Matt Sorum Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Matt Sorum Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 79 kg
Date of Birth November 19, 1960
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Spouse Adriane “Ace” Harper

Matt Sorum is an American drummer, songwriter, and singer who is best known as the former drummer of the rock band Guns N’ Roses and as a co-founding member of the hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver. He is a former member of the British rock band The Cult, the American synthpop band Y Kant Tori Read, and has founded and toured around the world with the American hard rock supergroup Kings of Chaos. He has also released 2 solo studio albums titled Hollywood Zen (2004) and Stratosphere (2014). In 2015, he joined the supergroup Hollywood Vampires as a drummer. Matt was inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ as a member of Guns N’ Roses in 2012.

Born Name

Matthew William Sorum

Nick Name

Matt The Mercenary, Baron Von Storm

Matt Sorum as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2020
Matt Sorum as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2020 (Matt Sorum / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Mission Viejo, Orange County, California, United States

Residence

California, United States

Nationality

American

Occupation

Drummer, Singer, Songwriter

Matt Sorum as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2019
Matt Sorum as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2019 (Matt Sorum / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – David Sorum
  • Mother – Joanne Sorum
  • Siblings – Daniel J. Sorum (Brother) (d. 2007), Dave Jr. Sorum (Brother), Mark Sorum (Brother), Mike Sorum (Brother)
  • Others – Kermit Burdette Sorum (Paternal Grandfather), Corolla Zelphia Paffrath (Paternal Grandmother), Robert Wallace Winslow (Maternal Grandfather), Josephine Gurnee (Maternal Grandmother)

Genre

Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock, Alternative Rock

Instruments

Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Vocals

Labels

  • Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Geffen Records
  • RCA Records
  • Maverick
  • Warner Records Inc.
  • Brash Records
  • Rok Dok Recordings

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

79 kg or 174 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Matt has dated –

  1. Roxana Shirazi
  2. Kai Benson (1978–1985) – Matt married American model Kai Benson in 1978. The couple got divorced in 1985.
  3. Rachel
  4. Rebecca Budig
  5. Sonia Vassi
  6. Adriane “Ace” Harper (2004-Present) – Matt had first met American singer Adriane “Ace” Harper at a Super Bowl party and the couple began dating soon after, in 2004. They got engaged in December 2011 and were married on October 12, 2013, in Palm Springs, California.
Matt Sorum and Adriane “Ace” Harper, posing in front of The Louvre in Paris in June 2019
Matt Sorum and Adriane “Ace” Harper, posing in front of The Louvre in Paris in June 2019 (Matt Sorum / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of Norwegian, German, Swiss-German, and Czech/Bohemian descent on his father’s side and English, Dutch, and Irish descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Has his chest and both his arms covered in tattoos
  • Often sports a light stubble
  • Sports a Mullett
  • Affable smile

Brand Endorsements

He has endorsed the cymbals produced by Avedis Zildjian Company, a musical instruments manufacturer.

Matt Sorum as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2020
Matt Sorum as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2020 (Matt Sorum / Instagram)

Matt Sorum Facts

  1. He got inspired to play the drums, as a 4-year-old, when he watched The BeatlesRingo Starr perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, an American variety TV show, in 1964.
  2. While he was touring with The Cult in support of their 4th album Sonic Temple (1989), he was noticed by Guns N’ Roses‘ guitarist Slash and on his recommendation, Matt went on to replace the band’s drummer Steven Adler in 1990. He remained with the band till 1997 when he departed after an argument with the band’s lead singer Axl Rose.
  3. He has contributed as a music director for movies such as Soundman (1998), The Last Marshal (1999), Fish in a Barrel (2001), and Now You Know (2002).
  4. Matt has also launched 2 books titled Double Bass Drumming and Power Fills Workout (2012) and Double Talkin’ Jive: True Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N’ Roses,… (2020).

Featured Image by Matt Sorum / Instagram

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