Matt Starr is a Los Angeles based drummer/vocalist, clinician, educator, Modern Drummer contributor & producer. He is currently filling for MR BIG drummer Pat Torpey on their “… The Stories We Could Tell” World Tour. Matt spent the past 3 years as the touring & recording drummer for KISS founding member Ace Frehley, playing on Ace’s latest release “Space Invader” (eOne) which debuted at #9 on Billboard, selling 20,000 copies in it’s first week. He is also a member of Burning Rain (featuring Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich). In the past Matt has worked with Kevin Dubrow (Quiet Riot), Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses), Love/Hate (Sony), Beautiful Creatures (Warner Bros) & others.
In the studio Matt has recorded with producers Jimmy Bralower (VP A&R Atlantic Records, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Joan Jett), Toby Wright (Metallica, Alice In Chains, Korn), Jim Ebert (Meredith Brooks, Toni Braxton, Butch Walker), Mike Chapman (Blondie, The Knack, The Sweet), Dave Bianco (AC/DC, Tom Petty, KISS), Anthony Focx (Aerosmith, Foreigner), Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray) & others.
Matt is also the creator of Who’s Next Publishing where he creates exposure & financial opportunities for emerging indie artists. Matt’s songs have been placed in dozens of television programs & movies.
When Matt is not touring he lives in Los Angeles, keeping busy as a producer, singer & publisher. Matt’s music has been placed in dozens of TV shows & movies. Matt and his wife are also the creators of Dr Starr’s Mustache Apparel which sells T-Shirts for every lifestyle featuring an assortment of Dr. Starr’s fine products. He also enjoys buying & listening to vinyl LP’s on his all-tube hi-fi system, DJing, holding monthly Record Clubs and as well as collecting & restoring vintage Ludwig drums.
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