MATT SORUM TO AXL ROSE: ‘RENAME GUNS N’ROSES OR GO SOLO’:
April 30, 2009
Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum has blasted Axl Rose for touring under the name Guns N’ Roses, insisting he should follow Sting and Paul McCartney’s leads and rename the group or go solo.
A former Guns N’ Roses drummer, Sorum feels the rock group’s name should only feature on tour tickets and albums when Rose is surrounded by his original members, including his Velvet Revolver bandmates Duff McKagan and Slash.
He tells the Pulse of Radio, “I’m not saying I’m an original member, but I understand the core of the band is Slash and Duff and probably Izzy (Stradlin). This goes back to a Paul McCartney thing. Does he call himself The Beatles? I’m not saying we were as big as The Beatles, but… Does Sting call himself The Police? No. Does Jimmy Page and Robert Plant go out there calling themselves Led Zeppelin? Nope.”