Vegas

Hey Friends, Just flying back from Vegas. Had a great couple of days hanging out there with my girlfriend Ace. Lastnight went to see" Love" the Cirque Show at The Mirage Awesome!! The music is all remixed and outakes of John, Paul, George and Ringo's voices are used in the show. The visuals are exceptional. Sound and lighting Excellent. A must see if you get to Vegas. I have had the pleasure of meeting the two remaining living Beatles and was proud and honored. Anyway heading home now working hard on the new Boutique for the SorumNoce store that will open next month at 8568 1/4 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069 Check the site for updates SorumNoce.com

Talk again soon Much Love,
Matt


Sorum Noce Melrose Store Launch

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum has aligned with veteran fashion designer Max Noce to create an elegant, innovative line of rock-inspired couture. The Sorum Noce clothing line will launch in March, with the grand opening of their West Hollywood, CA boutique at 8568 ¼ Melrose Avenue (across from the Urth Caffé) set for mid-April 2008. Sorum Noce can be reached by email at [email protected] and by phone at: (310) 358-0451.

Sorum Noce is the culmination of a 10-year friendship that began when Noce — who already had tenures at Valentino, Ungaro, Karl Lagerfeld and Dolce & Gabbana — started crafting clothes for Sorum, previously the drummer for GUNS N' ROSES and THE CULT. In 2005, Sorum and Noce decided to become business partners.

"I've had the good fortune of being successful in the music business, which is a difficult business," acknowledges Sorum. "So I went into it with an understanding that it might be a challenge. But John Varvatos, who has become a really good friend of mine, gave me the courage to think that it could be done."

For Noce, drawing from his array of experience as a fashion merchandising manager-turned-designer has helped build the Sorum Noce line into something substantial and distinct. The Milan native asserts, "We're bringing old world values and sophistication back to fashion. I like things elegant, English tailored, black and small," Noce says, acknowledging DEPECHE MODE as an influence. "There is nothing oversized or flashy in our line. I really enjoy working with high end cuts of fabric and I pride myself on delivering a quality product, couture with an edge."

Sorum says he's "always been interested in the idea of rock & roll and fashion. I'm really into suits. I was always inspired by the actor Tony Curtis. He always looked impeccable. He was a master of style."

But that's not to say Sorum isn't equally driven by his need to please the rock world. Not only do his VELVET REVOLVER bandmates support the initiative, they can be seen modeling designs on Sorum Noce's official website: www.sorumnoce.com. "Everyone's been really excited by what we've done and can't wait until the boutique opens," says Sorum. "In fact," he continues, "I designed a leather jacket especially for Slash that has this special pocket for his Gitanes cigarettes and his lighter. And he loves it. And we're going to make that available to buy."

Elaborating about Sorum's involvement in the clothing line and store, Noce says: "People might think that Matt is just my business partner, but he has a say in almost everything creatively. As long as I have known him, he has a tremendous eye for style. If he didn't, Sorum Noce wouldn't or couldn't exist. He and I are extremely proud of what we've come up with and we can't wait for the world to see what we've done."
 
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MATT SORUM Prepares To Launch 'Sorum Noce' Clothing Line

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum has aligned with veteran fashion designer Max Noce to create an elegant, innovative line of rock-inspired couture. The Sorum Noce clothing line will launch in March, with the grand opening of their West Hollywood, CA boutique at 8568 ¼ Melrose Avenue (across from the Urth Caffé) set for mid-April 2008. Sorum Noce can be reached by email at [email protected] and by phone at: (310) 358-0451.

Sorum Noce is the culmination of a 10-year friendship that began when Noce — who already had tenures at Valentino, Ungaro, Karl Lagerfeld and Dolce & Gabbana — started crafting clothes for Sorum, previously the drummer for GUNS N' ROSES and THE CULT. In 2005, Sorum and Noce decided to become business partners.

"I've had the good fortune of being successful in the music business, which is a difficult business," acknowledges Sorum. "So I went into it with an understanding that it might be a challenge. But John Varvatos, who has become a really good friend of mine, gave me the courage to think that it could be done."

For Noce, drawing from his array of experience as a fashion merchandising manager-turned-designer has helped build the Sorum Noce line into something substantial and distinct. The Milan native asserts, "We're bringing old world values and sophistication back to fashion. I like things elegant, English tailored, black and small," Noce says, acknowledging DEPECHE MODE as an influence. "There is nothing oversized or flashy in our line. I really enjoy working with high end cuts of fabric and I pride myself on delivering a quality product, couture with an edge."

Sorum says he's "always been interested in the idea of rock & roll and fashion. I'm really into suits. I was always inspired by the actor Tony Curtis. He always looked impeccable. He was a master of style."

But that's not to say Sorum isn't equally driven by his need to please the rock world. Not only do his VELVET REVOLVER bandmates support the initiative, they can be seen modeling designs on Sorum Noce's official website: www.sorumnoce.com. "Everyone's been really excited by what we've done and can't wait until the boutique opens," says Sorum. "In fact," he continues, "I designed a leather jacket especially for Slash that has this special pocket for his Gitanes cigarettes and his lighter. And he loves it. And we're going to make that available to buy."

Elaborating about Sorum's involvement in the clothing line and store, Noce says: "People might think that Matt is just my business partner, but he has a say in almost everything creatively. As long as I have known him, he has a tremendous eye for style. If he didn't, Sorum Noce wouldn't or couldn't exist. He and I are extremely proud of what we've come up with and we can't wait for the world to see what we've done."


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SCOTT WEILAND 'Decided He Needed To Take Care Of Business'

VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum has commented on singer Scott Weiland's decision to enter a rehab facility last week following the band's February 6 performance at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Sorum told Entertainment Weekly magazine that Scott is "doing okay" in treatment. "He checked himself in to rehab," the former GUNS N' ROSES drummer said on Saturday at Clive Davis's pre-Grammy party. "Scott took the initiative to get in there. Nobody forced him, and that's a good thing. You see shows on TV, like 'Intervention', but until you're really ready to get clean and sober, you're going to do what you're going to do. It could have gone the other way, but he decided he needed to take care of business so he's down there taking care of himself."

Weiland was arrested on November 21, 2007 when he crashed his car while driving on an L.A. highway.

He was charged with driving under the influence of drugs with a prior conviction, and with an allegation that he refused a chemical test as required by law.

According to MTV.com, Weiland has been arrested multiple times over the past decade for a variety of drug offenses in California and New York, and has spent time in jail on several occasions. He was arrested in 2003 in Hollywood after a traffic accident and charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, though those charges were eventually dismissed after he successfully completed a drug rehab program and submitted to drug tests.

Although he was supposed to perform with VELVET REVOLVER on January 20 at a party in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival, Weiland was a no-show for the gig. The vocalist's flight to Utah was diverted because of bad weather. The band carried on with the show, inviting audience members and singer Donovan Leitch to pitch in.

Weiland will reunite with his STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bandmates for the first time at the Rock on the Range festival, to be held May 17-18 at Columbus, Ohio's Columbus Crew Stadium.


Detroit News

Rock out with Velvet Revolver

Ursula Watson / The Detroit News

There is something to be said about the exuberance of young talent making music. But there is even more to be said for successful, experienced musicians coming together and jamming for jamming's sake, like super-group Velvet Revolver.

The band consists of guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum of the iconic band Guns N' Roses; guitarist Dave Kushner played with McKagan in the band Load; and lead singer Scott Weiland was the voice of Stone Temple Pilots.

The guys are touring the globe promoting their album "Libertad," and will make a stop Saturday at the Fillmore Detroit. "Libertad," which means "liberty" and "freedom" in Spanish, is the band's sophomore release, following the 2004 Grammy-winning album "Contraband."

McKagan admits that the first album was just about the band coming together to prove a point. "At the time we made the first record there were a lot of nay-sayers," McKagan says by phone. "We made this really loud abrasive record. By the time we got to the second record and tour, we figured out who we are as a band."

With so much star power locked in one supergroup, you have to wonder about the power struggles. But McKagan seems to take that factor in stride.

"Anytime you have strong personalities you will have a clash, but you learn how to get around it," he says. "Like any relationship, you learn that you can't change a person."

You can reach Ursula Watson at (313) 222-2613 or [email protected] detnews.com.