Hometown: London (UK)


Fightstar is a four–piece post–hardcore band from London, England. In 2005, frontman Charlie Simpson left the highly successful British guitar trio Busted, citing his marked preference and love for alternative rock–based music over the lighter pop–punk music he had produced with Busted, and his intention to carry on carving out a musical niche, in a different genre, with his band Fightstar.


Fightstar They Liked You Better When You Were Dead


They Liked You Better When You Were Dead (2006)

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