Former ALICE IN CHAINS bassist Mike Starr will perform live at the Dragonfly in Los Angeles, California on Friday, August 28, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. Starr will appear with his VH1 "Celebrity Rehab"/"Sober House" band, which he has dubbed SUPPASTARR. The music will consist of ALICE IN CHAINS hits.
SUPPASTARR performed at The Henry Fonda Music Box Theater in Hollywood, California on July 25, 2009 for a live taping of "Sober House", in which Starr was an active/successful participant. The show, which is expected to begin airing in January/February 2010, will reach 35 million viewers per episode in the United States alone.
Mike Starr - Bass
John Kosco (SAINT CAINE, GODSMACK unplugged) - Vocals
Mike Suppa (FACELIFT) - Guitar/Vocals
Chris Jurebie - Drums
This show will be filmed live on and off location for a documentary by critically acclaimed film director Brian Butler. There will also be a scheduled "meet-and-greet" with Starr and his band on the night of the performance and merchandise. More details will follow.
The Dragonfly is located at:
6510 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, California
Starr is also said to be working on recording new original material.
Starr joined the New York City-based ALICE IN CHAINS tribute band FACELIFT on stage on May 9, 2009 at Sullivan Hall in New York City to perform three songs — "Man In The Box", "Would?" and "Them Bones" (see video below). According to the members of FACELIFT, Starr "was in great shape and form. [His] performance was flawless and this just about squashes all rumors of his prior poor health condition. The crowd response was amazing as crowd-surfing and high-decibel applause was present."
Back in April 2005, Seattle's KIROTV.com reported that Mike Starr was arrested in Seattle for vandalizing a car.
A man named Phillip told KIROTV.com that he spotted a man pulling the hood ornament off his vehicle.
He said he recognized the man as Michael Christopher Starr and called police. Starr was arrested for "investigation of property destruction and theft."
Starr, 43, a founding member of ALICE IN CHAINS, had been in legal trouble before in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake City. His past charges include DUI, reckless driving, and various drug charges.
Back in April 1994, Starr was sentenced to 30 days in the Houston jail for
misdemeanor drug possession. Starr was arrested at Houston's Intercontinental Airport while trying to check in for a flight to Los Angeles with a suitcase he had stolen from the baggage claim area. Authorities searched him and found he was carrying marijuana.
Video footage of Starr's May 9, 2009 performance with FACELIFT can be viewed below.