Former Guns n’ Roses drummer, Matt Sorum, recently talked about Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and the role that he played in getting him the job with one of the world’s most famous rock band’s of the 1990’s.
Matt Sorum shared the information on his social media channels. The occasion that he did so was Ulrich’s birthday. Sorum had only positive things to say about Metallica’s drummer.
Among other things he recalled the time that the Cult, the legendary goth-rock group inwhich Sorum played drums, opened for Metallica during their 1989 tour. The bands toured together for more than 6 months on that initial leg. The Cult ended up opening more shows for the band during the 1999-2002 period. Sorum adds that fatefully it was Lars Ulrich that shared his contant information with Slash, the guitarist for Gn’R.
Matt Sorum joined Guns n’ Roses in 1989 as a replacement for original drummer Steven Adler. Sorum played on the group’s some of the band’s studio material and, also, was active during their lengthy Use Your Ilusion worldwide tour.
Later, he was involved with members of the classic Guns n’ Roses lineup, Slash and Duff McKagan, in the formation of the supergroup Velvet Revolver.
Guns n’ Roses have been touring with a lineup consisting of original mambers Axl Rose, Slash and McKagan, as well as newer members.