From his childhood in Long Beach, California watching Ringo Starr on the Ed Sullivan show to his meteoric rise in the music industry in bands such as The Cult, Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, Double Talkin’ Jive takes readers through Matt Sorum’s entire journey of relationships, decadence and rock n’ roll.
We have all most likely read our fair share of music biographies, but each one has their own story to share and a completely different light to shed on the behind-the-scenes world of music. Double Talkin’ Jive, while of course covering the decadent lifestyle that we all know Guns N’ Roses was known for, is also a very poignant story about personal growth through difficult family relationships, drug and alcohol abuse and finding purpose in life.
Fans have been waiting at least two years for this book to finally make it out to the public, after going through many publishing struggles in the midst of the pandemic. Sorum’s personal stories and anecdotes will not disappoint, and it seems that he doesn’t leave any subject off the table. Highly honest and inspiring story-telling is the backbone of Double Talkin’ Jive.
Straight from his stint with The Cult, right into GNR’s iconic Use Your Illusion saga, and then into one of rock’s most successful “supergroups,” Velvet Revolver, this book covers it all. And if you still aren’t sure that you are ready to grab a copy, maybe this glowing review from Lars Ulrich of Metallica will convince you: “Matt lights up rooms, corridors, clubs, theaters, arenas, and stadiums with the kind of infections rock ‘n’ roll energy that is increasingly becoming obsolete. His dedication to his craft remains virtually peerless, and when the sticks are resting, you’ll have to go a long way to find someone cooler in rock ‘n’ roll. Dive into these shenanigan-saturated pages immediately and find out for yourself!”
Double Talkin’ Jive is available on May 10, 2022.