Matt Sorum

Matt Sorum



Matthew William Sorum (born November 19, 1960) is an American drummer and percussionist. He is best known as both a former member of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he recorded three studio albums, and as a member of the supergroup Velvet Revolver. Sorum is currently a member of the touring project, Kings of Chaos, and is a former member of both The Cult and Y Kant Tori Read. Sorum was also a member of Guns N' Roses side-projects, Slash's Snakepit and Neurotic Outsiders, and released a solo album, Hollywood Zen, in 2004.

After performing on synthpop band Y Kant Tori Read's sole album, Sorum joined The Cult in 1989 to tour in support of their fourth studio album, Sonic Temple (1989). During the tour, Sorum was spotted by Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash and subsequently replaced their drummer Steven Adler in 1990. Remaining in the band for seven years, Sorum recorded the albums, Use Your Illusion I (1991), Use Your Illusion II (1991), and "The Spaghetti Incident?" (1993), before departing in 1997 following an argument with frontman Axl Rose.

In 2001, Sorum rejoined The Cult to perform on their reunion album, Beyond Good and Evil (2001), and its subsequent tour and subsequently co-founded the hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver, alongside former Guns N' Roses bandmates, Slash and Duff McKagan. The band, which also included guitarist Dave Kushner and Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, released two successful studio albums, Contraband (2004) and Libertad (2007), before entering an extended hiatus following Weiland's departure.

Sorum has been a permanent member of hard rock cover band Camp Freddy since 2003, alongside Jane's Addiction members Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney, and assisted in hosting its radio show and podcast on Indie 103.1. In 2012, Sorum founded a touring project, entitled Kings of Chaos, featuring members of Guns N' Roses, Deep Purple, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick and Slipknot.

In 2012, Sorum was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N' Roses.[1] On October 12, 2013 Matt married his longtime girlfriend Ace Harper in Palm Springs, California.[2]



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Guns N' Roses Icons Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum Team Up
Antimusic  –  June 30, 2016
... for music's sake, it was really organic and fun . Hope you take a listen . And urn it up!" Read more here. Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for • Day in Rock: Guns N' Roses Icons Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum Team Up ...
Izzy Stradlin And Matt Sorum Team Up For New Single 'F.P. Money'
Realtime Business News  –  June 30, 2016
Former Guns N' Roses running mates Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum have reunited on a new track ... songwriter guitarist and all around cool dude. Music for music's sake, it was really organic and fun. Hope you take a listen. And turn it up!"
Former Guns N’ Roses members Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum reunite for new single
Consequence of Sound  –  July 1, 2016
The current iteration of Guns N’ Roses is about as close to a classic lineup as we’ve seen in almost two decades. But it’s not quite the classic one. Guitarist Izzy Stradlin has been a noticeable (and vocal) holdout of the reformed group.
Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum Make A Song Together  –  June 30, 2016
In a tweet, Izzy explained, “Matt Sorum and I crossed paths earlier this year and both agreed it might be fun to one day throw down a new track and see what we get.” The rocker has uploaded a taste of the new track and said it will be available next month.
Izzy Stradlin Joined by Matt Sorum for New Single, ‘F.P. Money’
Ultimate Classic Rock  –  June 30, 2016
Former Guns N’ Roses bandmates Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum have reunited for Stradlin’s latest single, the upcoming “F.P. Money.” Stradlin has been on something of a tear lately. Although he hasn’t released a full-length album since 2010’s ...
Former GUNS N' ROSES Members IZZY STRADLIN And MATT SORUM Reunite On New Song
Blabber Mouth  –  June 30, 2016
Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum has laid down the drum tracks on a new song from ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin. The track, titled "F.P. Money", will be released next month. It was recorded and mixed by J.T. Longoria at Brotheryn Studios ...


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