Double Talkin' Jive (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
304
Utgivningsdatum
2022-06-23
Förlag
Rare Bird Books
Medarbetare
Gibbons, Billy F (foreword)
Illustrationer
Color photo insert
Dimensioner
230 x 140 x 30 mm
Vikt
545 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781644282212
Double Talkin' Jive (inbunden)

Double Talkin' Jive

True Rock 'n' Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N' Roses, The Cult, and Velvet Revolver

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In Double Talkin' Jive legendary drummer Matt Sorum takes music lovers behind the scenes of a remarkable life in rock. Sorum, whose albums have sold tens of millions of copies around the world, provides an honest, engaging account of the highs and lows of superstardom. Sorum recounts his childhood years idolizing Ringo Starr and surviving an abusive stepfather. After leaving high school, Sorum sold pot to get by. Over time, his drug dealing escalated to smuggling large quantities of cocaine, a career that came to a halt following a dramatic shoot-out. Sorum fled his old life and settled in Hollywood, where he'd enjoy a rapid ascension to rock 'n' roll immortality. He caught his big break drumming for The Cult, and only a year later was invited to join Guns N' Roses, with whom he'd record two of rock's most iconic albums: Use Your Illusion I and II. The Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame inductee & Grammy Award winning Sorum opens up with forthright honesty, sharing anecdotes from his time touring the globe, battling drug and alcohol addiction, as well as working with Axl Rose, one of the greatest frontmen in rock, Slash and the rest of the GN'R team. His career with The Cult, Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Motoerhead, the Hollywood Vampires, and Kings of Chaos costars an ensemble of rock royalty, from Billy Idol to Steven Tyler, Billy F Gibbons, and Alice Cooper. Double Talkin' Jive goes beyond the cliches of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, telling the very human story of what it takes to make it in music, and the toll stardom exacts from those who achieve success. Sorum invites fans to revel in the debauchery of the good times, but also paints a stark portrait of life after the party. Music fans of any generation will find value in the pages of this evocative, thoughtful, and candid autobiography.
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"Matt is a true journeyman drummer who's got the chops and the showmanship to have a great career with all the ups, downs, and sideways that you would expect from a cat like him, though with his share of surprises he really needed to get his story told. Double Talkin' Jive is his version of what it's like to have 'the best seat in the house' with some of the wildest, hardest rockin' bands to come down the pike." -Joe Perry, Aerosmith "Devotees of the rock groups in which Sorum participated will take to this like catnip." -Library Journal "Double Talkin' Jive is a matter-of-fact, well-written account of one man's rise and lots of his falling through stardom and excess. And most importantly, his survival." -Vintage Rock

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Matt Sorum is a former drummer for Guns N' Roses, with whom he recorded three albums. He was also a member of the supergroups Velvet Revolver and Hollywood Vampires and is currently in Kings of Chaos and Billy F Gibbons' "Big Bad Blues" tour. He also used to be in the Cult, Slash's Snakepit, and Neurotic Outsiders. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, released two solo albums, and won several awards, including a Grammy. Leif Erickson and Martin Svensson cowrote Samantha Fox's Forever.