Tag: Matt Sorum

  • Matt Sorum Recording With Kings of Chaos

    New music coming from Matt Sorum with a new version of the super group Kings of Chaos. The full album comes out in 2023, but the first single and accompanying video drop on October 28. The tune is called “Judgment Day,” and it features Sorum on drums (obviously) and lead vocals (not so obvious but awesome).

    I was just clicking through the band’s nicely done website (linked above), and holy shit, there’s some serious talent playing with Sorum: Jack Blades, John Waite, Lita Ford (yes!), Sebastian Bach, Gilby Clarke, Warren DeMartini, and Sean McNabb.

    My inner teenage metalhead is positively squealing.

    Or headbanging, I mean. Headbanging is definitely cooler.

  • Matt Sorum Pisses Off Scott Weiland…

    But it really wasn’t that big of a deal, or at least it shouldn’t have been. Here’s the scoop, via Digg and Rolling Stone and MTV and probably a myriad of other sources suppressed or forgotten.

    Velvet Revolver played a gig in Glasgow last Thursday night. During the show, Scott Weiland says that the band’s current tour would be “the last tour by Velvet Revolver.” Sorum then posted this on his blog the next day (errant spelling, caps, and punctuation faithfully reproduced):

    So last night was interesting. Had a little band turmoil on stage as you probably all could tell. Being in a band is a lot like being in a relationship. Sometimes you just don’t get along. I guess there has been more turmoil lately I guess with the cancellations and all….It has been frustrating I am not going to lie. My career and life in Rock n Roll has come with its ups and downs. Unfortunatly some people in this business don’t realize how great of a life they have. Touring the world, meeting great people and fans all over the world. And just playing music for a living. I feel truly blessed. But sometimes the road can be draining for some, being away from home and family does grind on you sometimes. With all the traveling and different beds. Personally I Love this Shit and sometimes can’t believe I am so lucky to still be doing what I do for a living….Everybody could see who was unhappy lastnight but all I can say is Let’s keep the Rock alive people!!!! In this life u just pick up and keep moving. And don’t ever let anybody stand in your way. The TRUTH Rock On!!!!!!

    Now, this is not exactly a deep-seated, side-swiping, psychoanalytic dig at Weiland, whose overreaction seems to indicate it was all that and more. He says to the mighty Blabbermouth:

    Well, first of all, the state of my family affairs is really none of [Sorum’s] business, since he is too immature to have a real relationship, let alone children. So don’t attempt to stand in a man’s shoes when you haven’t walked his path. Secondly, ‘keeping rock ‘n’ roll alive?’ I’ve made many attempts to remain cordial with the members of VR, but mainly, the likes of you. Funny though — this is your FIRST band, as opposed to being a hired gun. I’ve been making records (now on my ninth), which have sold over 35 million copies worldwide and have maintained a level of professionalism regardless of how many drugs I’ve ingested into my system. I have only cancelled one tour during the entire course of my 16-year run and that was the ‘make-up’ Australia tour. Now, shall I open that can of worms, Matthew? Release the Kraken? Serve… Volley! You cancelled the Aussie tour in the fall because you went to rehab, but I won’t say why… we’ll just let Blabbermouth find out for themselves.

    Dudes, just knock it the fuck off. Velvet Revolver is a good band playing a particularly hard-to-fill brand of niche-y hard rock. Don’t make us start trolling the Internets for old Chinese Democracy tracks.

    [Update from Rolling Stone: Alas, it appears Weiland’s run with VR is done. The band booted him out yesterday (4/1/08), and Weiland responded by essentially telling his former bandmates to pack sand up their ass. At least STP will be touring this summer.]