Matt Fallon (born in Brooklyn, NY on September 30, 1965) is a heavy metal singer best known for his work with Skid Row and Anthrax.
Fallon moved to central NJ at the age of eight with his parents and younger brother, and by 15 he was playing in a neighborhood garage band with drummer Paul Monroe who later played with the LA band XYZ
Inspired by bands like Led Zeppelin
, Black Sabbath
, Judas Priest
, Fallon fronted several local acts in the early 1980s including Steel Fortune where he teamed up with guitar player Dave Sabo
Steel Fortune and Anthrax were both on the bill when Metallica
came to the Sayreville, NJ area in 1983 to promote the release of their first album. In mid 1984 Scott Ian
of Anthrax crossed paths with Fallon again at a Steel Fortune show in NY. After the show Ian asked Fallon if he would like to try out for the lead vocals spot recently vacated by Neil Turbin
. Fallon accepted and Anthrax began writing & recording their next album “Spreading the Disease” at Pyramid Studios in Ithaca, NY, however Fallon left before finishing the album and he was replaced by Joey Belladonna
In 1986 Fallon was contacted by Sabo about fronting his newly formed band Skid Row. Fallon took the job, and Skid Row began recording a demo at Jon Bon Jovi's studio in Philly while playing crowd favorites like “Youth Gone Wild” and “18 and Life” in NY, NJ & PA area clubs throughout the year. Fallon also co-wrote the song “Midnight/Tornado” with Sabo. In December 1986 Fallon & Skid Row opened for Bon Jovi on their Slippery When Wet tour in Bethlehem and Johnstown, PA. Fallon and Skid Row parted ways in 1987 and he was later replaced by Sebastian Bach.
Fallon continued to front local bands from 1987 through the mid 1990’s. In 1990 he married Debra Contillo, and in 1991 he had a daughter Brittany Rene'.