Bad Company: Shooting Star Meaning
Shooting Star Lyrics
When he heard his first Beatles song
Love Me Do I think it was
And from there it didn't take him long
Got himself a guitar
Used to play every night
Now he's in a rock and roll outfit
and everything's all right
anonymous Jul 29th, 7:39pm report
I think the song about Jimi Hendrix. His name was Johnny before his father changed his name to Jimi. Wine and sleeping pills were found by his bed side. “And when the wind blows” came from. The wind cry’s Mary from Jimi’s song.
anonymous Jun 28th, 2018 6:34pm report
Lenny Kaye played this for Johnny Thunders. It was very fitting.
anonymous Dec 8th, 2017 12:42pm report
This song is about any rockstar that dies no matter young or old and Johnny in the beggining is just a name that could be anyone Hendrix,Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rory Gallagher etc.
anonymous Oct 9th, 2017 10:19am report
It is a song about the fleeting nature of fame..... and all the world will love you just as long as you are.
anonymous Aug 21st, 2017 8:55pm report
Paul Rogers says this is a composite of Joplin, Hendrix etc. It is not about Kossof who died a year after this came out.
anonymous Aug 3rd, 2017 8:44am report
anonymous Jul 3rd, 2017 7:32am report
I thought everyone knew this was about Paul Kossoff - Free's guitarist. After he died, Bad Company were formed. Paul's father, David Kossoff, used to go to schools & colleges to teach (preach) about drug use, using his son as an example. He use to play various songs of his son, but always played this tribute song.
The song fits the life of any rock person who died young, but the key line is "Listen to the wind, you can still here him play"
John Bonham died after this song was released, but his death, inadvertently, lead to the break up of the original band as they were both managed by Peter Grant, & he was so upset by Bonzo's death, he neglected Bad Company to a degree.
anonymous Jun 17th, 2017 6:23pm report
I'd guess it's either about Hendrix , Morrisey, or Joplin but probly not her with all the references to males
anonymous Oct 24th, 2015 10:18am report
Just ask Paul Rodgers of Bad Company.
anonymous Oct 8th, 2014 10:10pm report
anonymous Aug 16th, 2014 8:14pm report
A song about the late and massively great Jimmy Hendrix
anonymous Apr 20th, 2013 4:19pm report
The song really does remind me of Tommy Bolin. It was almost an eerie prophecy, as this song was written a year before Tommy died. I think of him every time I hear it.
anonymous Aug 2nd, 2012 8:38pm report
This song is about the great Tommy Bolin.
anonymous May 10th, 2012 5:17am report
Dude, Johnny Rotten is still alive! This song came out in 1975, and he was the singer for the Sex Pistols from 75 to 78.
anonymous Mar 21st, 2011 3:13am report
It's about johnny rotten.
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