Steven Adler

Rock Musician
Born Jan 22, 1965

Steven Adler is an American musician. He is best known as the former drummer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s. Adler was fired from Guns N' Roses over his heroin addiction in 1990, following which he reformed his old band Road Crew and briefly joined BulletBoys, which both proved unsuccessful. Since 2003, Adler has been the drummer and frontman of the band Adler's Appetite.… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on January 22, 1965.


1983 18 Years Old After his return to Hollywood in 1983, Adler auditioned for Sunset Strip staple London. … Read More


1985 20 Years Old In June 1985, Adler joined Guns N' Roses, which was newly founded by Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, and several members of L.A. Guns. … Read More
1987 22 Years Old In July 1987, Guns N' Roses released its debut album, Appetite for Destruction, which to date has sold over 28 million copies worldwide, 18 million of which were in the United States, making it the best-selling debut album of all time in the US. … Read More
1989 24 Years Old Adler was again absent during a performance at the American Music Awards in January 1989; Don Henley filled in for him on drums. … Read More
Adler was briefly fired from the band over his drug use in early 1990, but he was reinstated after signing a contract in which he vowed to stop taking drugs. … Read More
1991 26 Years Old A year after his dismissal, in July 1991, Adler filed a lawsuit against his former Guns N' Roses band mates, contending that he was fired because the opiate-blocking drug he had been taking to aid his detox interfered with his concentration. … Read More
1993 28 Years Old The case was settled out of court in 1993; Adler received a back-payment check of $2,250,000 and was granted 15% of the royalties for everything he recorded prior to his departure.


1995 30 Years Old May 5th 1995 Adler was arrested at his home in Calabasas on a felony charge of heroin possession
1996 31 Years Old In 1996, Adler suffered a stroke and was briefly comatose after taking a particularly potent speedball—a cocktail of heroin and cocaine used intravenously—which caused a temporary paralysis of the left side of his face, resulting in a speech impediment. … Read More
1998 33 Years Old In June 1998, Adler joined the newly reformed hard rock band BulletBoys, along with future Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba. … Read More
2003 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Adler formed the band Suki Jones, later renamed Adler's Appetite, with singer Jizzy Pearl, former Slash's Snakepit guitarist Keri Kelli, Faster Pussycat guitarist Brent Muscat, and former Ratt bassist Robbie Crane. … Read More


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2010 45 Years Old In 2010, Adler collaborated with his former Guns N' Roses band mate Slash on the latter's self-titled debut solo album, which was released in April. … Read More
2011 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, following another relapse, Adler participated in the fifth season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
2012 47 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 14, 2012, Adler was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the classic lineup of Guns N' Roses. … Read More


2016 51 Years Old He also joined the band for the July 9, 2016 Nashville, Tennessee show at Nissan Stadium, performing the same two songs. … Read More
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