According to The Pulse of Radio, VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum officially launched his new line of clothing last Wednesday (May 14) in Los Angeles, at the grand opening of his new Sorum Noce boutique. Sorum teamed with fashion designer and longtime friend Max Noce to create a new line of "elegant, innovative" rock-inspired clothing under both their names. More information can be found at SorumNoce.com, where members of VELVET REVOLVER, ALICE IN CHAINS and other groups can be seen modeling some of the Sorum Noce apparel.
Sorum has had a busy couple of weeks between launching his boutique and paying tribute to bandmate Slash at a recent MusiCares benefit. But he also told The Pulse of Radio that the search for a new VELVET REVOLVER singer is moving forward. "It's coming along," he said. "People are sending stuff in. The first time we were looking for a singer it was a little tougher, 'cause people didn't really know what we were doing musically, I guess. So this time it's gotten out of control, especially with the Internet and things like that, we've got just thousands and thousands of people coming at us with, you know, auditions."
VELVET REVOLVER parted ways with vocalist Scott Weiland last month following a European tour. Weiland has now reunited with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.
Sorum is also part of the regular lineup of all-star covers act CAMP FREDDY, who played the third of four May residencies at the Roxy in Los Angeles on Thursday night (May 15). Among the guests that joined the group that evening was SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, who sang three songs. Other guests included RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith and DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell.