A new rock supergroup called BLACK SWAN was formed recently.
It consists of bassist Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER), vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, SURVIVOR), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE) and drummer Matt Starr (MR. BIG, ACE FREHLEY).
The outfit’s debut single and video will be released on Tuesday, December 10. A full-length album will follow in early 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl.
Speaking to Rock Titan, Starr stated about the band, saying:
“[In early 2019], Jeff reached out and said, ‘hey, I’ve got this new thing with Robin McAuley and Reb Beach, and I wanted to see if you’d be interested in talking about playing drums.’
And I said, ‘Yeah. Of course.’ I know all those guys — [they’re] super talented. They have a record, and the record was done and they needed to put some drums on it. So they had asked me, and I checked out the music and it was very cool. I said yes, and then, three days later, I was up at Jeff‘s place and we were cutting drum tracks. We spent four days, three and a half days recording 12 songs. And it’s awesome… And it’s really, really, really good. Everybody says that about whatever they’re working on, but we were all, like, ‘Holy sh*t! This is awesome.'”
Starr is an official member of the band. He continued, saying:
“I think that’s kind of the first time for me because I’m always coming into situations where I’m the hired guy.”
“And look, there’s advantages to that too — you negotiate your rate and then the tour can do whatever it does and you don’t have to worry about it. So there’s pluses and minuses to all that. But, yeah, I’m a member of this band. And I think everybody’s pretty excited to get out there and play. Just how and when we can do that, we’ll have to wait and see.”