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Home Town Hero

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Biography

Home Town Hero's Aaron Bruno (vocals/guitar) and Drew Stewart (guitar) were teenage pals while attending SoCal's Westlake High School in the mid-'90s. They were also big fans of those who made that town a music scene years before -- Rancid, Operation Ivy, No Doubt -- and relished in '90s grunge heyday of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Green Day. Bruno and Stewart opted to form a band out of their love and passion for music. What started out at the Ice Monkeys would later be tagged Insurgence with the additions of Todd Burnes (bass) and Ray Blanco (drums). At first, they were a hardcore foursome, however playing shows at the famous Whisky-A-Go-Go and the Roxy allowed the band to shape up personally and professionally; while recording a homemade EP, Insurgence christened themselves Home Town Hero. Various dates on the 2000 and 2001 Vans' Warped Tour allowed for national exposure for Home Town Hero as well as a major-label deal. Madonna's Maverick captured the band in 2001 and prepped them to work alongside the likes of fellow post-grunge hipsters such as Hoobastank and Onesidezero. A self-titled debut album was issued in May 2002, and single "Questions" was a smash hit among major-market radio stations.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    Everyone is made to break some
    But it's already happened today
    So sing it fast, and sing it with the right tone
    Or end up like another hero dead
    We're waiting for answers that nobody knows
    Questions  -  20,712 plays
  2.  
    Lyrics
    You'll steal my heart, I'll count to three
    You'll walk away, just like on TV
    You left enchanted
    You'll steal my heart, I'll count to three
    You'll walk away, just like on TV
    Eighteen  -  14,557 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    Today I'll start it with a lie
    I love it when you cry
    When all along, it hurts too
    But hey, a little lullaby
    Can start with burning eyes
    Bleeds In Blue  -  4,870 plays
  4.  
    Lyrics
    She lives in a bottle with her friends
    Nobody else seems to care
    That she may never hold the throne
    When she waits forever, holding on
    As she combs her hair
    Perfect Night  -  3,098 plays
  5.  
    Lyrics
    Rape my lovers shadow
    Break the ones you thought you loved
    And take your bloody lasso
    Rape my home, landlord
    Break the new, but kill the old
    Run Right Through  -  3,612 plays
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