Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum recently spoke to The Entertainer Magazine to share important details about this recent autobiography and his ideas about his friend and ZZ Top icon Billy Gibbons’ successful solo album.
As a multitalented person, Matt Sorum has been pursuing a commercially successful career as a musician, producer, entrepreneur, and writer. Recently, Sorum released his autobiography entitled ‘Double Talkin’ Jive: True Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories from the Drummer,’ and the book’s foreword was written by Billy Gibbons.
Gibbons and Sorum have collaborated on different projects as longtime friends and colleagues. For instance, Sorum was the producer of Gibbons’ third solo studio album ‘Hardware’ which was released on June 4, 2021. ‘Hardware’ got very positive reviews from both fans and critics.
During his interview, Matt Sorum drew attention to Gibbons’ album’s success, saying that there was no pressure from a record company or a manager during the record’s composing and recording process. Therefore, it became a fun and comfortable process.
In Sorum’s words, he said:
“The Billy Gibbons record, the whole process was fun. It was just us making a record in the desert. There was really no management; no pressure to do whatever they wanted.“
Therefore, according to Matt Sorum, musicians can have more fun and be more productive during the recording process if there isn’t a company that can insist on working faster by showing Billy Gibbons’ recent album as an example.