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Matt Sorum Ex GNR Drummer Tight-Lipped on Coachella

1/9/2016 6:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

So who's playing drums when Guns N' Roses reunites at Coachella? Matt Sorum seems a likely candidate, which is why our LAX encounter was so important.

Slash, Duff McKagan, and even Axl Rose have signed on, but no word on the skins.  

Check out the video ... we can't figure out if Matt's in or out.

Matt played drums from 1990 - '97. Frank Ferrer assumed the role in '06, but with former members reuniting, Matt could be the likely choice. 

Guns N' Roses Reuniting At Coachella

12/29/2015 3:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1229-guns-n-roses-axl-GETTY-01Guns N' Roses -- complete with founding members Axl Rose and Slash -- will reunite to headline the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in April 2016 ... this according to several reports.

The plan is for GNR to then go out on tour in the summer of 2016 and to possibly be one of the first acts to play the new Las Vegas Arena.

Axl and Slash haven't played together since a concert in Buenos Aires in 1993.

Guns N' Roses Holy Crap ... Sweet Child O' Mine Is a Rip-Off?!?

5/11/2015 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0511-guns-n-roses-getty-01Prepare to have your mind blown ... the most iconic Guns N' Roses song -- "Sweet Child O' Mine" -- was totally jacked from an Australian soft rock band ... maybe.

An Australian website, Max TV, recently made the comparison, and there's no denying ... the similarity is eerie. Here's the deal ... a group called Australian Crawl recorded and released a hit song called, "Unpublished Critics" in 1981. 'Sweet Child' didn't come out until 1987.

For the record ... Axl Rose, Slash, and Izzy Stradlin have a very detailed story about how they created 'Sweet Child' -- and it doesn't include listening to Aussie top 40 radio.

A member of Australian Crawl has already acknowledged how close the guitar riffs and melodies are -- but says he's cool with it. In other words, this probably won't be a "Blurred Lines" situation.

Still, if you're a GnR fan -- this kinda stings. At least the Guns version is better.

Slash Yes, I Once Drugged My GF's Mom So We Could Bang on the Couch

7/28/2014 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
072814_slash_launchSlash was once so desperate to get laid ... he and a girlfriend drugged her mother, and then had sex right next to her while she slept -- and best of all ... he was 13.

The guitar god made the confession when we asked him about the craziest place he's ever banged ... fully expecting some story about life on the road during the Guns n' Roses heyday.

We definitely were NOT expecting this pubescent/criminal tale.

You've gotta hear Slash explain the whole caper, but the take away? In his words, "There's no ridiculous place [to bone] ... if you can get away with it."

The more you know.

Slash I LOVE Axl... (The Baby)

9/16/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rock-n-roll legend Slash has no love for ex-Guns N' Roses bandmate Axl Rose -- they have a 20-year feud and no one really remembers why -- but he still thinks Axl is a great name for a kid.

Slash -- sans trademark tophat and wearing a backward ballcap -- hit up The Sayers Club in Hollywood last week ... and had nothing but love for Fergie and Josh Duhamel's baby -- who they are rumored to have named after Axl Rose.

"I think it's really cool, I actually talked to [Fergie and Josh] yesterday, " Slash told us. "It's all good ... who am I to judge?"

Guns N' Roses Bassist Creeper Is Stalking My Wife ... Or Daughter ... I Can't Tell

6/27/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The hot wife of Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan is scared for her life and the life of her two teenage daughters, claiming a man has been stalking them all the way from Arizona -- but the weird thing ... it's not clear who the man is really after.

Susan Holmes-McKagan (above with Duff) has just obtained a temporary restraining order against 21-year-old Story Walker Bannister, claiming the Phoenix man showed up at her L.A. home last week while she was traveling with Duff.

According to the docs, Susan's mother was home at the time watching the girls -- one sixteen, the other 13 -- and Bannister demanded to see her "daughter."

Since it was Susan's mother who was speaking to him, it wasn't clear if Bannister was referring to Susan or one of Susan's teenage daughters -- but Susan's account is still really creepy as hell.

According to Susan's mother, Bannister refused to leave the property until he saw who he came to see ... and that it was "destiny" that brought him to the home. According to the docs, Susan's mom called police who hauled Bannister off for a psychological evaluation.

Bannister has since been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the McKagans at all times. A hearing is set for next month to decide whether the stay-away order will be permanent.

Guns N' Roses Drummer Wanna Know the Best Drinking Game Ever?

2/8/2013 3:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Guns N' Roses partied pretty hard in their heyday, so it makes sense they'd know the craziest drinking games -- case in point, something called "Wear the Lamp Shade" as explained to us by former dummer Matt Sorum.

Sorum -- who banged the buckets in GNR for a better part of the 90s -- was walking his dogs in Studio City Wednesday when our photog got him talking about games the band played on the road ... and one in particular was quite simply ... enlightening?

It involves booze (obviously), a hotel room (of course), naked girls (how could it not) and ... (drum roll) ... a lamp shade -- we'll let the video explain the rest.

"Wear the Lamp Shade" ... GNR tested, Brick Tamland approved.

Original Guns N' Roses Members Screw Axl ... We Got a NEW Singer

4/16/2012 9:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

No Axl? No problem.

The other original members of Guns N' Roses -- Slash, Duff and Steven Adler -- didn't let Axl Rose's boycott of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame keep them from performing some of GNR's greatest hits this weekend ... they just used a different singer.

The band hit the stage with Myles Kennedy on lead vocals ... busting out hits like "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Paradise City."

FYI -- Myles was the singer on Slash's solo album ... and also fronts the band Alter Bridge.

A judge already ruled that Axl owns the name Guns N' Roses ... and he still tours under the the GNR banner ... but who DESERVES the title? Axl and his band ... or Slash, Duff, Steven and the replacement?

Guns N' Roses Drummer -- Re-Inking the Situation

4/22/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler was in the mood for even more self-improvement after a successful stint in "Celebrity Rehab" -- stopping by an L.A. tat shop on Tuesday to retouch some old ink.

Our tattoo sources tell TMZ, Adler popped in to T-Man Tattoo with his band to refresh his G'N'R tattoo -- and former UFC champ Chuck Liddell even made a cameo appearance.

So fresh and so clean clean.

I'm a Pepper, You're a Schmuck

11/23/2008 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
In these hard economic times, we will all benefit from a doctor's misdiagnosis of Guns N' Roses.

The honchos at Dr. Pepper made a promise back in March that everyone would get free soda if G'N'R released another album.

It seemed like a good bet, after Axl Rose made false promises for 17 years.

But the day has come, so everyone can now log onto and get a free 20 oz soda. But they're not making it easy -- they'll send you a coupon that will get to you in 4 to 6 weeks. Bastards.

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