Former Guns N Roses Drummer Matt Sorum to Publish His Biography Next Spring

ADOPT THE ARTS founder Matt Sorum and ATA board member actor Johnathon Schaech at Westminster Elementary in Venice, CA.

According to a report from Blabbermouth.net, world-famous drummer and philanthropist Matt Sorum (Deadland Ritual, ex Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver, ex The Cult), will release his first book “Double Talkin’ Jive: True Rock ‘N’ Roll Stories From The Drummer Of Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, And Velvet Revolver” via Chicago Review Press has set an April 7, 2020 release. The official book description reads as follows: “Cocaine smuggling, shoot-outs, and never-ending decadent parties: Matt Sorum’s ‘Double Talkin’ Jive’ could almost be described as the autobiographical equivalent of the film ‘Blow’. But rather than becoming premier drug smugglers, Matt Sorum becomes a world-famous drummer in Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, and The Cult. Sorum drops out of high school to become a drummer, but turns to selling pot to support himself, and later smuggling large quantities of cocaine. When Sorum is given the chance to play in The Cult, he is finally able to make a living as a drummer. The very next year Slash and Duff McKagan recruit Matt to join Guns N’ Roses, and with that, Matt’s life is transformed. When Axl Rose starts turning up at the recording studio more and more sporadically, sometimes not at all, Matt recounts in keen detail how he and the band stagger toward their downfall. Matt and his Guns N’ Roses bandmates Slash and Duff form Velvet Revolver with Dave Kushner and Scott Weiland. When Weiland suddenly leaves the band, Matt steps in as drummer for Motörhead during their U.S. tour, and then starts his own all-star band, Kings Of Chaos. During his time as a professional drummer, Matt battles alcohol and coke addictions, but meeting his girlfriend, Ace Harper, helps him manage to go clean. Matt Sorum’s autobiography, written with writer duo Leif Eriksson and Martin Svensson, avoids all the usual rock biography clichés.” Continue reading

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Slash ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators – Joyous Wolf Live At The Paramount

Slash, through his work with Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver and his iconic solo career, has become an institution of guitar playing. A modern-day hero who has a legacy but doesn’t ignore his other muses to stay current and vital. Armed with a new album and his killer band did over a month on the road promoting their new album, they treated fans to a career spanning show. Continue reading

Chrome Division – One Last Ride

Calling it a day nearly fifteen years and five full-length albums after their inception, Norway’s Chrome Division are riding off into the sunset with one final record to send them on their way. Continue reading

Northward – Northward

Although Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen (then still with her previous band, After Forever), and Pagan’s Mind guitarist Jorn Viggo Lofstad had never actually met before, when they played a handful of cover versions during an ‘All-Star Jam’ at Progpower USA in 2007, the two hit it off immediately. Discovering they both shared a fondness for basic, stripped down heavy rock music, the pair sat down the following year and wrote an album’s worth of music quite different to what they were both producing at the time. Continue reading

Slash, ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators – Living The Dream

As one of the most recognisable figures in music history (let alone just rock) and a figurehead and member of a couple of massive bands that you may have heard about, guitarist Slash hardly needs any introduction by now. Similarly, whilst not on the same level of notoriety outside of rock circles, Myles Kennedy and his main band Alter Bridge are on a commercial climb and are a certified arena-level band by now, whilst he has also found time to write and tour a solo album this year. Continue reading

Watch Guns N Roses Cover Velvet Revolver Hit “Slither”

Guns N Roses kicked off their European tour last night with a surprise in the set list. The band played a cover of Velvet Revolver’s ‘Slither’. Velvet Revolver was a supergroup that inclided current and former members of GNR with late Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland. Watch the video below.

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