Fallon performing with Clutch
|Born|| (1971-10-25) October 25, 1971|
Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Singer, musician, songwriter|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboards|
Neil Fallon (born October 25, 1971) is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the lead singer and occasional rhythm guitarist and keyboardist for rock band Clutch, as well as the lead singer for The Company Band and Dunsmuir. He also joined The Bakerton Group on guitar starting with their El Rojo album.
Fallon has provided guest vocals on the songs "Two Coins for Eyes" and "Empire's End" on the 2008 album Beyond Colossal by Swedish stoner rock band Dozer; "Crazy Horses" by Throat; "Slippin' Out" by Never Got Caught; "Mummies Wrapped in Money" by Lionize; and "Blood and Thunder" by Mastodon, on their 2004 album Leviathan; "Transistors of Mercy" by Polkadot Cadaver, on their 2013 album Last Call in Jonestown; "Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla" by Soulfly, on their 2013 album Savages; and appears on the song "Die to Live" on Volbeat's seventh studio album Rewind, Replay, Rebound.
On September 12, 2013, Fallon announced that Clutch would have to postpone their September tour (except for a hometown show in Baltimore, Maryland at the Shindig Festival), due to personal health issues. Fallon released a statement through the band's Facebook page saying "Dear friends, this week I've learned that a childhood injury to the neck, a genetic predisposition for spinal disease, and 20 some years of head banging will exact a toll. I've been diagnosed with an ugly case of cervical spinal stenosis and two herniated discs." Fallon had surgery on September 17, 2013 and the band resumed their tour in October. This ordeal inspired Fallon's lyrics in "Decapitation Blues," a track on Clutch's eleventh studio album, Psychic Warfare.