MSL is reporting on GNRTruth that Slash and Duff McKagan lobbied to get former drummer Matt Sorum back in Guns N’ Roses for the band’s 2016 Not In This Lifetime Tour.
“I’m sure he’s bummed that Slash & Duff returned without him, especially since it neuters Kings of Chaos, but at least he’s got himself a prominent side gig and I’m sure he’ll have a blast playing with Alice, Joe & Depp.
Slash & Duff did try hard to get him back into GNR, but I don’t think it would have been reasonable to expect Slash & Duff to make it a deal breaker.
And Axl’s loyalty to those that are loyal to him is very admirable IMO.”
Matt Sorum, who is set to tour this summer with Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry), said he is happy with his current band and is not sulking over his Guns N’ Roses reunion snub.
“I’m in the right band right now if you get my drift. I’m happy to be playing with my heroes,” Sorum told Forbes.
Sorum mentioned that he plans on honoring his Velvet Revolver bandmate Scott Weiland on Hollywood Vampires’ summer tour, which will feature Stone Temple Pilots’ Robert DeLeo on bass.
“We’re adding a David Bowie song, we’re trying to pick which one. We’re gonna add a Lemmy song. All these people, including Scott Weiland, all these great artists, we’re gonna go out and celebrate them and celebrate their lives.”