Quoted: Matt Sorum on lobbying Congress for arts funding

Yo-Yo Ma, Cristina Pato and Matt Sorum at the Cannon House Office Building Tuesday. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Ovation) Yo-Yo Ma, Cristina Pato and Matt Sorum at the Cannon House Office Building Tuesday. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Ovation)

 

“This is the coolest thing I’ve done since Madison Square Garden, I’ve got to say. Slash is going to be really jealous.”

 

Matt Sorum on Capitol Hill Tuesday, as he began a day of celebrity lobbying with Yo-Yo Ma and the group Americans for the Arts on behalf of NEA and NEH funding. The Guns ‘n’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer and the classical cellist collaborated on a brief musical performance to kick off the day, reports AP.

Last year: New celebrity faces come to Capitol Hill to lobby for arts funding (Alec Baldwin, Melina Kanakaredes, Ben Folds), 4/18/12

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