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Happy birthday, Matt Sorum

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Matt Sorum

Matt Sorum

Happy birthday, Matt Sorum...
Born Matthew William Sorum on November 19, 1960 in Mission Viejo, California (United States), Matt Sorum is a drummer and percussionist.
In 1988, he was recruited to play on the debut album of Y Kant Tori Read, a synthpop band fronted by a then unknown Tori Amos (with Steve Caton and Brad Cobb).
In the wake of that project, he joined The Cult as their live drummer for the 1989 tour in support of Sonic Temple (Ian Astbury, Billy Duffy, Jamie Stewart and John Webster).
During the tour, Sorum was spotted by Slash and, shortly after, in 1990, Sorum joined Guns N' Roses (Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin, Slash) as Steven Adler's replacement.
Remaining in the band for seven years, Sorum recorded the albums Use Your Illusion I (1991), Use Your Illusion II (1991), and "The Spaghetti Incident?" (1993).
In 1997 he was fired from Guns N' Roses by Axl Rose after defending departed lead guitarist Slash in an argument with Rose and Paul Tobias.
In 2001 Matt joined The Cult once again and featured on their album, Beyond Good And Evil, which he spent most of 2001 touring in support of.
In 2002, Sorum reunited with Slash and McKagan and formed the supergroup Velvet Revolver with former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland and rhythm guitarist Dave Kushner.
They released two studio albums, Contraband (2004) and Libertad (2007)
Matt Sorum released a solo album, Hollywood Zen, in 2004.
In April 2006, nine years after leaving Guns N' Roses, Sorum re-established his friendship with the band's frontman Axl Rose.
In 2012, Sorum was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N' Roses.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Matt Sorum!

Matt Sorum, 2013

Matt Sorum, 2013

Matt Sorum, Kings of Chaos (2013) - credit: Leslie Michele Derrough

Matt Sorum, Kings of Chaos (2013) - credit: Leslie Michele Derrough

[french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Matt Sorum ...
Né Matthew William Sorum le 19 Novembre 1960 à Mission Viejo, en Californie (États-Unis), Matt Sorum est un batteur et percussionniste.
En 1988, il est recruté pour jouer sur le premier album de Y Kant Tori Read, un groupe d'electropop enmené par Tori Amos, alors totalement inconnue (avec Steve Caton et Brad Cobb).
Dans la foulée de ce projet, il rejoint The Cult en 1989 comme batteur sur la tournée promotionnelle de l'album Sonic Temple (lineup: Ian Astbury, Billy Duffy, Jamie Stewart et John Webster).
Durant la tournée, Sorum est repéré par Slash et, peu de temps après, en 1990, il rejoint Guns N 'Roses (Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin, Slash) en remplacement de Steven Adler.
Durant les sept ans pendant lesquels il collabore avec le groupe, Matt Sorum participe aux enregistrement des albums Use Your Illusion I en 1991, Use Your Illusion II en 1991, et "The Spaghetti Incident?" en 1993.
En 1997, il est viré par Axl Rose après avoir pris la défense de Slash dans une dispute qui l'oppose à Rose et Paul Tobias.
En 2001, Matt rejoint une fois de plus The Cult à l'occasion de l'enregistrement de l'album Beyond Good And Evil et de la tournée promotionnelle qui va durer presque toute l'année.
En 2002, Sorum retrouve Slash et McKagan et forme le supergroup Velvet Revolver avec l'ancien chanteur de Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland et le guitariste Dave Kushner.
Ils sortent deux albums studio, Contraband en 2004 et Libertad en 2007.
Matt Sorum sort un album solo, Hollywood Zen, en 2004.
En Avril 2006, neuf ans après avoir quitté Guns N' Roses, Sorum se réconcilie avec le chanteur du groupe Axl Rose.
En 2012, Sorum est intronisé au Rock and Roll Hall of Fame en tant que membre de Guns N' Roses.
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Matt Sorum !]

On April 14, 2012, former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler and Matt Sorum all reunited (but without axl rose) at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, their first year of eligibility.

On April 14, 2012, former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler and Matt Sorum all reunited (but without axl rose) at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, their first year of eligibility.

Matt Sorum at the Hard Rock Cafe official opening at Darling Harbour on December 6, 2011 in Sydney, Australia - credit: Ryan Pierse

Matt Sorum at the Hard Rock Cafe official opening at Darling Harbour on December 6, 2011 in Sydney, Australia - credit: Ryan Pierse

Matt Sorum, 2007

Matt Sorum, 2007

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 5:  Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum (L) and Slash peform at City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award Gala at the Pacific Design Center on October 5, 2006 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 5: Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum (L) and Slash peform at City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award Gala at the Pacific Design Center on October 5, 2006 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Matt Sorum, Velvet Revolver

Matt Sorum, Velvet Revolver

Matt Sorum, Velvet Revolver

Matt Sorum, Velvet Revolver

Matt Sorum, Velvet Revolver

Matt Sorum, Velvet Revolver

Matt Sorum, 1999

Matt Sorum, 1999

Matt Sorum, 80's

Matt Sorum, 80's

Matt Sorum, Guns N' Roses

Matt Sorum, Guns N' Roses

Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan

Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan

Matt Sorum, Guns N' Roses

Matt Sorum, Guns N' Roses

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