Guitarist/bassist Dave Starr’s allegiance to metal can be traced through several respected groups, including VICIOUS RUMORS and the band’s first 5 albums (Soldiers Of The Night, Digital Dictator, Vicious Rumors, Welcome To The Ball and Plug In And Hang On: Live In Tokyo), as well as 2006’s Warball, CHASTAIN and the 2004 album In An Outrage, plus WILDESTARR, which featured Dave and his wife, vocalist London Wilde, and 3 albums (Arrival, A Tell Tale Heart, Beyond The Rain).
Dave was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (in the early stages), and gave an exclusive interview to KNAC.com, in which he explained how it was detected, the medication he needs to take, how his family is coping with it, how he overcame a recent house fire, and future musical projects.
The article also proves to be quite inspirational, including the following excerpt:
“All in all, I try to get up every day with a smile on my face. One of the important things in life and how I deal with it is just keeping busy. With Starr Guitar Systems, I’m building wiring harnesses 7 days a week, business is just going crazy, I have 6 on my bench that I have to build when I get home today. I haven’t had a day off in years (laughs), so I don’t have time to sit around and mope.”
“Business has been so good that I am going to have to eventually hire on one or two extra technicians. I will need the extra help not just because business has exploded, but because at some point I won’t be able to do the detailed electronics work anymore due to Parkinson’s. The only time it really starts seriously bothering me is when I try to play guitar in the recording studio, then it hits me. Of course, there are other times as well, but my music is obviously a really tough situation for me to deal with because it’s such a huge part of who I am.”
You can read the entire interview via this link: