ARTIST Direct Interview with Matt Sorum

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ARTIST Direct Interview with Matt Sorum

Matt Sorum (of Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver fame) recently sat down with ARTIST Direct to talk about his latest album, Stratosphere.

Something happened to me in the last couple of years where I fell into a place where I felt like I could actually write lyrics and I could be very profound with what I’m saying. It just takes believing in yourself to be able to write something you could actually be proud of.

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Matt Chamberlain Tours with Soundgarden

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Matt Chamberlain Tours with Soundgarden

With Matt Cameron off working with Pearl Jam, Matt Chamberlain is filling in on drums for Soundgarden with their first show in Peru. Chamberlain will be with the band through the end of their current tour in late August.

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Who is the greatest British drummer ever?

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Who is the greatest British drummer ever?

It’s no secret that Britain has provided the world with some of the best drummers to ever sit behind the tubs.  Indeed, the island nation has no shortage of amazing drumming talent.

Music Radar has polled, and the readers have answered and given their top 10 greatest British drummers! Did your favorite make the list?

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Mickey Hart drums with Oculus Rift

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Mickey Hart drums with Oculus Rift

Whether you think Facebook’s acquisition of the virtual reality headset, Oculus Rift, is a good or bad thing, you can’t deny that virtual reality (VR) is here to stay (maybe).

Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead is no stranger to the frontiers of music and science, and he recently strapped on the Oculus Rift VR headset and this is what happened!

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Original Nirvana drummer learns he won’t be in the Hall of Fame by text message

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Original Nirvana drummer learns he won’t be in the Hall of Fame by text message

We can add Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snubs right up there with break ups to the list of things you shouldn’t have to find out by text message.  Chad Channing, Nirvana’s original drummer on their record, Bleach,  discovered by this text to Nirvana’s manager from the Hall of Fame that he won’t be inducted with the band:

“Can you tell whoever looks after Chad Channing that he isn’t being inducted… It is just Dave, Krist and Kurt.”

Ouch.

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