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Paul Mars Black

Paul Black is a veteran musician who has been on the L.A. scene since 1980.  Majoring in percussion and voice at San Jose State University, he went on to become the drummer for notorious punk bands The Mau Mau’s and The Joneses. He was a founding member of L.A. Guns and earned two gold records for his contributions as a singer and songwriter before forming Black Cherry. 


He’s also worked extensively as a producer in his own studio, Black City Records, developing projects for artists such as Zack and Cody (Disney Channel), Cherie Curry (Runaways), and Wayne Kramer (MC5) and alongside noted industry talent such as Jack Douglas (Aerosmith) Steve Thompson (Guns N’Roses, Korn) and Robbie Kreiger (The Doors). 


His music has been featured in a variety of films and television programs. In addition to vocals and drums, Paul is skilled in guitar, piano, ukulele, and harmonica. 


In recent years Black has toured the world and received favorable press in Rolling Stone, Spin, Italian Vogue, Guitar World and Classic Rock magazine.  


Since acquiring his music degree in commercial media composition from CSUN, he has been composing for a number of media projects. Paul recently finished recording a new Sonic Boom album with Jo Dog Almeida.


Los Angeles, CA


Rock, Blues Rock, Acoustic

Years Active:

1980- Present


Black City Records


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Black City Records



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