Original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler has announced plans for his own Appetite for Destruction 30th anniversary tour with Adler’s Appetite, and he is seeking bookings. Last year Adler said in interviews he was tired of playing in small venues with Adler’s Appetite so he had it on hiatus, and that he only planned to tour again if a big name band hired him. You can view details on how the shows are being marketed in a photo below.
GNR’s other classic era drummer Matt Sorum has revealed that he’s writing a new book, and also opened up about the digital music scene.
In a new interview with Forbes, former GNR drummer Matt Sorum was asked how he feels about streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. “At first, it came off a bit elitist to me,” Sorum admitted, “but [then] [I] [started] to like the idea to get the general public the original WAV forms of the recording. I have Tidal and Spotify on my phone and I love it. [But remember], we spent a lot of time and energy in making a record, then [suddenly] it gets squashed into a digital MP3.
“There’s something about connecting with the music by means of its original format; by holding the record in your hand, and watching it rotate until it played its last tune,” he continued. “It’s a spiritual connection, some might say. You can’t connect with music like that today — you can’t reach for its soul. Today, digitizing music in MP3 format, diminishes its soul. It’s not the same sound.”
Sorum went on to say that GNR and Velvet Revolver “were a little behind” the technological curve, “watching bands like LINKIN PARK, who were digitally savvy. It was a marketing component — you had to either jump on board and get with it, or be left behind as a bit of a dinosaur. [Post GNR], in the early ’90s, [we] still put out vinyl, cassettes, and then CDs came out. When things started to go online with Velvet Revolver, I had suggested the band get up to speed with what [was] happening in the new world.”
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