Guns N’ Roses Drummer Shares Journey in new Sound, Sobriety and Success Podcast Episode


Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Matt Sorum, drummer for legendary rock groups Guns N’ Roses

The most recent episode of the podcast Sound, Sobriety & Success, hosted by rock writer Matt Pinfield and featuring Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Matt Sorum, drummer for legendary rock groups Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, and Velvet Revolver, has been made available, according to Benztown + McVay Media Podcast Networks. Sorum talks about his transition from drug smuggler to rock star in the new episode and tells tales of the highs and lows of his professional life, touring, and settling down to start a family. You can now hear Sound, Sobriety & Success at:

In this episode, Sorum discusses the following with Pinfield and his listeners:

  • His early career, how Ringo Starr influenced him to start playing the drums, and meeting his idol
  • In his early years, he played drums for up to 10 bands at once, performing up to five shows a night.
  • Playing alongside other renowned musicians like Scott Weiland, Slash, Axl Rose, and Ian Astbury
  • Velvet Revolver’s sobriety journey and how the band’s demise resulted from their relapse to drinking
  • His adjustment from Hollywood’s bustle to Palm Springs’ tranquility
  • The significance of appreciation
  • How having children motivated him to give up smoking.

Sorum’s tell-all book: Double Talkin’ Jive: True Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, and Velvet Revolver is available now.  

As the host of Westwood One’s rock radio program, “Flashback,” Pinfield, a former MTV host who has been a mainstay in the music industry for 3 decades, can presently be heard on hundreds of radio channels across the country. With some assistance from his friends, Pinfield has been making progress on the road to recovery. Pinfield opens up about his sobriety experience in his motivational podcast Sound, Sobriety & Success and speaks with people from all walks of life who have reached their lowest points and are recovering from addiction.

Sobriety Awareness Month is in September. If you or someone you know is suffering from addiction, MusiCares runs a Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Program that acknowledges the issues particular to music practitioners at any stage of their careers and provides qualified individuals with resources and financial aid for psychotherapy, mentoring, and psychiatric costs, inpatient and outpatient treatment, detox, and sober living costs.

For more information, contact Susan Aksu, Benztown + McVay Media Podcast Networks,