Matt Sorum marries bandmate
Former Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum ties the knot with his favourite singer. Clue: NOT Scott Weiland.
Words: Eric MacKinnon
Former Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum tied the knot with long term girlfriend Adriene ‘Ace’ Harper this weekend at a star studded ceremony in Palm Springs, California.
US Weekly report the event was attended by a who’s who of rock royalty including former GN’R and Velvet Revolver band mates Slash and Duff McKagan, Steven Tyler, Dave Navarro and Juliette Lewis.
The couple have been dating for almost ten years are both members of the band Diamond Baby while Harper is a singer and dancer who has worked with the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Pink in the past.
Sorum was originally a member of Y Kant Tori Read, Tori Amos’s 80s synth pop band before coming to the attention of rock fans as new drummer for The Cult on their Sonic Temple tour of 1989. He joined Guns N’ Roses when original drummer Steven Adler was infamously fired in 1990 and toured extensively with Guns throughout the early 90s before cutting ties alongside McKagan and Slash in 1996.
In 2002 the trio reunited for a new project when Velvet Revolver was born but after six years the band parted ways with frontman Scott Weiland – who they have yet to replace despite insisting the band are not finished.
Sorum was inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame last year alongside his Guns N’ Roses band mates.