Ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum talked about the competition between Metallica and Guns N’ Roses also revealed GN’R frontman Axl Roses’s life purpose during his recent interview with The Desert Sun.

As you probably know, Matt Sorum became Guns N’ Roses’ drummer in 1990 as a replacement for the band’s former drummer Steven Adler. Sorum played on the band’s iconic albums, ‘Use Your Illusion I,’ ‘Use Your Illusion II,’ and ‘The Spaghetti Incident?.’ In 1997, he was fired from the band following an argument with Axl Rose.

In his interview, Sorum recalled when Guns N’ Roses and Metallica were were co-headliners in 1992. Sorum stated that there was great competition between the bands because both Axl Rose and Lars Ulrich tried to prove their supremacy.

Furthermore, Sorum highlighted that Axl Rose intended to rule the world with the help of Guns N’ Roses’ success and popularity. However, he had a powerful opponent, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. The former GN’R drummer unveiled that they even asked Metallica to perform an opening act during the tour.

In Sorum’s words, he said:

Axl’s intention was to rule the world and wasn’t afraid to say it. Then Lars Ulrich came along, and he wanted to rule the world. We were like, ‘You’re going to have to open for us because we rule the world.’ They were very competitive with us.”

Consequently, Matt Sorum drew attention to rivalry between two legendary bands, Metallica and Guns N’ Roses, while he sharing Axl Rose’s real intention throughout his musical career.