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Matt Sorum Net Worth

Matt Sorum Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Matt Sorum net worth is
$10 Million

Matt Sorum Wiki Biography

Matthew William Sorum was born on the 19th February 1960, in Mission Viejo, California USA, and is a musician – drummer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer, best known as a former member of bands Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, and The Cult. Sorum’s career started in 1975.

Have you ever wondered how rich Matt Sorum is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Matt Sorum’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a musician. In addition to playing the drums with highly popular bands, Sorum has worked as a producer on various projects which have also improved his wealth.

Matt Sorum Net Worth $10 Million

Matt Sorum was born into an English-Norwegian family and developed an interest towards drums after seeing Ringo Starr with the Beatles playing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964. He later played drums in Mission Viejo Marching Bands, and had his first gig with the band called Prophecy in 1975. His trademark outfit of “Union Flag” shorts and nothing else than that has followed him since early in his career, and during many gigs with Prophecy.

The band played from high schools to concerts and all the way to Hollywood, where Stephen Douglas, a local songwriter, offered Sorum an opportunity to join his band, Chateau. Sorum accepted and produced four songs before leaving to play in numerous Hollywood bands including Population Five and performing in bars and nightclubs. In 1988, Tori Amos recruited him to join his newly formed band called Y Kant Tori Read on its debut album. Soon after, Sorum served as The Cult drummer during their live tour in support of Sonic Temple in 1989.

On the live tour with The Cult, Sorum was noticed by none other than Slash from Guns N’ Roses, and only a couple of months later, he was hired as the new Guns’ drummer, replacing Steven Adler in 1990. Sorum took part in three Guns N’ Roses albums – The “Use Your Illusion I” (1990), a Grammy-nominated album that achieved 7x Platinum status and reached the No.2 position on both Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart. Then, they released “Use Your Illusion II” (1991) that topped both Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart, and also achieved 7x Platinum status, which certainly increased Matt`s net worth. In 1993, Sorum participated in his last album with Guns N’ Roses, but “The Spaghetti Incident” wasn’t as successful as its predecessors.

Sorum was fired from the band after an altercation with front man Axl Rose in 1997, but nine years later, they re-established their friendship. In 2002, Sorum joined Slash, Duff McKagan, Dave Kushner, and Scott Weiland in forming the superband called Velvet Revolver; they recorded two studio albums: “Contraband” in 2004 and “Libertad” in 2007, and had massive commercial success, topping the Billboard 200 chart and achieving double platinum status, winning the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in the process. However, their second album “Libertad” failed to repeat their success and they disbanded a year after, in 2008.

Matt Sorum has collaborated with numerous bands and musicians such as Motorhead in 2009 and Hollywood Vampires in 2015, with whom he played most recently during their February 2016 Grammy Award Performance.

Sorum has also released two solo albums: “Hollywood Zen” in 2004 and “Stratosphere” in 2014, but they weren’t as popular as his earlier work.

In 2012, Matt was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.

Regarding his personal life, Matt Sorum married singer Ace Harper in 2013, however there are no further details about their marriage.

Full NameMatt Sorum
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 19, 1960
Place Of BirthMission Viejo, California, United States
Height1.8 m
ProfessionActor, Film Score Composer, Singer-songwriter, Drummer, Percussionist, Musician, Songwriter
SpouseAce Harper m. 2013, Kai Sorum m. 1978–1985
ParentsJoanne Sorum, David Sorum, November Rain, Don't Cry, Knockin' on Heaven's Door
SiblingsDaniel J. Sorum
NicknamesSorum, Matt , Matt William Sorum , Matthew William Sorum , The Cult , Velvet Revolver , Camp Freddy , Guns N' Roses
Record LabelsGeffen Records, RCA Records, Atlantic Records, RCA, Maverick Records, Warner Bros. Records
Music GroupsGuns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Kings of Chaos
MoviesMatt Sorum
1Has released two songs and two videos with his new band Velvet Revolver and is now is the studio recording with them. [August 2003]
2Played drums for Tori Amos in "Y Can't Tori Read?"
3Was drummer of hard rock band The Cult from spring of 1989 to summer of 1990, before joining Guns N' Roses later in 1990. Returned to The Cult in 1999 after being fired from Guns N' Roses.
4Was part of Guns N' Roses member Slash's Slash's Snakepit for their 1995 album "It's Five O'clock Somewhere".
5Fired by Axl Rose from Guns N' Roses in 1996.
6Replaced Steven Adler in 1990 as drummer for Guns N' Roses.


Supreme Champion2010producer: "Break", "Down", "Iggy Pop" / writer: "Break", "Down", "Iggy Pop"
Live from Studio Five2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rage2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: "Slither"
CSI: NY2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Desperation2006TV Movie writer: "Fall To Pieces" - uncredited
Fantastic Four2005/Iwriter: "Come On, Come In"
xXx: State of the Union2005writer: "Dirty Little Thing"
Mr 30002004performer: "Rock Hip Hop Cue 6" / writer: "Rock Hip Hop Cue 6"
The Italian Job2003performer: "Money"
Now You Know2002performer: "Blame Game" / writer: "Blame Game"


Epic School Battle2012Short
Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp2011TV SeriesCounselor
Bitter End1993
Guns N' Roses-Live in Paris1992TV Movie


The Sea2014Video short
Pauly Shore Is Dead2003
Now You Know2002
Fish in a Barrel2001
The Last Marshal1999

Music Department

Me and Will1999composer: additional music / musician: percussion
The Last Marshal1999music supervisor
Dogtown1997composer: additional music


Epic School Battle2012Short executive producer
Sunset Strip2012Documentary executive producer


The Sea2014Video short


A Beginner's Guide to Saving the World2015Documentary filmingHimself
Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Presented by Orange Amplification2014TV MovieHimself
Slash: Raised on the Sunset Strip2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back2014DocumentaryHimself
The Sea2014Video shortHimself
Skum Rocks!2013DocumentaryHimself
Sunset Strip2012DocumentaryHimself
M-ON! Monthly Icon: L'Arc-en-Ciel2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Thalians 55th Anniversary Gala2012VideoHimself
AKA Private2011DocumentaryHimself
Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp2011TV SeriesHimself - Counselor
That Metal Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
What The2011TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Video Killed the Radio Star2010TV Series documentaryHimself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV SeriesHimself
The Heart Is a Drum Machine2009DocumentaryHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself
Arbor Live!2009TV SeriesHimself
Tierra Roja, Sangre Roja2007Video shortHimself
Velvet Revolver: Live from the 9:30 Club2007VideoHimself
Guns N' Roses: The Story2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2006TV SeriesHimself / Themselves - Musical Guest
Likehell: The Movie2005VideoHimself
Velvet Revolver: Live in Houston2005Himself
VH1 Big in 042004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Drums: Velvet Revolver
Behind the Music2002-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops2004TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Howard Stern2004TV Series
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV SeriesHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Inside Out2004TV Series documentary
The Cult: Music Without Fear2002VideoHimself - Drums, Background Vocals
Pure Cult: The Videosingles2001VideoHimself, drummer in the videos: Fire Woman, Sweet Soul Sister, Edie (Ciao Baby) (as The Cult)
Cult Live at Summer Sonic Festival 20012001TV MovieHimself - Drummer
The Making of 'Days of Avalon'2001Video documentary shortHimself
Top Ten2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Cult: Live at Obras '002000TV MovieHimself; drummer
Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Videos1998VideoHimself - Drums
Guns N' Roses: The Photographic History1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Guns N' Roses: Estranged - Part IV of the Trilogy!!!1994Video documentaryHimself
Guns N' Roses: Makin' F@*!ing Videos Part I - Don't Cry1993Video documentaryHimself
Guns N' Roses: Makin' F@*!ing Videos Part II - November Rain1993Video documentaryHimself
Pure Cult: Music for Rockers, Ravers, Lovers and Sinners1993VideoHimself; drummer
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion I1992Video documentaryHimself (Drummer) (as Guns N' Roses)
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II1992Video documentaryHimself (Drummer) (as Guns N' Roses)
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself - Guns N' Roses Drummer
Sonic Ceremony: The Videosingles1992Video shortHimself, drummer in Sweet Soul Sister, Edie (Ciao Baby), and Fire Woman videos (as The Cult)
The Cult: Live at Wembley 19891990TV MovieHimself; drummer (as The Cult)

Archive Footage

Video on Trial2005TV SeriesHimself - Accused
Axl Rose: The Prettiest Star2005Video documentaryHimself
Guns N' Roses: Sex N' Drugs N' Rock N' Roll2003VideoHimself
The Cult: Rarities and PromosVideoHimself
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