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2020.10.26 - Stop! Drop & Talk Podcast - Interview with Matt

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Post by Blackstar on Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:55 am



Excerpts transcribed by Blabbermouth:
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During a recent appearance on the "Stop! Drop & Talk" podcast, ormer GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum spoke about his upcoming autobiography, "Double Talkin' Jive: True Rock 'N' Roll Stories From The Drummer Of Guns N' Roses, The Cult, And Velvet Revolver", which will now arrive in April 2021 after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"I named it after a GUNS N' ROSES song, 'Double Talkin' Jive'," Matt said (see video below). "[Then-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist] Izzy Stradlin wrote that song. We played it together — on the ['Use Your Illusion I'] album, me and Izzy tracked that in one take. And the premise of the lyric was based around the kind of pitfalls of the music business and success. There's this undercurrent that's not pretty. And I talk very truthfully about things that I went through, from my perspective.

"I didn't wanna come off jaded," Matt continued. "I have to tell the story the way it went for me, and I hope that people don't take it as I sound jaded or something. I just wanted to be as truthful and honest as possible, from my perspective, if that makes sense.

"I think there's a misconception that maybe, as musicians, we're a bit elitist or privileged, or things are handed to us, and we just automatically appear, and now, all of a sudden, we're famous. So I just look at it, I'm, like, well, yeah, I have a great job. I've got a great life. I'm super grateful for all the things I've been able to do. But in the book, you can see that it was a lot of hard work. It was a lot of bruises along the way. And then, as the career goes and you get successful, stuff happens. There's, of course, the famous drug-and-alcohol shit that is kind of like 'Behind The Music' VH1 — I mean, that all happened to me. You know, the pitfalls of rock and roll stardom and all that shit.

"For me, when I was doing it," referring to the rock-star lifestyle, "and when I was at the height [of GUNS N' ROSES' success], I'm, like, 'If I don't do this now, I'll regret it later.' So I just tried to live my life as I thought I would wanna live it as a kid dreaming to be in a rock and roll band."

https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ex-guns-n-roses-drummer-matt-sorum-on-his-upcoming-autobiography-i-didnt-wanna-come-off-jaded/
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