The Summer of 2012 has been a busy one for drummer, singer and producer Matt Starr. In June, Matt was announced as the new drummer for KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. In addition to playing drums with the legendary axe man, Matt’s duties include singing the vocal parts of KISS frontman Paul Stanley. Starr sings lead on KISS classics "Love Gun", "I Want You" and "Shout It Out Loud". Matt says: "Paul is an amazing singer and I take singing his parts very seriously. It’s important for me to really kick ass for all the KISS fans." The band spent the Summer performing throughout the U.S. and is planning to hit the studio this Fall and start work on Ace's next studio album.
In between rehearsing and touring with Frehley, Matt was busy in Los Angeles co-producing Hotel Diablo's full length debut 'The Return To Psycho, California' with Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke. The album has been named "Pick Of The Week" on VH1's "That Metal Show" and will be available worldwide on September 25th including Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and FYE retailers via Scarlet Records/Entertainment One.