.

Guns N' Roses' Matt Sorum's Diamond Baby Releases Star-Studded Video

Clip features Jane Lynch, Juliette Lewis, Lemmy Kilmister, Verne Troyer

July 21, 2011 1:55 PM ET
Jane Lynch and Matt Sorum Diamond Baby video "The Last Rockstar"
Jane Lynch and Matt Sorum on the set of Diamond Baby's video "The Last Rockstar"

Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum has a new band – and it's gotten off to a star-studded start. The band's first video, "The Last Rockstar," features Glee's Jane Lynch, actress Juliette Lewis, Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister and actor Verne Troyer. (Watch below.)

"I called Verne Troyer and Lemmy and Juliette Lewis and Jane Lynch is my next-door neighbor, so I asked her to do it," Sorum says. "She’s so busy, she’s such a huge actress now, but then she said she’d love to do it because she’s never done a rock video or a music video. And when I told her she was going to play my butler, she was cool."

Diamond Baby has recorded a full album, which Sorum calls electro-rock. Sorum says the rest of the album is as visual and elaborate as "The Last Rockstar" and the band plans to use that theatricality in a variety of mediums. "We want to possibly do some graphic novel work and a digital game and all sorts of things we can do with an interesting concept. Visually we want to be very exciting, entertaining, over the top," he says.

Photos: Rock Stars and the Models Who Love Them

Sorum has changed his name in Diamond Baby to Baron Von Storm. "My former name and my former musical background I probably couldn’t do as much. I wanted to kind of dabble in a different music area," he says. "So the rock side of me is the other name – I really felt like more of a Ziggy Stardust kind of character with this."

There is currently no release date for the album, but the band is planning some things for fall, including possible tour dates.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bird on a Wire”

Leonard Cohen | 1969

While living on the Greek island of Hydra, Cohen was battling a lingering depression when his girlfriend handed him a guitar and suggested he play something. After spotting a bird on a telephone wire, Cohen wrote this prayer-like song of guilt. First recorded by Judy Collins, it would be performed numerous times by artists incuding Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge. "I'm always knocked out when I hear my songs covered or used in some situation," Cohen told Rolling Stone. "I've never gotten over the fact that people out there like my music."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com