I worked with Matt and Lanny Cordola developing songs intended for the last Cult release and we ended up doing a solo record for Matt. I also did the CD art and layout package on this one.
Ex-Cult and Guns N' Roses Drummer Releases Solo Project entitled "Hollywood Zen"
ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2003 - Brash Music, today announced that Matt Sorum's new record "Hollywood Zen" will be available on line at www.mattsorum.com Co-produced with Lanny Cordola, and engineered and mixed by Kevin Smith, "Hollywood Zen" has Sorum singing, playing guitar and drums, and features special guest appearances by some of Sorum's musical friends. Also available for sale will be 300 limited edition copies autographed by Sorum.
Featured tracks are "The Blame Game" which includes soaring guitar work by rock legend Slash; and "Sunset Boulevard" an homage to the Hollywood celebrity fame game. "This is a very personal reflection of my life in rock and roll over the past two decades. It chronicles my own experiences with touring, addictions, relationships and my hometown Los Angeles," said Sorum. "This record was a very liberating, cathartic experience."
This project was completed
earlier this year while Matt's new band Velvet Revolver was putting
together their line up of ex-Stone Temple Pilots' frontman Scott Weiland,
ex-Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan, plus David Kushner
of Suicidal Tendencies.