Matt Sorum is an American hard rock drummer. He has been part of famous bands like Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver. Keep reading to know more about Matt Sorum’s net worth in 2018.
Matt Sorum Early Life
Matt Sorum was born on 19th November 1960 in California. His birth name is Matthew William Sorum. At the age of 4, he started playing the drums after watching The Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr on The Ed Sullivan Show. In his high school, he was part of a band Mission Viejo. His parents are David Sorum and Joanne Sorum.
Matt Sorum Career, Awards & Achievement
From the year 1989-1990 Sorum was a drummer of a rock band ‘The Cult’. Sorum joined the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses as the replacement for Steven Adler. Sorum gained recognition with this band where his drumming can be heard in ‘The Spaghetti Incident’ and both the parts of ‘Use Your Illusion’ excluding the Civil War track. In 1995, Sorum with Gilby Clarke and Slash drummed on their first album ‘It’s Five O’clock Somewhere’ after forming the rock supergroup Slash’s Snakepit.
Sorum also drummed for the 1995 film ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie’. He along with Duff McKagan formed ‘Neurotic Outsiders’ supergroup. In 1997, Guns N’ Roses lead vocalist Axl Rose, fired Sorum over the argument of including Paul Tobias. In 1998, he released his drum instructional videos showcasing his techniques. In 1999, he returned to join ‘The Cult’.
In 1999, Sorum formed a band Velvet Revolver along with Slash and McKagan. Their debut album ‘Contraband’ was released in 2004. After that, they went on a worldwide tour. In 2004 Sorum’s first ever solo album ‘Hollywood Zen’ was released. On July 3, 2007, Velvet Revolver’s second album ‘Libertard’ got released. Sorum and Guns N’ Roses lead vocalist Axl Rose re-established their friendship in April 2006. In an interview, Sorum confessed to smuggling cocaine.
Awards and Achievements
In 2005, Velvet Revolver band which includes Matt Sorum won Grammy at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards for the Best Hard Rock Performance for the song Slither. Matt Sorum also has another 4 Grammy nominations. They are ‘Fall to Pieces (Best Rock Song)’, ‘Contraband (Best Rock Album)’, ‘Live and Let Die (Single) (Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal)’ and ‘Use Your Illusion I (Album) (Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal)’. Sorum was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as Guns N’ Roses member in 2012.
Net Worth of Matt Sorum
Matt Sorum has an estimated net worth of $13 million. He has this net worth due to the number of years he has worked in the music industry. He has also gained much fame and popularity among the audience due to his charisma and talent with the drum and songwriting.
Matt Sorum is one talented drummer and musician. He has a couple of solo albums to his credit and also 14 albums with various bands. Sorum also endorses many drum products in addition to songwriting and drumming. He has a huge fan following on social media.