Matt Sorum Talks About Scott Weiland Being “Darker” Than Axl Rose
Guns N’ Roses former Drummer Matt Sorum was recently interviewed on the Josh Adam Meyeres podcast and talked about lead singers disease and what it was like working with singers Axl Rose and Scott Weiland. Sorum is about to release his autobiography titled ‘Double Talkin’ Jive.” He said the following:
story continued below….
“Being in Guns N’ Roses, that was a dangerous rock ‘n’ roll band. You never knew what you’re going to get from Axl Rose, if he’s gonna come out and give you the show he’s gonna give you, you don’t know if that’s going to be good or bad or otherwise.
“It never was bad, don’t get me wrong, when I was in the band. If he was in a bad mood, that was a great show. It was like, you know, all energy went into what we did on stage.
“And there were nights we went up there and we weren’t even talking to each other, but man, we would throw down, because, for rock ‘n’ roll, you would channel that energy into that performance, and you could be pissed off, and I could smack the drums twice as hard or whatever I wanted to do.
“When Axl came with that kind of energy, it was like, ‘Uh-oh, watch out, this is gonna be some hair-raising stuff.’ And there are great attributes about that, and I look back in retrospect, and – why would you want the guy any other way?
“The same thing with Weiland; Scott could come out one night, he’d be like, ‘Whoa, what’s going on?’, and you wanted to kind of go, ‘Dude, can we kind of pull that together?’
“But it just didn’t go that way, and unfortunately, that was a different sort of thing. Scott was being drawn by a different sort of energy, obviously, darker energy. But man, he could be great some nights. He would come out, you’d just be, ‘Oh my god!'”
Cheap Trick At The Budokan Discussed By Matt Sorum
Guns N’ Roses ex-drummer Matt Sorum was recently on Josh Adam Meyeres YouTube Channel to talk about one of the greatest live records of all time Cheap Trick at Budokan. Check out the hour long discussion below and don’t forget to pickup Sorum’s new book titled “Double Talkin’ Jive.” this July!
Matt Sorum Reveals Guns N’ Roses Greatest Gig
The drummer was on there to promote his new autobiography coming out this July titled “Double Talkin’ Jive” named after the Guns N’ Roses song from “Use Your Illusion 1” record.
During the conversation Sorum revealed what he thought was Guns N’ Roses best gig during his time with the band and praised Axl Rose’s performance at the 1992 Freddie Mercury tribute show saying
story continued below…
“Probably one of my greatest experiences was The Freddie Mercury Tribute, which was done at Wembley Stadium [in London, UK, on April 20, 1992], and we were invited to open the show.
“It was us and Metallica, and then Queen came out; you can watch it on YouTube, it’s probably one of the most incredible shows. I mean, backstage was David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Robert Plant, Elton [John]…
“Elton and Axl [Rose] did ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ You’ve gotta watch it; they just crushed.
“I’ve gotta say, that night was just… I remember meeting Elizabeth Taylor – it’s in my book. I drank with Liza Minnelli and George Michael. [Laughs]
“Just, one of those nights that you just will never, ever be able to… It was sort of like being in a dream world. Walking out, going, ‘Wow!’ Wembley Stadium – sold out.
“When I look back at – especially Guns N’ Roses, it’s just sort of a surreal feeling. It’s almost like watching a movie, somebody else’s movie, and you’re in it. It’s just so weird.