"Death Star Rising" was a song by the pro-Imperial minga musical group The Emperor's New Clothes. In a display of bad taste, the song was released within days after the Empire's destruction of the planet Alderaan by the Death Star superweapon. It was featured on the album Artistic Integrity, which was the band's latest release at some point in time between 0 ABY and 4 ABY.
Like all of The Emperor's New Clothes' music, "Death Star Rising" was approved by the Imperial Board of Culture. The content and nature of the song led some observers to believe a closer relationship between The Emperor's New Clothes and the Galactic Empire.
Behind the scenes
"Death Star Rising" was one of the songs by The Emperor's New Clothes that were listed in the Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim, a 1993 supplement to West End Games' Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game. Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim was written by Simon Smith and Eric S. Trautmann.
- Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim (First mentioned)
Notes and references
- Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim is set in the time period between the Battle of Yavin and the Battle of Endor, which are dated to 0 BBY and 4 ABY, respectively, by The New Essential Chronology, which also establishes the Battle of Yavin as the final event before the beginning of 0 ABY.