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August 24, 2021

Podcast #383 – Drummer Matt Sorum, Streaming Marketshare, And Oberheim Gets His Trademark Back

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NEWS

  • More people are streaming music than you might have thought
  • The legendary synth developer Tom Oberheim gets his worldwide trademark back and will start making synths again

GUEST

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Matt Sorum held the drum chair for Guns N’ Roses for 7 years, as well as stints with The Cult and Velvet Revolver.

Matt’s reputation as a musician’s musician has placed him squarely at the center of Hollywood’s A-list community of artists, working on projects with legends like Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Billy F Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) and Brian May (Queen).

Quite the entrepreneur as a founder of 6 startup companies, Matt sits on the Global Blockchain Business Council at UCLA, and has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He’s even created his own beer line, appropriately named The Drummer.

Matt’s autobiography, Double Talkin’ Jive: True Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, and Velvet Revolver, is available soon wherever books are sold.

During the interview, we spoke about Matt’s contribution to the Buddy Rich tribute album, getting his first big break, Lemmy and Motorhead stories, his entrepreneurship and charitable causes, his new autobiography, and much more.

On the intro I’ll take a look at the streaming marketshare, and Tom Oberheim gets his worldwide trademark back.



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