London Town Rocks

Hey Man,
Had a day off today in London. Cruised around all day w Ace Went to Old Bond St. did some shopping. Took the Pic below next to Keith Richards on a new Louis Vuitton ad. Ace wanted to go to TopShop to get some Kate Moss stuff. We don't have that in the states yet, Ace got some good stuff. I bought myself a pair of snakeskin boots. Saw Slash on a double decker bus and had to take a picture Then headed back over to Harvey Nichols for another burger. Back to the hotel then off to see the musical "'Wicked" very cool amazing cast of dancers and singers. Ace being a dancer she loved it. After the musical we hit Nobu for some latenight Sushi. Sitting next to us was Hugh Grant. I like that guy. Off to Germany tomorrow for a gig. Goodbye UK Had A blast Thanks Everybody see u again soon.





Matt n Ace visit the Crazy Pig

Hey Everybody,
Been in London for a few days. Played Brixton Academy two nights and play down in Brighton today. It has been fun, really love London. We love going shopping here. Ace loves all the designers, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen. We cruised down to a place called the Crazy Pig yesterday. It is an amazing jewelry shop that has been around forever. The guy that runs it was the original guy at a place called Great frog where I met him in the late eighties. I went to the shop with the late great Randy Castillo and Zakk Wilde who were in Ozzy's band at the time. I was playing in The Cult and living in London in an area called Swiss Cottage and Ozzy was at my hotel. We got into all shorts of trouble together mainly alot of drinking and rock n roll craziness. Anyway Randy always had the coolest jewelry , Skull rings and awesome wallet chains etc. Crazy pig did the original Keith Richards skull and his bracelet as well. also Ozzy, Ian Astbury, James Hettfeld etc. So in picked up a skull ring for myself and a smaller matching one for Ace. I have had a couple in my lifetime and lost them. This one is marked lucky number 7 inside. A limited edition yearly. So if you skull fans,Keith fans this is the original If you're in London stop by. Its at 38 Short's Garden, Covent Garden area. Also dont forget when you're in LA come by SorumNoce 85681/4 Melrose We have my line of cloths as well as jewelry and photography.
have Fun, Matt



A night out with Pearl and her Band

Hello Friends,
In London now, have 2 gigs here, getting ready to do Kerrang TV. Just thought I would say hi. Had Dinner last night with Pearl and her band at the world famous Nobu sushi bar. awesome place. Yes thats Scott Ian from Anthrax in the photos He is Pearl's other half. They have been together' as long as I have known the guy. They have been opening for us last couple of shows as well as the next few. Had a blast with them. Got caught up on our rock stories with Scott and all around good time.
PS Like taking pictures of my girlfriend can u see why??



Hangin backstage with Mr. Robert Plant

Hey friends,
After the last couple of days, and all the craziness Had a really cool surprise, Robert Plant came into our dressing room and we had a nice sit down with him for a least an hour. Its so weird, even though here I am playing in bands for all these years and meeting so many famous musicians and people. This was really a highlight. What a great guy. Have met him before when I was with the Cult. He came to a show at Manchester Apollo. As well as last time with VR there. Tonight was just cool and more intimate I guess We just shot the shit. A few road stories and he told me he wrote Black Country Woman about a girl that was from the area we were playing in called Wolverhampton. Wow, trivia from the man himself. His son was in the opening band and Dad was playing roadie for the night. The band is called Aura and they were young and rockin. Very blues based alot like Zep. Also on the bill is Scott Ians band with his girl Pearl, another kid of rockstar Meatloaf. Awesome singer and great performer. Cool to hang with Scott , good friend and cool dude. So pretty cool night all in all. Got more good news from LA after getting on the bus on the way back to Birmingham. Mike Inez from Alice in Chains went in my new clothing store and bought one of my leather jackets. Like I said Keepin the Rock alive and very well.
I'll keep u posted my friends, Matt



Glasgow gig

Hey all you great Fans,

So last night was interesting. Had a little band turmoil on stage as you probably all could tell. Being in a band is a lot like being in a relationship. Sometimes you just don't get along. I guess there has been more turmoil lately I guess with the cancellations and all.

It has been frustrating I am not going to lie. My career and life in Rock n Roll has come with its ups and downs. Unfortunatly some people in this business don't realize how great of a life they have. Touring the world, meeting great people and fans all over the world. And just playing music for a living. I feel truly blessed. But sometimes the road can be draining for some, being away from home and family does grind on you sometimes. With all the traveling and different beds. Personally I Love this Shit and sometimes can't believe I am so lucky to still be doing what I do for a living.

Everybody could see who was unhappy lastnight but all I can say is Let's keep the Rock alive people!!!! In this life u just pick up and keep moving. And don't ever let anybody stand in your way. The TRUTH Rock On!!!!!!


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Thanks Manchester, Liverpool n Leeds

Hey Rockers, Having a great time on this UK tour so far Except if I eat anymore Chicken Tiki I am going to burst. Great gigs and fans. Thanks and cheers, Matt Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

duff airport

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Hey all, Just woke up here in Dubai, feelin a little jetlag I guess because its only 4am. Exactly 12hrs ahead of LA time. I should have been asleep while we were onstage lastnight being that it would have been 8am LA time verses 8pm here. All wacky man. But had a cool show, nice to be rockin again. Didn't really rehearse much. I like that though keeps it fresh and exciting for us. Thank God I still have a pretty good memory after all the crazy party times and lifestyle I have had over the years. HaHa Anyway didn't get to see much here have to leave in a couple of hrs for Dublin. It is going to cool to be there again. Have a day off then rehearsal. Keep ya posted. Matt Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

Dubai and New Sorum Noce Store

Hey Everyone, On my way to Dubai. VR is doing a festival there with The Muse which is a band I really like. Really great musicians.

Worked all of Feb getting the new SorumNoce store ready. My partner Max Noce is finishing things up and should be ready to open the doors on May 15th. Once again the address is 8568 1/4 Melrose Ave. LA, CA 90069 Did all the design of the store myself along with my partner Max. Went for a modern Victorian design. Chandeliers with custom made furniture. I am making and selling furniture as well. We will post some pictures on very soon. We also have two great jewelry designers. Pieces of Eight and Archangel. You can go to there sites and check out there stuff as well. And if that isn't enough have beautiful Black and white original photography pieces by the Great Jim Marshall. Famous for his 60s and 70s portraits of great iconic Rockstars like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and The Stones. I have 12 pieces as of now framed and offered for 1800 dollars unframed and 2000 frame. So beautiful I want to keep them all myself.

I will be touring for about three weeks. Hitting Dublin Ireland after Dubai followed by a cool England and Scotland run. I believe we finish up in Amsterdam. Scott is healthy again and ready to rock, so should be back in the saddle starting tomorrow. I am sitting in the Franfurt airport writing this on my Curve which my very bright web guy JJ Set up for me to post from abroad. Also to report had breakfast with Lars Ulrich before jumping on the plane. He is in LA finishing up the new Mettalica record with Rick Rubin. Very excited about that. I heard some and it is going to be sick. Lars is in great shape and I believe they are going to be back on top once again. Anyway think that is all for now. Will try and get some shots from Dubai to post in the next few days. Enjoy, Matt
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