Matt Flynn (musician)

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Matt Flynn
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Background information
Birth name Matthew Flynn
Born (1970-05-23) May 23, 1970 (age 44)
Woodstock, New York, United States
Genres Alternative rock, funk rock, pop rock, soul
Occupation(s) Drummer, musician, producer
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 2004–present
Labels A&M/Octone, Interscope
Associated acts Maroon 5, The B-52's, Gavin DeGraw, Gandhi

Matt Flynn (born May 23, 1970)[1] is the drummer of American pop rock band Maroon 5. Matt replaced the original drummer of Maroon 5, Ryan Dusick, who left the band due to wrist and shoulder injuries after releasing their first album.[citation needed]

Flynn has played drums for The B-52's, Chicago, Gavin DeGraw and Gandhi.

Early life[edit]

When Flynn was age 14 he picked up his first pair of drumsticks in his father's basement and immediately started drumming the beat to "Jump" by Van Halen, impressing his father greatly. Later that year he came third in his high school talent show, behind stand up comedian Daniel Tosh and a dance crew known as "Tropic Lightning".

Flynn graduated from Gunn High School and briefly attended San Diego State University.

Presonal life[edit]

Flynn is married to Heidi Ford who has a fraternal twin named Jenny "Jenni" Ford. On June 5, 2007, Flynn's wife, gave birth to their second child, named Michael Ford Flynn. His elder daughter is named Ryan.[2]


Main article: Maroon 5 discography


  1. ^ "Maroon5 FAQ". Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
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