Born on April 4, 1966 in Honolulu, Hawaii, musician Michael Christopher "Mike" Starr is best known as the bassist of Alice in Chains. He joined Jerry Cantrell, Layne Staley and drummer Sean Kinney as they formed the band Diamond Lie in the mid-1980s and later changed the name. Alice in Chains signed to a record deal with Columbia Records, gaining success throughout the decade. Starr eventually left the group during their tour for the Dirt album, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family. He has also stated that his budding drug addiction was a reason for leaving the band. He was then featured in the third season of VH1's Celebrity Rehab and on its spinoff Sober House. Unfortunately, he was arrested in 2011 after being suspected of felony possession of a controlled substance.