Matt Sorum Claims He Wrote Velvet Revolver’s “Set Me Free”
Former Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum revealed recently on the ‘Appetite for Distortion Podcast’ that he came up with the guitar riff for Velvet Revolver’s 2003 song ‘Set Me Free’ that was featured in Ang Lee’s version of the Hulk. Sorum said the following
“I didn’t come up with chords and stuff for any GNR stuff. But Velvet Revolver came around, I started writing more. I wrote the riff for a song called ‘Set Me Free’ on the first album, that was my riff. I remember playing that for Slash and him kinda looking at me and going, ‘Oh! That’s pretty good!’ That really opened up my songwriting. The fact that I had acknowledgement from this great guitarist.”
Listen to the full interview here
Axl Rose Attacks Police Officer Behavior
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose once again took to social media to weigh in on the whole debate over police brutality. Check out his tweet below and an explanation on what he was referring to.
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Imo… Vanessa Wilson did the right thing. Enough of Police Union Mouthpieces. #JusticeForElijah
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) July 4, 2020
According to CPR.com Rose was referring to the injury of Elijah McClain who suffered brain damage after being confronted by police, put in a headlock and injected by an EMT with a sedative. This week Aurora’s interim police chief, Vanessa Wilson announced she had fired three officers who took a photo reenacting the tragedy. Of course the police unions who back their members no matter what they do attacked Wilson.
“It’s reprehensible, and that is why they no longer work here.” Wilson said yesterday after announcing she fired all three officers involved in taking the photo.
“They don’t deserve to wear a badge any more,” Wilson said.
An attorney representing tMcClain family compared the joking photo the officers’ took to images of lynchings in which white people posed with the bodies of murdered Black people.
“Taking pictures, just like racists in the Jim Crow South. And that is not acceptable. It was not acceptable then and it is not acceptable now,” said lawyer Mari Newman. “The Aurora Police Department has a long, sordid horrible history of both racism and brutality. That needs to stop today.”
Guns N’ Roses Duff McKagan Discusses the Worst Part Of Being Famous
“Not getting to spend enough time with your family. Easily.”
Pearl Jam Blamed For Fan Deaths 20 Years Ago
20 years ago the Seattle band Pearl Jam would perform at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark and by the end of the night several fans would be killed. Following the incident the band was blamed for the fans deaths. Check out the full story below!
Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister Praises Guns N’ Roses
In a recent appearance on Daniel Sarkissian’s “Rock is Dead?” Documentary, Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French spoke about how Guns N’ Roses were one of the few bands to survive the explosion of grunge saying:
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“The only band that leapfrogged and saved themselves was GUNS N’ ROSES, And my theory is that GUNS N’ ROSES was not perceived as a joke. They came out of L.A., but I think that Axl [Rose], first of all, had a great voice. I think that they were perceived as real, not fake. Like, they were real junkies, not pretend junkies. So there’s an authenticity. It’s all about authenticity, and grunge is all about authenticity. People wanted authenticity, so they got it with grunge. It wiped out the perceived frivolousness of hair metal, which is, ‘Hey, man. Let’s party. Let’s get the girls and drink.’ I think people just got sick of that, and they wanted [something more] authentic.”
The Misfits Would Be Arrested For Grave Robbing in New Orleans
Back in 1982 the members of the Misfits were arrested for grave robbing following a gig in New Orleans. It’s a fascinating story that Rock N’ Roll True Stories checks out on their channel. Check it out below!
Back in 1998 Van Halen released their first album with new singer Gary Cherone, the widely panned ‘Van Halen 3.’ Despite the album’s poor commercial performance and reviews, it didn’t put a damper on the band’s spirit. They were planning on recording a follow-up record with Cherone and got so far as to write music for it. Check out the full story of Van Halen’s ‘lost album’ of the late 90’s from Rock N’ Roll True Stories below!
Guns N’ Roses Star Releases New Song
Guns N’ Roses alum Gilby Clarke has released the title track from his upcoming record ‘The Gospel Truth.” No release date has been announced for the album, but it’s due out sometime this year through Golden Robot Records. Check out the song below!
Van Halen Would Write a Tribute to Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain
Back in 1995, Van Halen would release their final album with singer Sammy Hagar titled ‘Balance.’ The making of the album was difficult as Sammy and guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s relationship was breaking down. One of the song’s written for the album was titled ‘Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do).’ Check out the full story on the song below from Rock N’ Roll True Stories!