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Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum Remembers Scott Weiland

12/08/2015
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(Classic Rock) Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum is glad he settled his differences with Scott Weiland before his death last week. And even though the band's 2008 split with the frontman was acrimonious, the drummer regards their five years together as the highlight of his career.

Weiland's body was discovered on his tour bus on December 3, shortly before his band The Wildabouts were to perform in Minnesota. Bassist Tommy Black was later arrested for drugs possession after cocaine was found near the body.

Sorum tells SiriusXM: "Duff McKagan called me at about 7.30 - I think we found out pretty close to when things happened. We decided to go have something to eat, just to discuss what we were going to do, and just sort of capture our thoughts.

"I don't know how I felt initially. I can't say I was in shock, but I wasn't expecting it. I felt like Scott was going to be here longer than this. It's like you lived a lot of life together. It was a big chunk of life, as Duff said in the post that he put out for the band."

The drummer describes Weiland as "like a family member you didn't get along with great, but you still loved them." He continues: "I started to reflect on the beginnings of the band, and that's when I started to get emotional. We did great things together. We travelled the world together. Scott made the music come to life." Read more here.

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