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Matt Sorum (b. November 19, 1960, in Long Beach, California) is a hard rock drummer and percussionist. Sorum has played in such hard rock bands as Hawk, The Cult, Slash's Snakepit, Velvet Revolver and Guns N' Roses. He also played drums on a couple of songs with Johnny Crash in 1989 with their one and only album Neighbourhood Threat.

Matt Sorum started out in Mission Viejo, California as a local hot musician. Wearing trademark "Union Jack" shorts and nothing else… read more

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  • Avatar for songfactslastfm
    "When I came in, Axl wanted to take it up a notch. He really wanted to be like bands like The Stones or Queen or Led Zeppelin." - Matt Sorum was a session drummer and bandmate of Tori Amos before joining Guns N' Roses on drums. He helped bring an orchestral sound to the band, best heard on "November Rain," which got some musical inspiration from an Elton John song:
  • Avatar for Fachu_slash
    Ambos bateristas son muy buenos!
  • Avatar for vincentboink
    If anyone is interested i've got his solo album
  • Avatar for SlashBlaze
    No point of arguing who's better. They both contributed. Slash said that Sorum was drummer with more technique and skills than Steven, but he said that Steven had the "groove" for GN'R ;)
  • Avatar for giogeorgia88
    Matt is great drummer zillion times better then that cocksucker washed up junke Steven Adler he would n`t have handled UYIs Adler is an average drummer at worst cheesy and dated
  • Avatar for levitate85
    I think the lack of Guns N' Roses is down to Axl playing silly buggers and listing Sorum as 'Additional Musician' on the Live Era 87-93 album.
  • Avatar for Zazel_Campion
    you're wrong gnr27! there are words said about guns...
  • Avatar for bostache
    he sucks...steven adler is the true bad he was a junkie...i never like this one...they could've find a better one...i guess they we're in a rush...who knows
  • Avatar for Re-Kramer
    Steven Adler was better as Guns N' Roses drummer but Matt has good solo album.

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