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About Matt Sorum

Matthew William Sorum is an American rock drummer and percussionist. Sorum is most famous for his 7-year stint in Guns N' Roses (1990-1997) and supergroup Velvet Revolver (2002-present), which is comprised in part of former Guns N' Roses members Duff McKagan (bass) and Slash (lead guitar).

Officially moving on from GN'R in 1997, Sorum brought his talents behind the board. He produced a Top 40 single for Poe entitled 'Angry Johnny' as well as tracks 'Hello' and 'A Rose is a Rose' for Hollywood Records. Realizing he had a natural knack for bringing the best out of artists, he formed Orange Curtain productions with his partner Lanny Cordola. Together, they completed six film scores and produced platinum-selling artists including Candlebox, Sen Dog of Cypress Hill, Little Milton and Ronnie Spector.

However, drums always beckoned him back. Upon finishing a two-year stint rocking with The Cult, Sorum found himself in the studio with McKagan and Slash. The three shared a chemistry that could never be matched, and they founded Velvet Revolver. With Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots singing, Sorum released two explosive albums with Velvet Revolver—Contraband in 2004 and Libertad in 2007. World tours saw the band etch a legacy of their own buttressed by the hits 'Fall to Pieces' as well as 'Set Me Free'—propelled by a riff Matt wrote.

In addition, 'Slither' garnered the band a Grammy for a 'Best Hard Rock Performance' and the band received another three Grammy nominations. Contraband also debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200, selling three-million copies.

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Videos with Matt Sorum

Matt Sorum talks about the FireWorx from TC Electronic

Interview with Matt Sorum at Drac Studios

Matt Sorum interview Namm 2012