Matt Riddle (musician)

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Matt Riddle
Born (1966-04-05) April 5, 1966 (age 53)
Associated actsFace To Face, No Use For A Name, Implants

Matt Riddle (born April 5, 1966 [1]) is an American punk rock bassist. He was the original bass player for Face to Face, which was founded in Victorville, California in the early 1990s. After the band's 2nd album Big Choice was released in 1995, Riddle parted ways with Face to Face due to personal conflicts with singer/guitarist Trever Keith.[1]

He then joined No Use for a Name in 1996 after the band's fourth full-length, Leche Con Carne (1995), and made his recording debut on the band's Making Friends record in 1997.

He also played briefly for the punk bands Pulley and 22 Jacks.

Riddle and Keith have reportedly reconciled their differences, and Riddle provided liner notes for a Face to Face collection entitled Shoot the Moon in 2005. Riddle was not, however, part of the Face to Face reunion in 2008.

On December 3, 2010 No Use for a Name notified fans through their Myspace page[2] that Riddle had been hospitalized with severe pancreatitis, he had his gallbladder removed and was eventually released from the hospital.

On August 1, 2012, No Use for a Name frontman Tony Sly was reported dead at age 41, putting an end to the band's career.

Riddle currently resides in the Victorville area with his family.

On February 20, 2015, Implants announced on Facebook that Matt Riddle had joined the band.


  1. ^ SPIN - Aug 1995 - Page 26 Fresh off a drive from Reno, still woozy from a night of casino gambling, the guys in Face to Face slip red-and- white striped aprons over their heads. As the band members — singer Trever Keith, guitarist Chad Yaro, bassist Matt Riddle, drummer Rob Kurth — fish hot dogs out of the smoker to serve to the assembled horde, they look less like California's latest pop-punk heroes than miserable minimum-wage hirelings consigned for eternity to the Der Wienerschnitzel franchise in Hell.
  2. ^ Matt Riddle (December 7, 2010)[dead link]