Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum to become first-time father aged 60

Amy Johnson
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Ace Harper and Matt Sorum attend the 7th Annual Adopt the Arts Benefit Gala at The Wiltern on March 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
Ace Harper and Matt Sorum attend the 7th Annual Adopt the Arts Benefit Gala at The Wiltern on March 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum has announced he is set to become a first-time father aged 60.

The Grammy Award-winning musician and his 36-year-old wife Ace Harper are preparing to welcome a daughter together later in the year, they revealed.

The couple, who tied the knot in 2013, shared with People: "We are beyond elated with God's gift of our baby girl. Of all the beautiful adventures we've been fortunate enough to have in our lives, there is nothing that compares to the joy we feel of finally creating our own family.

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"We're excited to show our child all the wonderful experiences life has to offer."

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In a post to Instagram, Sorum shared that the tot was due in July.

The expectant father was part of the Guns N' Roses line-up from 1990 until 1997.

Sorum also played drums in rock supergroup Velvet Revolver, where he was joined by fellow Guns N' Roses stars Slash and Duff McKagan along with Dave Kushner of Wasted Youth and Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland.

Slash and Matt Sorum as part of Velvet Revolver won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Slash and Matt Sorum as part of Velvet Revolver won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

They were awarded a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2005 for their song Slither. The group's final performance was in 2012, and Weiland died from an overdose in 2015.

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He's also toured with another supergroup, Hollywood Vampires, whose core members are Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Tommy Henriksen.

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