Straight Shooter is the second studio album by British supergroup Bad Company. The album was released in April 1975. The album reached number 3 in the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200. It was certified gold a month after its release. Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke revealed on In the Studio (which devoted an episode to Straight Shooter) that the track "Shooting Star" (which told the story of a rock star who died early) was lyrically inspired by the drug and alcohol-related deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison.