Matt Starr, who has drummed alongside some of the biggest names in rock is in the Quad Cities, and he's teaching a clinic on drumming and having a career in music to kids, and then also to the public.

Thursday, November 9th at 5pm is a private free clinic to kids that belong to the QC Rock Academy, and at 8pm, another session will begin that's open to the public, for just a $10 entry at the door. The clinic will take place at Rascal's Live in Moline at 1418 15th St.

Learn the ins and outs of the music business, being a chameleon in music (being able to play with anyone), and hear some awesome stories from the guy who's lived it himself - Matt Starr.

Matt Starr's resume is as long as it is impressive.

  • 2004: Formed Hookers & Blow with Guns 'N Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi
  • 2005: Co-wrote and recorded the Beautiful Creatures second album, Deuce
    • Freedom from that album was used in The Proposal
    • Anyone was used in Sons of Anarchy
  • 2007: Formed The Automatic Music Explosion as a singer, recording with multi-platinum producer Mike Chapman - no official release of music, but several tracks were used in television and movies, including Spongebob Squarepants
  • 2012: Joined Ace Frehely's band
    • Played drums on 2014 release, Space Invader, as well as some tracks of Origins, Vol. 1; Spaceman; and Origins Vol. 2.
  • 2013: Joined Burning Rain with Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich, Montrose vocalist Keith St John, and Dokken bassist Sean McNabb.
  • 2014: Filled in for Mr. Big drummer Pat Torpey after Torpey's Parkinson's diagnosis
  • 2019: Formed and released two albums with Black Swan, featuring bassist Jeff Pilson of Dokken, Foreigner; vocalist Robin McAuley of McAuley Schenker Group, Survivor; and guitarist Reb Beach of Winger, Whitesnake.

Find out more by following QC Rock Academy on Facebook

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