A 13-minute video clip of VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum answering questions from students at the McKinley School in Pasadena, California on September 21 can be viewed below.
According to Pasadena Star-News, Sorum was on hand to unveil a new drum set for the school, and to jam with about 50 eager students.
Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit program aimed at filling gaps in public schools where music and arts funding has been obliterated in the economic crunch, brings celebrities like Sorum to schools to encourage the next generation of artists.
"We're one of the leading organizations for free instruments and music programs," said program coordinator Miranda Altman. "What we do is we get kids improvising, writing songs, performing popular music. These visits are a way to get kids excited about it."
After pulling a sheet off the "surprise" drum kit, one of 100 donated by Musician's Friend to LKR programs across the country, Sorum sat down to play "Eleanor Rigby" and "Eye of the Tiger" with the kids.
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Check out photos of the event at this location. More video footage can be found here.