Matt Sorum Responds To Mike Portnoy Guns N' Roses Criticism

(Classic Rock) Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy got a reply from the horse's mouth when he criticised the performance of Matt Sorum on Guns N' Roses' 1991 hit track November Rain.

Portnoy said via Twitter: "November Rain is an all-time classic song… but why on earth did Matt Sorum play the same exact fill every four bars? 23 times, to be exact!"

Later, Sorum responded: "That fill was Axl's idea as a musical phrase that carried on through the trilogy, Don't Cry and Estranged. Those albums, Use Your Illusion I and II, have sold 20 million combined.

"Remember, kids, drumming isn't all about fancy fills and splash cymbals. Ask Charlie Watts, Ringo and Phil Rudd."

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