Saturday, March 03, 2018

Tragic Saturday For Shooting Star

Great write-up about one of the most important local bands in Kansas City history that suffered a sad loss today. Take a look:

Van McLain, R.I.P.

Van McLain, the primary artistic force of Shooting Star, has died. The most successful rock band to emerge from Kansas City in the 1980s, Shooting Star was also exceedingly unfashionable. A stylistic holdover from the classic rock era dominated by Midwestern bands like Styx, Kansas, Head East and REO Speedwagon, Shooting Star played outmoded pomp-prog in the age of Talking Heads, the Clash and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

3 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Grew up around the band. Sad.

Anonymous said...

I remember doing one of their covers in a garage band.

Anonymous said...

Who?