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About americanrockstar

Strongsville, OH

A linchpin of the Cleveland rock scene since the turn of the century, americanrockstar operates under one simple, yet effective MO: making music that connects with its audience. The band’s knockout combination of shimmering pop hooks over raw, guitar-driven hard rock creates a vehicle for listeners to tap into their hearts and embrace the music. Known for its unforgettable performances, americanrockstar has earned a large and diverse fan base throughout Ohio and beyond

What was supposed to be a simple acoustic EP has grown into "Along the Way," the band's fourth full-length album. Recorded over the span of two years in various living rooms, basements and practice spaces throughout northeastern Ohio, "Along the Way" is a complete re-imagination of some of the band's best work from its previous three albums, plus five never-before-heard songs. A departure from the band's usual hard-hitting, melodic rock, the album establishes a dreamy, ethereal atmosphere, allowing the music to live in a whole new way. Longtime fans and new listeners alike have found themselves immersed from beginning to end

americanrockstar’s previous release, “Adapter,” is a shining example of what the band does best. Released on FlipSide Records, the album's ten tracks take the listener on an active/reactive journey through the mind of someone just like them: a soul searching for its own place in this crazy world; in these crazy times… someone who craves acceptance, love, forgiveness, and the struggles involved therein

The band's 2004 effort, “All That’s Left is All That’s Right,” generated an overwhelming response from listeners, critics and seasoned industry professionals alike. Two weeks into its release, “Holiday” became the most requested song on WSTB (Independent, Akron/Cleveland). Within one month, “Holiday” had also become the #4 track on WDUB Internet Radio’s Top 100 Songs. In addition, “Holiday”, “Hold Your Own” and “Dead to Me” became a presence on industry website, each maintaining a 4-5 (out of 5) star rating. “Dead to Me” currently sits at #20 on their all-time Hard Rock charts and has garnered nine additional awards

americanrockstar’s 2000 self-titled debut made an immediate impact, with several tracks achieving noteworthy status. “Poison Summer” reached #1 and “Crusher” reached #2 on WSTB’s Top 15 Countdown. “Superhero” earned the #30 position on WSTB’s Top 100 Songs and “Crusher” became #4 on WDUB Internet Radio’s Top 100 Songs. Following the album’s release, the band showcased at the House of Blues as part of the 2002 EAT’M Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Their performance landed them a management deal with Christian T. Martin of East River Entertainment (Good Charlotte) and attention from several nationally-recognized producers including James “Jimbo” Barton of Lippman Entertainment (Linkin Park, Buckcherry)

americanrockstar can be hard on college and Internet radio stations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with several tracks also in rotation on Cleveland’s two largest rock radio stations, WMMS (ClearChannel) and Radio 92.3 (CBS Radio). Both stations have also sponsored shows and featured the band as on-air guests

Additional Accomplishments
• Showcased at the 2001 and 2004 2NMC Conferences in Nashville, TN
• Supported several major-label acts, including Trapt, Sponge, Days of the New, 30 Seconds to Mars, Veruca Salt and VAST
• Headlined Cleveland’s premier concert venues, including the Odeon, House of Blues, Peabody’s, and the Hard Rock Cafe

American Rockstar (2000
All That’s Left is All That’s Right (2004
Adapter (2006
Along the Way (2010)

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