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Date: Oct 6 23:49:50 2012
Matt Sorum Talks Velvet Revolver, Guns n Roses and Autobiography

Drummer Matt Sorum (The Cult, Guns n Roses, Velvet Revolver) recently sat down with "Source of the Sound with Wendy Campbell".  The two-part chat can be heard below.  Here are a couple of excerpts:


On why there still is no Velvet Revolver:


"I think Slash is really kind of happy being Slash and not really dealing with the drama of being in a band. He's the leader of his band and they go on stage on time and they play songs. And I've gotta kind of respect Slash for that, because he spent most of his career waiting around for people to show up.  (laughs) Just go out on the road and have a nice easy go of it. Get on a tour bus with a new band, play songs. I totally respect that."


On his possible autobiography:


"My book will be a lot better than theirs, and I'll tell you why: I remember everything, and they don't remember shit. (laughs) I told Duff, I said, 'Duff, how are you gonna remember to write a book? You can't even remember where we were last night?' I said, 'I'll write your book for you. And here's the title: 'Duff McKagan: The Shit I Don't Remember By Matt Sorum'. And every time I would tell my stories, I would go, 'Duff, are you tape-recording this right now? I don't want my stories coming out in your book.' Slash's book, guaranteed, there's five years in the middle of Slash's book that are just missing. And I'll tell you what era that was: 1990 to 1995. Those guys don't remember jack-all. And if you notice, his book, it sort of book ends on the early years, and it jumps forward to the breakup. There's a lot of shit that went down. I could fill in the blanks and I could tell about hundred thousand better stories than they have. And you know what?! I just haven't had anybody give me enough money to make me spill the beans. (laughs) 


"It's interesting. I did start writing, and it's a very cathartic, sort of cleansing doing it. Because, I mean, people can look at being in a band however they wanna look at it from the outside, but it's an emotional time in your life. It's a lot like being in a relationship. It takes years and years and years to try to heal from certain situations. But it's very cathartic to do it, because you can go back and you can kind of look at your part in it and go, 'Well, I could have done this different.' And that's the part that I know Duff got from doing his book. He's a completely different human being now than he used to be. I mean, here's a guy who's got two (kids) now, he's got a family. There was a time when we used to party so heavily, you don't even know if you're speaking the English language, you know what I mean?! (laughs) Now the guy's got a degree in, like, business. It's awesome. Same with Slash. Slash's got two boys, he's got a family."




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