Matt Sorum Says His Book Will Be 'Juiciest' of the Guns N' Roses Books


Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum says his upcoming memoir will be the "juiciest" of the books written by the band's members.

Sorum revealed that he's been working on his book for a few months and is now working on editing it down from about "a thousand" pages.

"It's going to be the juiciest of the juiciest of the GNR books, for sure," Sorusm told the 2Hours with Matt Pinfield podcast, "plus all the other crap I've done. I'm being really truthful about everything that happened."

But the Velvet Revolver and GNR Use Your Illusion-era drummer says the book isn't being written from a jaded point of view.

"There's a lot of bad shit that went down, but I just want to tell the story straightforward, and I don't want to hold back," he said. "I will edit some things — my wife's got to look at it. (Laughs) I've had such an amazing life, and I go, 'Wow, man. If I don't write it down now, I don't want to forget.'"

Sorum says the book will also dive into his life before GNR. He says he has great stories from his time touring with Metallica as a member of The Cult

He also worked as a drug mule before finally getting jobs as a working drummer. 

"Before I was in a rock band, I was a drug smuggler," he revealed. "I used to smuggle cocaine across borders. I'd fly on airplanes with two kilos strapped around my waist. Most of my deliveries were in Hawaii, because I had a big connection there."

But Sorum says he quit after he felt like he was being followed. Sure enough, the person who took his job got arrested and sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. 

"That would have been me," he added.

Sorum says he would have liked to participate in GNR's Not in This Lifetime tour, but can't really complain since he was in Guns N' Roses "at the height of everything."

Sorum's memoir will join books from other GNR alumnis Slash, Duff McKagan and the band's original drummer Steven Adler.

In a recent interview, Adler asked fans to pray for a "real reunion" of Guns N' Roses including himself and guitarist Izzy Stradlin


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