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Reservoir acquires music rights of ex-Guns N Roses drummer Matt Sorum

By | Published on Wednesday 27 July 2022

Matt Sorum

Reservoir has acquired the existing song and recording catalogues of former Guns N Roses drummer Matt Sorum, as well as his future song rights.

“I am very pleased to enter into this relationship with Reservoir”, says Sorum. “It is gratifying to know how much the Reservoir team appreciates my work. I am honoured to have been in bands that have been such an important part of rock and roll history with catalogues that have stood the test of time”.

“I want to thank the entire Reservoir team for helping to make it happen, particularly [COO] Rell Lafargue and [SVP Finance and Investments] Jonathan Sturges”, he goes on. “I also want to thank my attorney Marvin Katz who represented me in the transaction, as well as fellow drummer and former Atlantic Records President Jerry Greenberg. I am excited about what the future holds as I continue creating new music with Reservoir”.

Following his namecheck there, Lafargue adds: “Matt is one of the most accomplished and celebrated drummers in rock and roll history. He has contributed to some of the all-time best rock songs that will continue to reach and inspire audiences for generations. It is an honour to be bringing his timeless catalogue to Reservoir and continue deepening its value”.

As well as GNR, Sorum has also worked with Velvet Revolver and Slash’s Snakepit, among others. He has also released two solo albums.