Matt Sorum was born
November 19th, 1960 in Venice Beach, California. Before he
joined GN'R he was the drummer in `The Cultī. When Steve Adler
was fired from Guns in the summer 1990, Matt became the band's
new drummer. The first consert he did with Guns N' Roses was in
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil... and there was a crowd of 260.000
people. Duff said that: "Matt (Sorum) really did
pull the band back together. He learned 38 tunes in a month, got
them all down perfect."
In 1995 he joined Slash
for the sideproject Slash's Snakepit, he also played some drums
at Gilby Clarke's solorecord, "PawnShop Guitar", (at
following songs; Black, Tijuana Jail, and PawnShop Guitars).
1996, Duff and Matt made
their own sideproject, and together with Steve Jones (Sex
Pistols) and John Taylor (Duran Duran), they started the
punk-rock band Neurotic Outsiders.