Friday, October 30, 2015

Matt Sorum about Guns N' Roses: "I'm just happy we're all still alive"

Guns N' Roses' Matt Sorum was recently interviewed by Windsor Star, you can read some excerpts below.

About how important ego management is n keeping a band together. Matt responded: "From my experience, I mean it's been a bit of a wild ride. But at the same time, I don't know if I would've wanted it any other way. You know, I see bands with lead singers who are really nice. Squeaky clean. And I really don't feel I'm getting that wild, rock n' roll sensibility that I want."

He continued: "I love Dave Grohl, don't get me wrong. But he's a drummer who got out front with a guitar. Is there any danger in it? Not really. If you go to a Foo Fighters show, you're gonna see a band play their set, and everything is gonna go down nice, and he'll thank the crowd, and everyone's gonna go home and go, 'Wow, that was a really nice rock n' roll show.'

"Not everything went perfect in any of the bands I've been in, but I know one thing: People on their way home were going, 'Holy shit, what was that?'"

About his time with Guns N' Roses, Matt said: "Aw, man. The whole thing was a big blur. I always tell people, my Guns N' Roses experience was like watching somebody else's movie. If I was to make that movie myself and watch it I still wouldn't believe it. Was I really there? Or was it some sort of warped dream? The whole thing was surreal."

He continued: "I felt like I really had no control where I was going. I was being taken on this adventure. It was scary at times. Super highs, super lows. I look at all of that, and I'm just happy we're all still alive."

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