Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum will release his book ‘Double Talkin’ Jive: True Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N’ Roses, the Cult, and Velvet Revolver’ on April 7, 2020, where he discusses selling drugs after quitting high school. Axl Rose ‘firing’ a big Guns N’ Roses name was just revealed.
The book description states, “Cocaine smuggling, shoot-outs, and never-ending decadent parties: Matt Sorum’s Double Talkin’ Jive could almost be described as the autobiographical equivalent of the film Blow. But rather than becoming a premier drug smugglers, Matt Sorum becomes a world-famous drummer in Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, and the Cult. Sorum drops out of high school to become a drummer, but turns to selling pot to support himself, and later smuggling large quantities of cocaine. When Sorum is given the chance to play in the Cult, he is finally able to make a living as a drummer.
The very next year Slash and Duff Mckagan recruit Matt to join Guns N’ Roses, and with that, Matt’s life is transformed. When Axl Rose starts turning up at the recording studio more and more sporadically, sometimes not at all, Matt recounts in keen detail how he and the band stagger toward their downfall. Matt and his Guns N’ Roses bandmates Slash and Duff form Velvet Revolver with Dave Kushner and Scott Weiland.
When Weiland suddenly leaves the band, Matt steps in as drummer for Motörhead during their US tour, and then starts his own all-star band, Kings of Chaos. During his time as a professional drummer, Matt battles alcohol and coke addictions, but meeting his girlfriend, Ace Harper, helps him manage to go clean. Matt Sorum’s autobiography, written with writer duo Leif Eriksson and Martin Svensson, avoids all the usual rock biography clichés.”
A Guns N’ Roses member turning down a massive tour offer was just detailed. TheMadCapLaughs commented on MyGNRForum.com, “I’d be interested just to read if he talks about 1994-1997. Slash and Duff wrote about that period briefly in their books, but each of them had one foot firmly out the door during that time, so we did not get a lot of details. Sorum actually spent a good bit of time jamming with Dizzy and Paul Tobias during that time. He probably has some cool stories to tell.”
Tom2112 said, “He spoke a bit about that time before and basically said it was hazy because he was off the rails in ‘Hollywood lifestyle.’ I’m sure he could talk about a few things, but I think we can safely say this will be a Axl Rose burial when it comes to anything related to GNR; and if that was his experience then of course he should write it. Pity we didn’t get one final YCBM or November Rain performance with him and Axl though… even after that brief blurb you can count Matt out of any future involvement.”