Burning Starr

Jack Starr is a guitarist and songwriter of French origin, who came to the rock and metal scene at the beginning of the '80s with the band Virgin Steele.
By 1984 Jack formed his own project, 'Jack Starr's Burning Starr', enjoying limited success in the USA during the explosion of hair metal in the second half of the eighties, principally with their Ratt / Dokken oriented '85 release 'No Turning Back', featuring in the line-up future Danger Danger members Frank Vestry and Bruno Ravel.
But at the end of the decade, Starr recorded one of the most unknown American hard rock albums of the era, the self-titled "Jack Starr's Burning Starr", named by the fans as "The Orange album".
This album set a departure from the band's hard 'n heavy style into a more commercial sound, full of keyboards and catchiness.
"Send Me An Angel", "Love Can't Wait", "Fool For Love" or "Hold Back The Night" could have been huge hits on the radio. Sadly, it was a little too late when the album came out (almost 1990) and the labels started to drop artists playing this kind of stuff.
The album only was released in Japan and Germany, but with no promotion and poor distribution it went unnoticed to the major audience.

Members: Jack Starr - Guitars; Ned Meloni - Bass; Todd Michael Hall - Vocals; Rhino - Drums
Ex-Members: Bruno Ravel - Bass (1984-1985); Greg D'Angelo - Drums (1984-1985); Frank Vestry - Vocals (1984-1985); Joe O'Reilly - Bass (1986); Keith "Thumper" Collins - Bass (1986); Mark Edwards - Drums (1986); David DeFeis - Keyboards (1986); Mike Tirelli - Vocals (1986-1989); William "Free Bass" Fairchild (R.I.P. 1994) - Bass (1987-1989); Jim Harris - Drums (1987-1989); Edward Spahn - Keyboards (1989).


Burning Starr Discography Tracks


Jack Starr's Burning Starr* Rock The American Way (Album) Passport Records Canada 1985 Sell This Version
Burning Starr No Turning Back! (Album) Napalm Records (2), Dutch East India Trading Canada 1986 Sell This Version
Jack Starr Burning Starr* Jack Starr Burning Starr (Album) U.S. Metal Records Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Burning Starr Defiance (Album) Magic Circle Music 2009 Sell This Version
Jack Starr's Burning Starr* Land Of The Dead (Album) Limb Music Germany 2011 Sell This Version
0744430521970 Jack Starr's Burning Starr* Blaze Of Glory(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) No Remorse Records (4) 0744430521970 Greece 2017 Sell This Version
Jack Starr's Burning Starr* Stand Your Ground (Album) High Roller Records Germany 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FLAME005 Jack Starr's Burning Starr* Fire And Rain(12") Napalm Records (2) FLAME005 US 1986 Sell This Version


a.b.s. today 207 Burning Starr Burning Starr(CD, Comp) a.b.s. Records a.b.s. today 207 Germany 1998 Sell This Version