Ashtar Command

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Ashtar Command
Genres Indie rock, Psychedelic rock, Alternative rock, Chillout
Website [1]
Members Chris Holmes
Brian Liesegang

Ashtar Command is the name of an Indie rock band composed of Chris Holmes (not to be confused with the former guitar player for the metal band W.A.S.P.[1]) and Brian Liesegang. They have released one album: "Love Songs In Advance of the Landing",[2] one EP: "Holding Out For Love",[3] and have had songs featured in a number of feature films, television series, television commercials, and video games such as one of the first Microsoft Zune commercials,[4][5] on the FIFA 13 soundtrack list, two Nissan Altima commercials,[6][7] on The Avengers Soundtrack,[8] on Spread,[9] on Fragments,[9] on The O.C. television series, and on Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption Original Soundtrack and in the video game end credits sequence.


After hearing Chris Holmes DJ in South America, Paul McCartney requested that Holmes do something before McCartney's own Friday set at the Coachella Festival in 2009. Holmes created a mix of old Beatles' covers with McCartney's Temporary Secretary. Holmes displayed his band's "Ashtar Command" logo on both sides of the Coachella Festival stage prior to his opening act for McCartney as foreshadowing for an Ashtar Command resurgence.[10] On May 12, 2011, Chris Holmes was on tour with Paul McCartney in South America.


  • Love Songs In Advance of the Landing (2008)
  • Holding Out For Love (2010)
  • American Sunshine (2011)

Song appearances[edit]


  1. ^ "Chris Holmes commands Ashtar, dance and respect. Not W.A.S.P.". SIEGE Audio Inc. Retrieved 2010-06-04. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Love Songs In Advance of the Landing by Ashtar Command - Rhapsody Music". Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  3. ^ "Holding Out For Love: Ashtar Command: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  4. ^ "Microsoft Zune Shares Two Little Birds". The Inspiration Room. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  5. ^ "Zune - Two Little Birds commercial". splendAd. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  6. ^ "Nissan - Altima - Yup commercial". splendAd. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  7. ^ "Nissan - Altima - Next Generation commercial". splendAd. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  8. ^ "Soundtracks for The Avengers"., Inc. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  9. ^ a b "Ashtar Command Music Credits". Yahoo! Inc. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  10. ^ Randall Roberts (2009-04-20). "LA Weekly Coachella Awards 2009: The Best and Worst of the Festival". LA Weekly, LP. Archived from the original on 26 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 

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