Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer STEVEN ADLER has apologised to his replacement Matt Sorum for criticising his percussion skills.
The musician was kicked out of the band in 1989 amid rumours his drug use was hampering his performance, and former The Cult star Sorum was brought in to take over.
Adler recently launched into a bitter rant about Sorum's musical ability in an interview with Ultimate-Guitar.com, telling the website, "His were just half-a**ed, cr**py versions. Nothing personal against the guy, but he's like a goddamn drum machine. He's got no heart; he's got no soul; he's got no feel. And as life and the years have shown obviously I'm not the easiest drummer to replace."
But the rocker is now sorry for his comments and used an appearance on TV talk show Good Day L.A. on Monday (30Aug10) to make amends.
He said, "I need to apologise to Matt Sorum. I'm sorry about what I said in those interviews. The words just came out wrong. I think you're amazing and I love you, man. Sorry about that."