|Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum has reportedly signed a deal with Atlanta-based Sixthman Records (distributed through Warner Bros.) for the release of his solo album, "Hollywood Zen". The CD, which has been two years in the making, "is about my ups and downs in Hollywood," Sorum said. "It's very different from [my previous band] THE CULT. Think BOWIE meets IGGY meets LOU REED. . . I would consider it a cross between old school rock and modern bands. I have elements of PRIMAL SCREAM, some techno mixed in, also some tribal stuff. I also have a lot of drums on that. It was the most fun I've had making a drum record. I rented out an analog studio and brought almost all of my drums down there. I was able to have total freedom because it's my record [laughs]." Making a guest appearance on the CD is former QUIET RIOT/HOUSE OF LORDS bassist Chuck Wright, who also rendered all the CD graphic art and layout for the album. Sorum will be up front for the project, singing and playing guitar, and he intends to support the CD with a solo tour.