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Many rock stars will be the first to tell you of their wild upbringings and the things they had to do for money at an early age. Some of them have some of the wildest stories that you just wouldn’t believe. Former drummer for Guns N’ Roses and The Cult, Matt Sorum recently opened up about what he did for money before his days as an influential rock drummer.
During an interview on the 2 Hours With Matt Pinfield podcast, Matt spoke about how his old profession almost got him 20 years in prison. Here is what he said…
“Before I was in a rock band, I was a drug smuggler. I used to smuggle cocaine across borders,” said Sorum. “I’d fly on airplanes with two kilos strapped around my waist.”
“The last time I smuggled two kilos to Hawaii, I remember thinking I was being followed, and it wasn’t because I was paranoid on cocaine — I really felt that I was being followed. I told the guy that flew this stuff for — I was the mule, and I got, like, a couple grand every time I went — ‘I can’t do this. I’m being followed.’ He’s like, ‘Oh, man, you’re just high.’ I’m like, ‘No, man. I’m not doing it. I’m going back to L.A.’ The guy that took my place got arrested. Twenty years in a federal penitentiary, international drug smuggling. That would have been me.”
You can listen to the full interview here…
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