Over a span of eight years, 20 countries and 1000 live shows, GRAMMY-nominated party rock super group All Star United have become something of an international underground legend – even while achieving rampant radio success across a number of genres – with their tongue-in-cheek musings and instantly accessible hooks.
They slammed onto the music scene in 1997 with an eponymous LP which earned a GRAMMY nomination for best Rock/Gospel album and launched four CCM chart-topping hits, including the aptly titled “Smash Hit.” The quintet returned two years later with International Anthems for the Human Race. In 2002, the band found a home in UK-based Furious Records, and released Revolution.
Emerging from the post-nuclear wreckage of the late-nineties grunge scene, All Star United galvanized an unwavering fan base on both sides of the Atlantic. The band jolted the subculture with a new energy, like some sort of musical CPR, breathing life into the collective consciousness and proving once again – in case anyone had forgotten – that rock ‘n? roll is best when it?s fun.
Their latest release is Love & Radiation, and frontman Ian Eskelin tells us about its recurring themes. ?This idea that God?s light is most visible through us when we?re shattered shows up repeatedly. It?s that paradox of strength in weakness, joy in sorrow, riches in poverty that, ultimately, can only be described as the movement of ?grace.??