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May 11, 2022

Matt Sorum joined Guns N'Roses in time to play on their 1991 Use Your Illusion albums. At that point they were the biggest rock band in the world, and though Matt had experienced fame before with The Cult, stepping into Guns N’Roses was another level altogether.

Combine the unresolved issues from his childhood with the sex, drugs and rock’n’roll that went hand in hand with being in the world’s most dangerous rock band, and you had a fiery cocktail that took Matt down a very extreme path of excess.

He writes about it all in his new memoir, Double Talkin' Jive. From his upbringing to his move to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune, from his time with Guns N’Roses, The Cult and Velvet Revolver to the lessons he’s learned along the way, there’s a lot to unpack, as he reveals in this episode.