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Origin Malibu, California, United States
Genres Rock
Years active 2000-present
Labels Atlantic
Members Cisco Adler
Alex Orbison
Damon Webb
Jeramy Gritter
Tony Potato
Johnny Zambetti
Ollie Spano

Whitestarr is an American rock band from Malibu, California.[1][2] The band has garnered attention owing to the members' relationships and to their television series. Lead singer Cisco Adler is the son of well-known music producer Lou Adler and drummer Alex Orbison is the son of music legend Roy Orbison.[3]


Whitestarr was formed in 2000 and signed by Atlantic Records, but was later dropped. The band was virtually unknown until they became featured on the television show The Rock Life on VH1. The premise of the show is a "rockumentary" format, where cameramen follow the band inside the shows and studio and outside in their personal lives.[4] The series was canceled during its first season due to low ratings.

Whitestarr has gained more notoriety for the personal lives and antics of the members than for any commercial success. Singer Cisco Adler was a paparazzi target while he dated Mischa Barton, Kimberly Stewart, Paris Hilton,[4] and Lauren Conrad,[5] while drummer Alex Orbison had been seen on the TV show LA Ink, which stars his one–time girlfriend, tattoo artist Kat Von D.[6] Nude photos of Adler have appeared on various websites.[7]

In September 2007, Cisco Adler announced that he had "decided to take a vacation" from the group to pursue solo projects, adding that "Whitestarr will be back".[8]

Jeramy "Rainbow" Gritter is now performing his mix of Rock and Rap under the name Beardo. He was a member of the Dyslexic Speedreaders and Shoot to Kill Inc along with Dirt Nasty, Mickey Avalon and Andre Legacy.

On December 18, 2008 Cisco Adler was arrested in Fargo, ND, following a Whitestarr concert, opening for Shwayze. Adler posted $500 bail after being booked at Cass County Jail on suspicion of simple assault.[9]

In 2014, Gritter became a member of Julian Casablancas + The Voidz.


  • Cisco Adler - vocals
  • Alex Orbison, "Orbi" - drums
  • Damon Webb - bass guitar
  • Jeramy "Rainbow" Gritter - guitar
  • Tony Potato - dancer
  • Johnny Zambetti - guitar
  • Ollie Spano - guitar



  • Luv Machine (2006)
  • Fillith Tillith (2007)


  1. ^ Beggy, Carol (2007-09-22). "Whitestarr's Cisco ready to play". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  2. ^ Roberts, Caroline. "We See Famous People: Alec Baldwin Bonding With Toddlers, Affleck's Diet". Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  3. ^ D'Angelo, Joe; Bella, Mark. "Whitestarr". MTV.com. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 
  4. ^ a b "He's Got More of a Gift For Baloney". New York Post. 2007-07-19. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 
  5. ^ Martindale, Stone. "'The Hills' Lauren Conrad's VMA PDA with Cisco Adler". Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  6. ^ "Kat Von Dummy". 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 
  7. ^ "Cisco Adler Opens Up About Nude Photo". 2007-02-09. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 
  8. ^ Halperin, Shirley (2007-09-24). "Cisco Adler: Whitestarr Has Left its Mark on the Fabric of Rock 'N' Roll". EW.com. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 
  9. ^ "Cisco Adler, Whitestarr Frontman and Mischa Barton Ex Arrested in Fargo". 

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