Monday, April 16, 2012

Guns N’ Roses: Matt Sorum refusing media requests on band

The day after the band’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum is closing a chapter on his former group.

As part of series of post-event tweets, Sorum wrote, "From today forward, I will not be commenting on Guns N Roses. Or making any remarks about the future. Thank you to all the fans. The legacy continues without my commentary.”

The drummer added an interesting disclaimer as part of his statement, writing, "I said I wouldn't comment to the press. I will do whatever I choose on my Twitter. Have already been offered 25 press things today and have turned them all down."

Saturday night in Cleveland, Sorum appeared alongside former GNR members Steven Adler, Slash and Duff McKagan in person as new Rock Hall inductees, before being joined by guitarist Gilby Clarke for a performance of three tracks from “Appetite For Destruction.”

Watch video of the GNR Rock Hall performances here.

Beyond that, Sorum’s weekend tweets showed nothing but pleasure at his induction.

"Feel truly blessed today beyond my wildest dreams,” he wrote. "I was a kid that just loved rock and roll and never new I would see this. Honored and emotional to the core.”

"Eternally grateful to Steven Adler for sharing the stage with me. Proud of how far he has come to get to get to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Congrats, my friend. Your music is a piece of rock and roll history.”

"Let's honor the music and its legacy. This is for how great it was to be in a band with a bunch of pirates!!!! AXL!!!!! AXL!!!!! AXL!!!!

See also:

VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses perform at Rock Hall induction
AUDIO: Green Day induct Guns N’ Roses into Rock Hall
Guns N’ Roses top the hennemusic Hot 10 for 3rd week
Guns N’ Roses: Steven Adler calls Axl Rose disrespectful
VIDEO: Former Guns N’ Roses members reunite on stage in Cleveland
Guns N’ Roses: Izzy Stradlin comments on Rock Hall induction
Guns N’ Roses: Duff McKagan writes about Rock Hall induction
VIDEO: Alice Cooper rocks with Slash
VIDEO: Duff McKagan presents Riff Lord award to Slash
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses – Slash talks Rock Hall induction
Guns N’ Roses: Rock Hall responds to Axl Rose’s statement
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses - Steven Adler talks Rock Hall event
Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose declines Rock Hall induction, won’t attend
Guns N’ Roses: Duff McKagan hopes band will play Rock Hall
AUDIO: Former Guns N’ Roses drummer debuts new single
VIDEO: Axl Rose on possibility of Guns N’ Roses reunion tour
Steven Adler rephrases Guns N’ Roses insults
Guns N’ Roses: Rock Hall plaque unveiled
Green Day to induct Guns N’ Roses into Rock Hall
Slash: Axl Rose hates my guts
Guns N’ Roses: Bumblefoot accepts Steven Adler’s apology
Guns N’ Roses: Steven Adler issues apology to Axl Rose and band
Steven Adler: Axl Rose is driving Guns N’ Roses name into the ground
Steven Adler would love to play Rock Hall with Guns N’ Roses
Slash would love to play Rock Hall with Guns N’ Roses