Ex-Guns N’ Roses members Izzy Stradlin, Matt Sorum offer new single
Classic-era Guns N’ Roses members Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum have collaborated on a new song “F.P. Money”. Stradlin gave fans a little taste of the rockin’ bluesy jam on his Twitter (see the video below), and the full track is due later this month.
Turn it up ! pic.twitter.com/SxstNhUYqa
— Izzy Stradlin (@IzzyStradlin999) June 30, 2016
Izzy Stradlin stays busy while Guns N’ Roses reunite
The current Guns N’ Roses reunion does not include Stradlin’s famed rhythm guitar playing or Sorum’s rock solid drumming attack, and is all the poorer for it. Rose-era members Richard Fortus and Frank Ferrer are filling their shoes for the reunion shows.
Stradlin, who opened his Twitter account to inform fans of his lack of participation in the reunion, made a rare statement on the account about the new tune:
“Matt Sorum and I crossed paths earlier this year and both agreed it might be fun to one day throw down a new track and see what we get.”
The track also features keyboardist Damon Fox, bassist Tony Babylon and lead guitarist Rick Richards. “F.P. Money” was cut at Brotheryn Studios with JT Longoria as engineer/mixer and Jason Mariani mastering the final product.
Sorum said on his Facebook he was eager to work again with Stradlin, noting that the guitarist wrote “F.P. Money”:
“It was great to reconnect again and make some Rock N Roll with this great singer, songwriter guitarist and all around cool dude. Music for music’s sake, it was really organic and fun. Hope you take a listen. And Turn it Up!!!”
Stradlin has been busy lately, releasing a solo single Walk’n Song on iTunes last month. He provided a sample of the loose and dirty rocker on his Twitter earlier in the month, which you can see on the video below.
— Izzy Stradlin (@IzzyStradlin999) June 16, 2016
Guns N’ Roses reunion in full swing with US tour
Guns N’ Roses kicked off a 25-date US tour on June 23. The first five dates feature Seattle rockers Alice in Chains, while later shows include Australian retro rock act Wolfmother, Lenny Kravitz, punk rockers Billy Talent and bizarrely, dubstep DJ Skrillex.
English rock ‘n’ rollers The Cult open at four shows, which brings things full circle for the band. Guns N’ Roses opened for the Cult over a two-month North American tour in 1987. Sorum has a history with the Cult as well, as he was playing with the band in 1989 before Slash poached him for Guns N’ Roses.