Former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Matt Sorum has laid down the drum tracks on a new song from ex-GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin. The track, titled “‘F.P. Money”, will be released next month. It was recorded and mixed by J.T. Longoria at Brotheryn Studios and it features Sorum on drums, Damon Fox on keyboards, Tony Babylon on bass, Rick Richards on lead guitar and Stradlin on guitar and vocals.
Said Stradlin: “Matt Sorum and I crossed paths earlier this year and both agreed it might be fun to one day throw down a new track and see what we get.”
Stradlin co-founded GUNS N’ ROSES with childhood friend Axl Rose in 1985. He was major contributor to the band’s classic 1987 debut LP “Appetite For Destruction” and the two “Use Your Illusion” albums in 1991, but quit the group that same year. The guitarist has maintained a low profile over the years, resurfacing periodically to make several surprise appearances at GUNS N’ ROSES shows, including during the band’s residency in Las Vegas in 2012.
Stradlin‘s last solo album, 2010’s “Wave Of Heat”, featured a guest appearance by GUNS N’ ROSES bassist Duff McKagan.
Sorum, who replaced Steven Adler in GUNS N’ ROSES, recorded “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II” and “The Spaghetti Incident” (1994). He also supported the group on the “Use Your Illusion” tour and can be heard on GUNS N’ ROSES‘ “Live Era: ’87-’93” (1999) and “Greatest Hits” (2004).
Only Rose, Slash and McKagan from GN’R‘s “Appetite For Destruction”-era lineup took part in the first nine GUNS N’ ROSES comeback shows in April and late June. They were joined by drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and guitarist Richard Fortus. Also appearing with them was second keyboardist Melissa Reese.