Bio

Drummer Matt Laug moved from his home town of Florence, South Carolina to Los Angeles, CA in 1986. Since then he has toured the world extensively with diverse artist ranging from Donna Summer to Slash's Snakepit.

 

He has become one of Los Angeles' most in demand studio session drummers having performed on records that have sold over 35 million copies with artists: Alanis Morissette (Jagged Little Pill), New Radicals (Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too), Alice Cooper (Fistful Of Alice), Lifehouse (No Name Face), Christina Aguilera (What A Girl Wants), Vasco Rossi (Il Mondo Che Vorrei), Tate Stevens (2012 X Factor Winner), Mikalah Gordon (American Idol) , Melissa Etheridge (Lucky), The Calling (Camino Palmero), Richard Marx (My Own Best Enemy), The Corrs (Talk On Corners), Eros Ramazzotti (Calma Apparamente) and more.

 

A short list of Matt's movie and documentary score credits include : South Park - Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, Get Him To The Greek, Ghostbusters (2016), Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Yes Man, and Food Inc.

 

He works for record producers: Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette), John Shanks (Van Halen), Ron Aniello (Lifehouse), Mark Hudson (Aerosmith, Ringo Starr) Saverio Principini (Vasco Rossi), Oliver Leiber (The Corrs), The Pfeifer Broz, Richard Cole (Melissa Etheridge), Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac), Marc Tanner (The Calling), Chris Horvath, Jack Douglas (Aerosmith), Lyle Workman, Curt Cuomo, Guido Elmi (Vasco Rossi), Jude Cole, Celso Valli (Eros Ramazzotti), David Darling, and Richie Zito (Cheap Trick).

 

Currently Matt is the drummer of "The Dirty Knobs". The band consists of long time friends Lance Morrison (bass), Jason Sinay (guitar/vocals), and songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers). Their debut album titled "Wreckless Abandon" is set to be released on September 18th, 2020.

In addition to drumming for The Dirty Knobs, Matt has been touring and recording with Italian rock star Vasco Rossi since 2007.  In 2017 Matt performed live with Vasco Rossi to celebrate Vasco's 40 year career in the music business.  Held at Enzo Ferrari Park in Modena, Italy the event broke the world record for the most successful ticketed concert with a total of 225,173 tickets sold.

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