How rich is Mike Starr?
Mike Starr Net Worth:
|Birth date:||April 4, 1966, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Death date:||March 8, 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Voice Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Music groups:||Alice in Chains (1987 – 1992), Days of the New (2010 – 2011), Sun Red Sun, Alice Mudgarden|
|TV shows:||Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House|
Mike Starr biography:
Mike Starr net worth: Mike Starr was an American musician who had a net worth of $1.5 million dollars. He is best known for being the first bass player for the group Alice in Chains. He formed the heavy metal band SATO in 1983. He joined the band Gypsy Rose which other future members of Alice in Chains. A fresh band was formed and eventually settled to the name Alice in Chains. They signed with Columbia Records after playing around the Seattle area. Starr played with all the group for his or her records Facelift and Dirt. Facelift has sold over 2 million copies in the U.S. and went double-platinum. Dirt was certified four times platinum and sold over 5 million copies world-wide. He left the group throughout their Dirt tour and after said that he was kicked out from the band because of his drug addiction. Starr later played bass for Sun Red Sun with former members of Black Sabbath. Starr was working with a new band in 2010 that was scheduled to tour with Days of the New. He was featured on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2010 and was treated for methadone dependence. He also appeared in the reality show Sober House. Starr confessed that he blamed himself for former bandmate Layne Stayley’s departure. Mike Starr passed away on March 8, 2011 in age 44 of a prescription drug overdose.
Michael Christopher “Mike” Starr (April 4, 1966– March 8, 2011) was an American musician, best known as the original bassist in Alice in Chains, with whom he played in the band’s formation in 1987 until 1993.
In 1983, Starr formed the heavy metal band SATO, his first group of note. They are best known for the tune “Leather Warriors”, which appeared on Northwest Metalfest, a compilation album featuring various metal acts released in 1984 by local Seattle label Ground Zero Records. Starr briefly joined another band by the name of Gypsy Rose, which included early Alice N’ Chains producer Tim Branom on lead vocals and his future bandmate Jerry Cantrell on guitar. Starr and Cantrell left Gypsy Rose and the both of them began working together to form a new band. First, they contacted drummer Sean Kinney, who coincidentally was dating Starr’s sister Melinda at that time and had exchanged phone numbers with Cantrell’s roommate Layne Staley. Subsequently the trio started staging what Cantrell and Kinney later said were fake auditions to be able to coax Staley into joining their group. Eventually, Staley quit the other bands he was performing with at that time and joined their band too. This band got interest in the Seattle region playing under several different monikers before they finally settled on the name Alice in Chains, which they’d taken from Staley’s previous group Alice N’ Chains. Starr was with the group for the Facelift and Dirt albums and also the Sap EP. He was most commonly seen playing several variants of a Spector NS 2 bass guitar through an Ampeg SVT all-tube head and Ampeg 8×10″ loudspeaker cabinets. Starr departed the group while it was touring behind the album Dirt. According to former vocalist Layne Staley, in a Rolling Stone article from February 1994, Starr’s deviation from Alice in Chains stemmed from “merely a difference in priorities. We wished to continue intense touring and press, Mike was able to go home.” Starr, however, mentioned on an episode of Celebrity Rehab that he was kicked from the band due to his budding drug addiction. Starr after was hired to play bass for the band Sun Red Sun, which featured Ray Gillen and Bobby Rondinelli, both former members of Black Sabbath. The endeavor was cut short by Gillen’s death in 1993.