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Birth name
Matthew Flynn
Born
May 23, 1970
Genres
Alternative rock, funk rock, pop rock, soul
Occupations
Drummer, musician, producer
Instruments
Drums, percussion
Labels
Interscope Records

Matthew "Matt" Flynn (born May 23, 1970) is the drummer of American pop rock band Maroon 5. In 2006, after being the band's touring drummer for two years, Flynn has officially replaced the original drummer of Maroon 5, Ryan Dusick, who left the group due to serious wrist and shoulder injuries sustained from constant touring after the release of their first album, Songs About Jane in 2002.

Prior to joining Maroon 5, Flynn has played drums for The B-52's, Chicago, Gavin DeGraw and Gandhi.

Early lifeEdit

Flynn was born in Woodstock, New York. When Flynn was 14 years old, 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.

Personal lifeEdit

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.

GearEdit

Over the years, Flynn has played Yamaha and Ludwig drums, as well as Sabian and Zildjian cymbals, among other brands. Currently, he endorses , Paiste cymbals (since 2014), Remo drumheads and Vater drumsticks.

DiscographyEdit

  • "Good" Botanica – Vs. The Truth Fish
  • K'naan – Troubadour

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