Matthew William Sorum, known by his stage name Matt Sorum is an American musician (percussionist, drummer) who was born on the 19th of November, 1960 and is currently 55 years of age. He was born in Venice Beach, California, to an English father and a Norwegian mother. His parent were a middle class working couple who had two children already before Matt. Growing up at their home in California, the children went through a very emotional period after the death of their father in a young age. With the rise of The Beatles in and around the 60s, Ringo Starr was Matt’s idol and he loved to watch Ringo play the drums. Thus he got his inspiration and started to play drums in school. With much interest and dedication, Matt was able to play in not very long time and was also chosen by his school to play in the Mission Viejo Marching Bands drum. Starting to play as a rookie, he gained his first spot in 1975, where he was playing a large drum set and was wearing only his boxers. He even formed a musical band named Prophecy and started playing gigs in small pubs and restaurants in the big city of California. Not a very successful student of his class, he certainly was a hit on the stage. Born and raised in the states, he is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Standing about a 180 cm in height, Matt is 5 feet and 11 inches tall with a very well balanced body. He was very famous for his long blonde hairstyle and his aggressive approach to play the drum, in a way that excited the crowd as well. A handsome young man, he has got tattoos on both his arms and also in parts of his body. A mixed race, he has got green eyes and white hair and from his young days was never seen with too much weight put on his body. During the time when Rock and Roll had just given in to Rock music, he was associated with many successful bands and lived a very different life during the 80s; most of which was focused on drugs and women. Thus, it is difficult to keep records of all women that he had been dating or was in relationship with. There have been many pictures of him and his girlfriends, but not all of them stayed forever. He had been married with wife Kai Sorum, who was an English model from 1978 to 1985, but the wedding was not a hit, unlike his songs and thus the couple got a divorce; and had no children together. There have been rumors regarding the lack of children for Matt, and even speculations of his being a gay have come forward, which is very unlikely to be.
Having played in more than 5 hit bands of his time; Matt has got a massive fan following from around the world. He was associated with bands like Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult, Kings of Chaos, Slash’s Snakepit, Camp Freddy, Neurotic Outsiders and also Circus Diablo. With these hit rock groups, he has made several records and sold out in multi million copies around the world. Besides that, he has toured widely from North America to Asia and has performed live concerts in many memorable places. “When I look back at it now, it just seems like those 35 years went by very fast” he said in an interview. With such fame, he has got massive fan following on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also read his biography in Wikipedia or IMDb and listen to his songs or watch his interviews on YouTube. By 2015, Matt has a net worth of about 10 million US dollars.