SORUM LOOKS BACK ON GUNS N' ROSES Friday May 15 2020, 1:28 AM
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SORUM LOOKS BACK ON GUNS N' ROSES

In a recent interview with   "The 500 With Josh Adam Meyers"   podcast, former   GUNS N' ROSES   and   VELVET REVOLVER   drummer   Matt Sorum   was asked if there was one show in his career that he felt was that "perfect moment." He responded (hear audio below): "Oh, man. So many highlights. Probably one of my greatest experiences was the   Freddie Mercury   tribute [in 1992], which was done at Wembley Stadium, and we [ GUNS N' ROSES ] were invited to open the show. It was us and   METALLICA , and then   QUEEN   came out. You can watch it on   YouTube . It's probably one of the most incredible shows. I mean, backstage was   David Bowie ,   Annie Lennox ,   Robert Plant ,   Elton   [ John ].   Elton   and   Axl   [ Rose ] did   'Bohemian Rhapsody' . You've gotta watch it; they just crushed.

"I've gotta say that night was just sort of… I remember meeting   Elizabeth Taylor . It's in my book. I drank with   Liza Minnelli   and   George Michael . [ Laughs ] [It was] just one of those nights that you just will never, ever be able to… It was sort of like being in a dream world. Walking out, going, 'Wow!' Wembley Stadium sold out.

"When I look back at especially   GUNS N' ROSES , it's just sort of a surreal feeling. It's almost like watching a movie — somebody else's movie — and you're in it. It's just so weird."

Sorum 's autobiography,   "Double Talkin' Jive: True Rock 'N' Roll Stories From The Drummer Of Guns N' Roses, The Cult, And Velvet Revolver" , which was previously due in April and was subsequently pushed back to early July, will now arrive in late summer or early fall.

Sorum , who replaced   Steven Adler   in   GUNS N' ROSES , recorded the highly successful albums   "Use Your Illusion I"   and   "Use Your Illusion II"   (both 1991) and   "The Spaghetti Incident"   (1994). He also supported the group on the   "Use Your Illusion"   tour and can be heard on   GUNS N' ROSES '   "Live Era: '87-'93"   (1999) and   "Greatest Hits"   (2004).

Sorum   has said in the past that a   GUNS   reunion tour should have included both him and   Adler , with each playing the songs they recorded with the group.   Sorum   was inducted as a member of the band into the   Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame   in April 2012.

Photo credit:   Michael Segal




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