Matt Sorum Says Foo Fighters Lack “Danger”

By Amanda Wicks

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum recently sat down with the Windsor Star to discuss his latest project, Kings of Chaos. Sorum was asked about the the difference between Sebastian Bach and Axl Rose, who he compared to the frontmen of today’s bands.

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“They’re [Axl & Sebastian] both powerhouses,” Sorum said about the two singers. “I think it’s a bit of a lost art form. A lot of the bands that are coming out now, you don’t really hear those kinds of powerful voices…You know, I see bands with lead singers who are really nice. Squeaky clean. And I really don’t feel I’m getting that wild, rock ‘n’ roll sensibility that I want.”

Sorum cites Foo Fighters as an example of what he’s talking about. “I love Dave Grohl, don’t get me wrong. But he’s a drummer who got out front with a guitar,” he said out. “Is there any danger in it? Not really.”

“If you go to a Foo Fighters show, you’re gonna see a band play their set, and everything is gonna go down nice, and he’ll thank the crowd, and everyone’s gonna go home and go ‘Wow, that was a really nice rock ‘n’ roll show,'” he said. “Not everything went perfect in any of the bands I’ve been in, but I know one thing: People on their way home were going ‘Holy —-, what was that?’”

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