MATT SORUM Putting Finishing Touches On CHERIE CURRIE's Comeback Album

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum is putting the finishing touches on the new album from Cherie Currie (THE RUNAWAYS), tentatively due next spring. The CD will feature additional contributions from Nick Maybury (PERRY FARRELL, MINK) and Grant Fitzpatrick (MINK) and is described by Sorum as "a very rock and roll record" featuring "great tones in a classic sense." Sorum says, "[We] have 11 tracks [recorded], some overdubs and vocals to do and maybe two more after the New Year. [Then we will] mix, master and get [the album] out to the world." He adds, "[it's] a great rock n' roll record, I must say. Many guests as well to be included."

At the end of August, Sorum and Currie were interviewed by Kade of the Los Angeles radio station 98.7 FM. You can now listen to the chat in three parts below.

Sorum performed with Currie when she supported her former THE RUNAWAYS bandmate Joan Jett and THE BLACKHEARTS on August 11 at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, California as part of this year's Orange County Fair. Joining Sorum in Cherie's backing group were Maybury, Fitzpatrick and Cherie's son, Jake Hayes, on guitar and vocals.

Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below.

A review of the concert is available at

Sorum previously stated about performing THE RUNAWAYS material with Cherie: "Sandy West's drumming was so cool, especially for her age of 16 at the time 'Live in Tokyo' was recorded. The tones of the guitar were awesome, too — very QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, but done in the mid-'70s, of course."

Interview Part 1:

Interview Part 2:

Interview Part 3:


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).