Matt Sorum Says Guns N’ Roses Played Better When They Were Late

“Better late than never” really does apply to Guns N’ Roses, according to drummer Matt Sorum.

Talking with Billboard, Sorum explained that the band’s notoriously late start times actually benefitted their performances.

“When I talk about being backstage, and we’re two hours late and I’m frustrated, once we got up there, it was just all-out rock ’n’ roll,” Sorum said.

“The crowd was fired up because they were angry that we were late,” Sorum explained further. “But once we got out there, some nights were just absolutely on fire.”

Have you ever left a show because a band was so late? Do you think bands starting late can add to their performance?