Posts Tagged ‘Matt Sorum’

1991_GunsNRoses-UseYourIllusionsOn this date in history, Sept. 17, 1991, Guns N’ Roses released Use You Illusion I and Use You Illusion II, its last studio albums to this date featuring original members Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, Slash and Izzy Stradlin (drummer Matt Sorum already had replaced Steven Adler for the recordings). With media outlets recently reporting Slash and Axl are speaking once again, the nonstop chatter of a reunion has picked up yet again. Will it ever happen? It will take millions and millions of dollars and an office building full of attorneys, but, yes, I think it eventually will happen. But first, let’s look back at those classic albums from GNR. (more…)

drivealossofdesireReview by Greg Maki
Reading that all four members of Drive A are under 20 years old and have shared stages with Rise Against, Papa Roach, Anti-Flag, Pennywise and Billy Talent did not fill me with hope. But the moment the title track kicked in at the start of their debut, Loss of Desire, any fears I had were dispelled. The song begins with a bouncy rhythm a la the Queens of the Stone Age hit “No One Knows,” then the real magic happens when singer/guitarist Bruno Mascolo comes in with his Scott Weiland-esque vocals. (more…)

Review by Greg Maki
“We are Velvet Revolver, and we still play muthafuckin’ rock ‘n’ roll!”

Those are the first words out of Scott Weiland’s mouth when he addresses the audience at Velvet Revolver’s live shows, and if you don’t believe him, check out his band’s second album, Libertad. (more…)


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