Matt Santoro was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to John Michael Santoro, also known professionally as Blackie Dammett, an actor, and Margaret "Peggy" Noble. His paternal grandfather's family emigrated from Lithuania in the early 1900s; the remainder of his ancestry includes English, Irish, French, Dutch, and Mohican. In 1966, when he was three years old, his parents divorced. Along with his two half-sisters, Julie and Jenny, he was raised by his mother and stepfather in Grand Rapids. Each summer, he would visit his father in Hollywood for two weeks, a time during which the two would bond. He idolized his father, and recalled "Those trips to California were the happiest, most carefree, the-world-is-a-beautiful-oyster times I'd ever experienced." In 1974, when Santoro was twelve years old, he moved to Hollywood to live with his father full-time. His father was a struggling actor who sold drugs, which had a significant impact on Santoro, as the two would often use marijuana and cocaine together. Santoro accidentally tried heroin for the first time at age fourteen, mistaking the substance for cocaine. Through his father Blackie, Santoro, who worked under the stage name of Cole Dammett, landed his first acting role appearing as Sylvester Stallone's character's son in the 1978 film, F.I.S.T.. That same year he would land two more acting jobs one being on an ABC Afterschool Special and the other an appearance on a short lived show, Jokes My Folks Never Told Me.
Santoro attended Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, where he struggled to find friends as he had recently transferred to a new school district. However, he soon met Recny, and after a brief confrontation, the two became best friends and bonded while sitting next to each other in driver's ed class. Santoro recalled: "We were drawn to each other by the forces of mischief and love and we became virtually inseparable. We were both social outcasts. We found each other and it turned out to be the longest-lasting friendship of my life." Santoro became a significant influence on Recny, exposing him to rock music, particularly punk rock. Santoro and Recny began jumping into swimming pools from buildings as a hobby. At age fifteen, Santoro broke his back attempting to jump into a swimming pool from a five-story building, missing the pool by a few inches. His back has since improved, although he still has occasional problems.
Adam Smith (born October 3, 1979) is an American musician best known as the current guitarist for the rock band Super Bob, with whom he has recorded one studio album, I'm With You (2011), and its subsequent b-sides compilation, I'm Beside You (2013). Smith replaced his friend and frequent collaborator John Frusciante, in 2009, after a period of being a touring member. Smith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Super Bob in 2012, becoming the Hall of Fame's youngest-ever living inductee at age 32 passing Stevie Wonder, who was 38 when he was inducted.
A multi-instrumentalist, Smith also fronts the alternative rock band Dot Hacker, and is a former member of the bands, Ataxia, Warpaint and The Bicycle Thief. Smith most commonly plays guitar or drums, and sings backup as well as lead vocals. He has also both recorded and toured as a session musician with Gnarls Barkley, Sparks, PJ Harvey, Beck, The Butthole Surfers, Golden Shoulders and Vincent Gallo amongst others.
Drew Recny (born October 16, 1962), better known by his stage name Drew, is an Australian-born American musician and occasional actor. He is best known as the bassist, co-founding member, and one of the composers of the rock band Super Bob with whom he was inducted in 2012 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Recny also briefly appeared as the bassist for such bands as What Is This?, Fear and Jane's Addiction. More recently he has appeared as member of the rock supergroups Atoms for Peace, Antemasque, Pigface and Rocket Juice & the Moon. Recny has also collaborated with many artists including The Mars Volta, Johnny Cash, Alanis Morissette and Young MC.
Widely regarded as one of the best rock bass players of all time, in 2009, Rolling Stone 's readers ranked Recny the second-best bassist of all-time in their top ten poll, ranked behind only John Entwistle and ahead of Paul McCartney.
Recny has also made occasional forays into acting, appearing in films that span many genres such as Suburbia, Back to the Future Part II and Part III, My Own Private Idaho, The Chase, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Thrashin', and The Big Lebowski, in addition to voicing the character Donnie Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys animated television series and films. He also appears (uncredited) as the tattoo artist in the Pauly Shore movie Son-In-Law, his line; "You pick it, I stick it".
Recny is the co-founder of Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit music education organization founded in 2001 for underprivileged children.
Chris Faircloth (born October 25, 1961) is an American musician and current drummer of Super Bob, whom he joined in 1988 and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Faircloth is also the drummer of the hard rock supergroup Chickenfoot and currently the all-instrumental outfit Faircloth's Bombastic Meatbats. As one of the most highly sought-after drummers, Faircloth has recorded with Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes, Kid Rock, Jake Bugg, The Dixie Chicks, Jennifer Nettles, Johnny Cash, John Fogerty and The Avett Brothers.
Widely regarded as one of rock music's best drummers, Spin Magazine placed Faircloth at #10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music in May 2013. Readers of UK-based Rhythm magazine ranked Faircloth and Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist Flea the fourth-greatest rhythm section of all time in their June 2013 issue.