|Born||April 17, 1967|
San Pedro, California, U.S
|Genres||Pop, alternative rock, punk rock, grunge, funk, jazz, electronic|
|Labels||Geffen, Loosegroove, Ropeadope Records, Kufala, Web of Mimicry, Blue Note|
|Member of||The Forest Rangers|
Life and career
Chamberlain was born in San Pedro, California on April 17, 1967. He began learning how to play the drums at 15 years old, taking lessons with David Garibaldi from the band Tower of Power. He attended North Texas State's music program, leaving after less than a year. After leaving college, he moved to Dallas, Texas and played with multiple bands, often taking on small gigs.
While in Texas, he was hired to play drums on tour with Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, and he recorded two records with the band before they broke up in 1991. At the time of hiring, Chamberlain was living next door to their bass player, Brad Houser.
In 2016, 2019 and 2021 he won Modern Drummer magazine's readers poll in the Studio Musician category. In 2014 he filled in for drummer Matt Cameron in Soundgarden. He played over 51 shows with them through South America, Europe and a co-headlining tour with Nine Inch Nails in the United States.
Chamberlain joined Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour in 2019 and played on his 2020 release Rough and Rowdy Ways. He was succeeded by Charley Drayton when Dylan resumed touring at the end of 2021.
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- Matt Chamberlain (Web Of Mimicry, 2005)
- Company 23 (Independent, 2012)
- Comet B (Independent, 2016)
with Critters Buggin
- Guest (Loosegroove, 1994)
- Host (Loosegroove, 1997)
- Monkeypot Merganzer (Independent, 1997)
- Bumpa (Loosegroove, 1998)
- Amoeba (Loosegroove, 1998)
- Stampede (Ropeadope, 2004)
- Live in 95 at the OK Hotel - Seattle 1995 (Independent, 2009)
- Muti EP (Independent, 2014)
with Sean Watkins & Matt Chamberlain Duo
- Sean Watkins & Matt Chamberlain (Self Released, 2020)
with Slow Music Project (Bill Rieflin, Robert Fripp, Peter Buck, Fred Chalenor, Hector Zazou, Matt Chamberlain)
- Live El Rey Theater, May 13 2006 (DGM Live)
- Live The Coach House, May 12 2006 (DGM Live)
- Live Largo, May 11 2006 (DGM Live)
- Live Great American Music Hall, May 9 2006 (DGM Live)
- Live Showbox, May 6 2006 (DGM Live)
- Live Aladdin Theater May 5 2006 (DGM Live)
as a sideman
with Bob Dylan
with A Perfect Circle
- Eat the Elephant (BMG, 2018)
with Amos Lee
- My New Moon (Dualtone Music Group, Inc., 2018)
with Brandi Carlile
with Perfume Genius
- Set My Heart on Fire Immediately (Matador Records, 2020)
- Eye In The Wall (Matador Records, 2020)
with Brad Mehldau
with Bruce Springsteen
with Jars of Clay
- Inland (Gray Matters, 2013)
with Shelby Lynne
- Love, Shelby (Island Records, 2001)
with Kanye West
- Late Registration(Uncredited) (Def Jam Roc-A-Fella, 2005)
with Leonard Cohen
- Thanks for the Dance (Columbia Records, 2019)
with Chris Cornell
- Higher Truth (UM, 2015)
with The Wallflowers
with Chris Isaak
- Speak of the Devil (Reprise Records, 1998)
with Stevie Nicks
- Trouble in Shangri-La (Reprise Records, 2001)
with David Bowie
- Ghost of a Dog (Geffen, 1990)
with Elton John
- Songs from the West Coast (Mercury Records, 2001)
with Fiona Apple
with Frank Ocean
- Channel Orange (Def Jam, 2012)
with John Mayer
- Heavier Things (Aware Columbia, 2003)
with Laura Marling
- Semper Femina (More Alarming Records, 2017)
with Mac Miller
- Circles (Warner, 2020)
with Macy Gray
- On How Life Is (Epic Records, 1999)
with Of Montreal
- False Priest (Polyvinyl, 2010)
- The Controllersphere (Polyvinyl, 2011)
with Peter Gabriel
- Flotsam and Jetsam (Real World, Virgin EMI, Republic, 2019)
with Randy Newman
- Dark Matter (Nonesuch, 2017)
with Robbie Williams
- Intensive Care (Chrysalis Records, 2005)
with Sara Bareilles
with Sam Phillips
- Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop) (Virgin Records, 1996)
with Rufus Wainwright
- Unfollow the Rules (BMG, 2020)
with Sean Lennon
- Friendly Fire (Parlophone, Capitol, EMI, 2006)
with Tori Amos
- From the Choirgirl Hotel (Atlantic, 1998)
- To Venus and Back (Atlantic, 1999)
- Strange Little Girls (Atlantic, 2001)
- Scarlet's Walk (Epic, 2002)
- The Beekeeper (Epic, 2005)
- American Doll Posse (Epic, 2007)
- Abnormally Attracted to Sin (Universal Republic, 2009)
- Midwinter Graces (Universal Republic, 2009)
- Christmastide (Universal Republic, 2020)
- Ocean To Ocean (Decca, 2021) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_to_Ocean
- Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin (Universal Nashville, 2018)
with The Who
- Who (Polydor, 2019)
- Solar Power (Universal Music New Zealand Limited, 2021)
- Himmelman, Jeff (March 10, 2016). "25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going". The New York Times. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
- Corbett, Bernard M.; Harkins, Thomas Edward (2016). "Ride the Wave Where It Takes You". Pearl Jam FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Seattle's Most Enduring Band. Beatback Books. ISBN 978-1-61713-660-3.
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- "2021 Readers Poll Results".
- "Modern Drummer's Readers Poll Archive". Modern Drummer. Modern Drummer Publication. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
- "More Music @ the Moore - Education & Community Engagement".
- Greene, Andy (October 12, 2019). "Hear Bob Dylan Perform 'Lenny Bruce' for First Time in 11 Years". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
- Collette, Doug (July 18, 2020). "Bob Dylan: Rough And Rowdy Ways". All About Jazz. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
- Greene, Andy (November 3, 2021). "Bob Dylan Launches New Era of Never Ending Tour at Captivating Milwaukee Opener". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
- Shaffer, Claire (November 9, 2020). "Tori Amos Announces Holiday EP 'Christmastide' Due Out This December". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
- Renfro, Kim (March 11, 2016). "This rock star drummer goes completely under the radar playing for icons like Kanye West and Elton John". Business Insider. Retrieved September 6, 2020.