Skulls Stars & Guitars
'Radiostar SF's style invokes the spirits of a wide array of groups from THE CULT to MISFITS to Joe Wood era TSOL to REVERAND HORTON HEAT to THE DOORS.' -TSP Reviews 'Jay Skyler's singing is a cross between Ian Astbury of The Cult and Glen Danzig, while his Stratocaster flavored musings bring to mind Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix.' -Rock My Monkey Taunting the mainstream for fun and profit since 2002, Radiostar SF is proud to unleash their smoking new CD 'Skulls, Stars, and Guitars': a more focused, even harder rocking album than their now classic debut disc 'Greatest Hits Volume 1'. In case you haven't heard, Radiostar SF is the ultimate turn it up and tear it up, full stacks and Stratocasters, sarcastic and sexy, punk rock tested / metalhead approved, band that jams but is not a sissy funky jam band, hammer of the gods wielding rock and roll adventure. Combining the pick it up and play the hell out of it spirit of 60's San Francisco acid rock with the intensity and defiance of modern punk and metal, they offer a darker, sexier, and more dangerous alternative to the corporate sanitized crap that has dominated rock for the last 30 years. About the Band: Lead singer and lead guitarist Jay Skyler comes from a long line of musicians and stock car drivers, Skyler was constantly punished as a child for refusing to learn piano from his wicked great Aunt, who was a classical concert pianist. At age 12 he 'rebelled' and picked up an electric guitar. Jay quickly gained notoriety in the central Jersey rock, punk, and metal scenes for his aggressive, cutting edge lead style which fused the over the top psychedelia of Hendrix with the velocity and energy of modern punk and metal. A self-professed Misfits fanatic, Jay's primary vocal influence is Glenn Danzig, although he is also a huge fan of other dark low-voiced singers such as Jim Morrison, Elvis, Nick Cave, and Johnny Cash. A fixture on the San Francisco rock and nightclub scene, Skyler is usually referred to by his nickname 'Rock Star Jay' and is notorious for skateboarding the hills of San Francisco at night in faux fur coats and cowboy hats, and dating the most insanely beautiful, (and just outright insane) women in the city. Drummer Cameron 'Shaft' Landers joined Radiostar SF in 2003, replacing Brian McCarthy who had left due to health problems. Cameron was an instant hit with audiences, replacing McCarthy's technical metal style with a rhythmically communicative style reminiscent of the great British drum masters Ginger Baker, Keith Moon, Mitch Mitchell and John Bonham. Cameron joined Radiostar SF after being fired from the tribal goth band 'Fontaine's Muse' for playing too heavy. Jay Skyler, after hearing the reason for his firing, invited him to audition and hired him after the very first session. Bassist Chris Wehr, AKA SkarKrow, was brought on by Jay Skyler to succeed a long line of half-dead bass players in late 2006. His low-end growl and glam-trash antics lend a further level to the growing legend of Radiostar SF.