Matt McJunkins

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BornMatt McJunkins_header_cell_0_2_0 March 19, 1983Matt McJunkins_cell_0_2_1
GenresMatt McJunkins_header_cell_0_3_0 Alternative rockMatt McJunkins_cell_0_3_1
Occupation(s)Matt McJunkins_header_cell_0_4_0 MusicianMatt McJunkins_cell_0_4_1
InstrumentsMatt McJunkins_header_cell_0_5_0 Bass guitar, keyboards, guitar, vocalsMatt McJunkins_cell_0_5_1
Years activeMatt McJunkins_header_cell_0_6_0 2005–presentMatt McJunkins_cell_0_6_1
Associated actsMatt McJunkins_header_cell_0_7_0 A Perfect Circle, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Ashes Divide, Puscifer, Eagles of Death Metal, Poppy, The Beta MachineMatt McJunkins_cell_0_7_1

Matt McJunkins is an American musician best known for touring and recording with the American rock band A Perfect Circle. Matt McJunkins_sentence_0

He is a former touring bassist for Eagles of Death Metal. Matt McJunkins_sentence_1

He is one of the founding members of The Beta Machine, a rock band formed with Jeff Friedl. Matt McJunkins_sentence_2

McJunkins has also worked with Thirty Seconds to Mars, Ashes Divide, Puscifer, Poppy and Socadia. Matt McJunkins_sentence_3

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Matt McJunkins was raised in Palm Springs, California, where he started playing bass guitar at the age of 13. Matt McJunkins_sentence_4

After high school, McJunkins moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career. Matt McJunkins_sentence_5

He attended the Musicians Institute and honed in on his craft while writing music and playing in several rock bands. Matt McJunkins_sentence_6

In 2008, Billy Howerdel from A Perfect Circle asked McJunkins to join his side project Ashes Divide, with Jeff Friedl, Andy Gerold and Adam Monroe completing the line-up. Matt McJunkins_sentence_7

The band toured extensively in support of their debut album Keep Telling Myself It's Alright (2008), opening concerts for Seether, Stone Temple Pilots, and Filter, and also performed at the Projekt Revolution festival. Matt McJunkins_sentence_8

McJunkins later toured with Puscifer, sharing bass guitar with Rani Sharone. Matt McJunkins_sentence_9

In September 2010, A Perfect Circle announced that they would reform and McJunkins was asked to join on bass alongside co-founders Billy Howerdel and Maynard James Keenan with Jeff Friedl and James Iha. Matt McJunkins_sentence_10

In the following years, McJunkins formed The Beta Machine with Jeff Friedl and toured with Thirty Seconds to Mars in 2011. Matt McJunkins_sentence_11

In January 2020 he announced he was touring with singer Poppy in support of her album I Disagree. Matt McJunkins_sentence_12

McJunkins was on stage with Eagles of Death Metal during the November 2015 Paris attacks, and escaped the Bataclan with the rest of the band. Matt McJunkins_sentence_13

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