Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum will marry longtime girlfriend Adriane ‘Ace’ Harper in Palm Springs, California on October 12, according to The Ada News.
Sorum teamed up with Harper, a singer and professional dancer, in Diamond Baby, a new band that released a debut single, “The Last Rockstar”, in 2011.
Matt first hit the spotlight in 1989 as the touring drummer for The Cult. As the replacement for original drummer Steven Adler, Sorum then joined GNR in 1990, recording and touring the “Use Your Illusion” albums. By ’93, the drummer hooked up with Slash and Gilby Clarke to form Slash’s Snakepit, whose debut was released in ’95.
The original remnants of GNR fell apart when Slash left in ’96, and Sorum, along with bassist Duff McKagan, were gone within the following year.
In 2002, Sorum, McKagan and Slash formed the foundation of Velvet Revolver; the group released two albums before singer Scott Weiland left in 2008 to return to Stone Temple Pilots.
The three former GNR members have recently appeared as part of new supergroup Kings Of Chaos, which also features players from Def Leppard, Deep Purple and others.
Sorum was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of GNR in 2012.