Matt Sorum is a famous American hard rock drummer. In his career, he performed for various bands, but he is the best known for being a part of the Guns N’ Roses. Also, Sorum played for the Velvet Revolver, which is a great achievement. Music fans love the way he plays, and he is one of the best America’s drummer.
If you are interested in finding out details about Matt’s life and his net worth, then stay tuned and read the article below.
Matt William Sorum was born in California, the United States on 19th November 1960. He grew up with his parents are Joanne and David Sorum.
While he was young, he showed an interest in music, and at the age of 4, he already began to play the drums. Matt found the inspiration for that after watching The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr on The Ed Sullivan Show. He was part of the band Mission Viejo when he was in high school.
From the year 1989 until the year of 2000, Matt was the part of the band The Cult. The hard rock band Guns N’ Roses he joined as the replacement for Steven Adler. With the group, Matt was thriving, and his drumming was heard in The Spaghetti Incident and Use Your Illusion, excluding the Civil War track. Sorum formed the band called Slash’s Snakepit and together with Gilby Clarke and Slash drummed on the first album named It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere.
With Duff McKagan, Matt formed the supergroup Neurotic Outsiders. His cooperation with Guns N’ Roses was ended in 1997 when Axl Rose fired Matt because of the argument with Paul Tobias. In the following year, he released drum videos and showed his techniques. After this, he rejoined band The Cult.
The band Velvet Revolver was made by Sorum and drummers McKagan and Slash. Their first album Contraband showed up in 2014, and they went on the tour together. In 2007 they released one more album called Libertard.
In his career, Matt released a solo album named Hollywood Zen and also drummed in the film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. Also, he had a couple more solo albums. In April 2006 Matt made peace with Guns N’ Roses lead vocalist Axl Rose. Interestingly, in one of the interviews, he said that he was smuggling drugs.
Matt Sorum has 4 Grammy nominations, and together with Velvet Revolver band, he won Grammy for the Best Hard Rock Performance for the song Slither.
Matt got married in 1978 with Kai Sorum, and the couple was married until 1985. They got divorced and didn’t have any children together.
In October 2012 he got married to singer Ace Harper, and they still live in a happy marriage.
Matt Sorum Net Worth 2023
Matt Sorum is talented, and during the time he built a huge fan base. He released 14 albums with various bands and also a couple of solo albums. Thanks to his musical career, Matt’s net worth is $13 million.