Ex-Guns N’ Roses Drummer Covers Tom Petty Classic For Covid Awareness


Ex-Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum has posted his solo remake of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" online. The drummer tackled the 1989 classic in an effort to raise awareness and funds to battle COVID-19.

Sorum posted the video to the track on his social media accounts and wrote:

I made this video in the desert near Pioneertown after speaking with my good friends and partners in Brazil. Brazil is like a second home to me and I traveled there often before the pandemic to work on projects with my company @sthorm.io. Since then we have moved our @viralcure.global project into working on COVID-19 and supporting @hospitalhcfmusp. We started the crowd funding space and raised much needed funds to help with the situation and medical supplies.

Please support if you can. We’re all in this together more than ever. I call this band 'The Matts' as I recorded and sang all the parts myself at Escape with Chad Shlosser recording and mixing. . . except slide by Randy Ray Mitchell. Thank you Kristabri for shooting it and Lucas Snatch for the edit and this video is dedicated to all the doctors and nurses on the front lines at Hospitalhcfmusp that appear in the video.