Will the Lights Go On Again?’ are just the beginning of a new chapter as we move into 2022.