Rock drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER, THE CULT) is selling personalized VELVET REVOLVER drum sticks for $75 via his official web site.
Zildjian Matt Sorum Velvet Revolver Drumsticks are the preferred sticks of the volcanic VELVET REVOLVER drummer.
Each stick features oversized proportions for excellent durability and sound projection. The barrel shaped tip offers full tone and great attack. U.S. select hickory. L – 16-1/2″. 3/5″ diameter.
The autograph will be made out to the first name of the person the sticks are being shipped to. If you’d like to use another name (one name only) please specify the name you’d like to use.
VELVET REVOLVER reunited with singer Scott Weiland for a one-off performance at the January 12 “Love You Madly: A Concert For John O’Brien” at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California. The band played a four-song set — including a cover version of the PINK FLOYD classic “Wish You Were Here” — at the event, which paid tribute to award-winning ASCAP composer John O’Brien, who was found dead in his Chicago hotel room last August.
Sorum achieved fame with GUNS N’ ROSES, where he replaced Steven Adler in the band, who was fired because of drug addiction. While with the Los Angeles-based hard rock group (1990-1997), Sorum recorded the highly successful albums “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II” (both 1991) and “The Spaghetti Incident” (1994). He also supported the group on the “Use Your Illusion” tour and can be heard on GUNS N’ ROSES‘ “Live Era: ’87-’93” (1999) and “Greatest Hits” (2004). Starting out as a season musician in Los Angeles in the 1980s, Sorum had his first taste with success as part of THE CULT in 1989. A decade later, after being fired from GUNS N’ ROSES, he was reunited with the group and played the drums for their 2001 album “Beyond Good And Evil”. Currently, Sorum is the drummer of VELVET REVOLVER, a group he founded in 2002 with former GUNS N’ ROSES band members Slash and Duff McKagan. The band has released two albums, “Contraband” (2004) and “Libertad” (2007). On his own, Sorum released a solo debut in 2003 called “Hollywood Zen”.