Matt Sorum described Dave Grohl and co's live shows as predictable
Sorum is currently touring with supergroup Kings Of Chaos, which features the likes of Duff McKagan and ex-Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach.
Speaking to Ultimate Classic Rock, Sorum compared Bach to Axl Rose, saying: “They’re both powerhouses. I think it’s a bit of a lost art form.”
He added: “A lot of the bands that are coming out now, you don’t really hear those kinds of powerful voices… You know, I see bands with lead singers who are really nice. Squeaky clean. And I really don’t feel I’m getting that wild, rock ‘n’ roll sensibility that I want.”
Sorum then turned his attention to Foo Fighters: “I love Dave Grohl, don’t get me wrong. But he’s a drummer who got out front with a guitar. Is there any danger in it? Not really.”
He continued: “If you go to a Foo Fighters show, you’re gonna see a band play their set, and everything is gonna go down nice, and he’ll thank the crowd, and everyone’s gonna go home and go ‘Wow, that was a really nice rock ‘n’ roll show’. Not everything went perfect in any of the bands I’ve been in, but I know one thing: People on their way home were going ‘Holy shit, what was that?'”
Sorum recently refused to comment on rumours that Guns N’ Roses’ classic line-up will reform. Slash has also declined to comment when asked about the reports.
Foo Fighters, meanwhile, have launched a new website which features a clock counting down to a mysterious, unexplained event.
Some fans have suggested that a second season of Sonic Highways might be coming, while others have opined that it may be the date that Dave Grohl’s leg cast is removed.