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Matt Sorum Plans Guns N’ Roses Movie

Michael Leonard
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04.18.2012

In an interview with VH1, Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum says he has talked with “a couple of really big people” about writing a screenplay about his former band (and 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees).

“The only problem with that is figuring out how to work out the music situation,” Sorum said. “If there was a film about Guns N’ Roses, the thing about Guns N’ Roses that was different than all the butt rock bands in Hollywood was that it was down and dirty and punk rock and real. As much as anyone wants to say they want to try to lump it in with hair metal, it never was because it was a different kind of energy.

“If you look at rock and roll movies, they’ve never been done right,” he said, citing The Doors and the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line as two of the only exceptions.

Sorum joined Guns in 1990, replacing Steven Adler, and was in GN’R until 1997. He was part of the mammoth Use Your Illusion albums and tours.

The Guns N’ Roses saga continues. Axl Rose has posted an “apology” for not attending the group’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week. In a long address, Rose says: “I would like to apologize to Cleveland, Ohio for not apologizing to them beforehand for not attending [the ceremony] in their city. I think they know how much I genuinely love performing there. Cleveland does in fact Rock!!

“Now that the smoke’s cleared a little, any desperate, misguided attacks have been just that, a pathetic stab at gossip, some lame vindictiveness, the usual entitlement crap, he's obsessed, crazy, volatile, a hater. I once bought a homeless woman a slice of pizza who yelled at me she wanted soup. We got her the soup. You can get your own.”

Is that any clearer? Full Axl Rose statement on Guns N’ Roses official website.

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