Steven Adler
American rock musician
Steven Adler
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.
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Reuters memo: We’re ready to cover a hostile Trump administration
Yahoo News - 27 days
“The first 12 days of the Trump presidency (yes, that’s all it’s been!) have been memorable for all — and especially challenging for us in the news business,” Reuters editor in chief Steve Adler wrote in a memo to staffers on Tuesday. “We don’t know yet how sharp the Trump administration’s attacks will be over time or to what extent those attacks will be accompanied by legal restrictions on our news-gathering,” Adler continued.
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Axl-led Guns N' Roses perform with Steven Adler for the first time since 1990
LATimes - 8 months
The last time the Axl Rose-led Guns N’ Roses played with original drummer Steven Adler, it did not end well. The band’s 1990 Farm Aid set has gone down in rock history as a bit of a train wreck, and Adler’s supposed poor performance ultimately led to his ouster from the group. Adler was not part...
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Guns N' Roses To Reunite At Coachella 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Guns N' Roses To Reunite At Coachella 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Hell freezes over: Are Slash and Axl Rose reuniting Guns N' Roses for Coachella? - Los Angeles Times
Google News - about 1 year
Los Angeles Times Hell freezes over: Are Slash and Axl Rose reuniting Guns N' Roses for Coachella? Los Angeles Times 1980s press photo for the classic Guns N' Roses lineup (from left): Duff McKagan, Slash, Axl Rose, Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin. 1980s press photo for the classic Guns N' Roses lineup (from left): Duff McKagan, Slash, Axl Rose, Steven Adler and Izzy ... Guns N' Roses' 2016 reunion tour: Will it stop in Texas?Chron.com Flashback: See Jason Aldean's Hard-Hitting Guns N' Roses MedleyRollingStone.com Is Guns N' Roses getting back together for Coachella and a 2016 tour?Mashable CNN -ABC News -New York Daily News -Billboard all 345 news articles »
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America's Oldest Veteran Throws Down For 109th Birthday With Burgers, Milkshakes And Cigars
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
This WWII veteran turned up for his 109th birthday like a total boss. East Austin, Texas, resident Richard Overton is thought to be the oldest living veteran in the U.S., and this past Sunday, he rang in his 109th year with a celebration complete with burgers, milkshakes, cake and cigars. The event was hosted by Overton’s friend and neighbor, Helen Elliot. "He's just the coolest neighbor on the planet,” Elliot told Fox 7 News. “He's so much fun and always has the best stories and he always has a birthday party in his front yard and a couple months ago he said, 'When you going to throw a party in your yard for me?'" So Elliot did just that, rounding up Overton’s family and friends for a birthday bash with the theme Mighty Fine at 109 -- the party was sponsored by Austin-based burger joint, Mighty Fine Burgers. Austin mayor Steve Adler was in attendance, the Washington Post reported, and Overton, whose actual birthday is on May 11, even received a letter from President Obam ...
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Fed's Dudley says June rate hike still in play
Reuters.com - almost 2 years
Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler speaks with New York Fed President Dudley on a host of issues surrounding the U.S. economy and a possible U.S. rate hike this year.
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Drummer Steven Adler snares house in Studio City
LATimes - about 2 years
Steven Adler, who gained fame as part of Guns N’ Roses in the late 1980s, has bought a house in Studio City for $1,337,500.
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Medvedev: Assad needs guarantee over fate
Reuters.com - over 3 years
Nov. 1 - Russian Prime Minister Medvedev talks Syria, spying and Sochi,in an exclusive interview with Reuters Editor-in-Chief, Steve Adler.
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Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler in rehab
Calgary Sun - almost 4 years
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler has checked into rehab.
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Steven Adler on forgiving Axl Rose
CNN - about 4 years
For the past 20 years, a large Guns N' Roses poster advertising the band's first tour of England has been hanging in Steven Adler's living room. "Every time I have to go to the bathroom I have to walk past it," says the former Guns N' Roses drummer. "I'd always see it and say to myself, 'One day we're gonna reunite! We're gonna do it! We're too good of a team not to do this again.'"
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FLASHPOLL: Romney Trumps Obama in Debate, CT Political Insiders Agree
Bethwood Patch - over 4 years
In the immediate aftermath of the first presidential debate, held at the University of Denver Wednesday night and moderated by PBS’ Jim Lehrer, it seems that influential Connecticut Republicans and Democrats agree on one thing: Mitt Romney won the night. In Patch Red Nutmeg and Blue Nutmeg FlashPolls of political influencers from both sides of the aisle taken just after the debate ended, all but one of the respondents said they thought Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, had won the debate. In fact, 12 of 15 Republicans who answered the late-night survey thought Romney had won by “a large margin,” while two of the three Democrats who answered the question thought Romney had won by a slim margin. A lone Democratic respondent thought Obama won by a wide margin. “Mitt Romney appeared confident and presidential,” one Republican surveyed said. “Obama appeared frazzled because it's been years since his prepared statements have been challenged.” In response to the question, ...
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5 Things You Need to Know Today, July 23
Burlington Patch - over 4 years
Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.  Today is Monday, July 23. Here are 5 things you need to know: Chance of rain, otherwise partly sunny: Looks like a mixed bag today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect a slight chance of rain and thunderstorms, some of which could produce heavy rain. Otherwise partly sunny with a high near 88 degrees. Chance of showers and storms tonight with a low around 69. Public meeting: The Burlington Recreation Commission is meeting at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at Burlington High School. Commons fun: The Burlington Recreation Department is hosting "I am not a clown" a fun event featuring balloon twisting and storytelling at 6:30 p.m. on the Town Commons.  Night sky: The Burlington Public Library is hosting the Boston Museum of Science's Night Sky program in two sessions today. The first begin at 1 p.m. and is for children ages 7 ...
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'The One That You Hated'
Access Denied - almost 5 years
In the video for "The One That You Hated" former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler takes on destructive relationships with his new band "The lyrics are about two people that are no good for each other but for whatever reason won't break up" says frontman Jacob Bunton "Maybe it's...
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Adler on Rose: 'I'm done with him'
CNN - almost 5 years
When we spoke to former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler in December he was still hoping that Axl Rose would come to his senses and agree to perform with the group at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Steven Adler
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 51
    He also joined the band for the July 9, 2016 Nashville, Tennessee show at Nissan Stadium, performing the same two songs.
    More Details Hide Details Adler was rumored to take part in the band's surprise April 1 show at the Troubadour, but had back surgery which forced him to pull out. Studio albums Extended Plays Live albums Compilation albums Singles Extended Plays Singles Studio albums Singles With Slash
  • FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 47
    In late October and early November 2012, Adler played on the Kiss Kruise, which sailed from Florida to the Bahamas.
    More Details Hide Details These shows marked the band's first-ever live performances. The following year, Adler's scheduled U.S. tour was postponed when Steven Adler checked into a rehab facility to "continue working on his sobriety." On the July 6, 2016 stop of the Not in This Lifetime... Tour in Cincinnati, Ohio, Adler joined Guns N' Roses to perform two songs, "Out ta Get Me" and "My Michelle", marking his first appearance with the band since his firing in 1990.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He headlined the induction ceremony with fellow inductees Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, as well as former member Gilby Clarke and Slash's collaborator Myles Kennedy. Adler stated that being inducted was "an honor and a dream come true."
  • 2011
    Age 46
    In 2011, Adler formed a new band, simply called Adler, with guitarist Lonny Paul, who had been a member of Adler's Appetite prior to the breakup, and singer-guitarist Jacob Bunton of Lynam and formerly of Mars Electric, with the lineup later rounded out by former L.A. Guns member Johnny Martin on bass.
    More Details Hide Details Steven Adler stated, "I love the music that we're creating! I haven't been this excited about my band since the Guns N' Roses days." The band recorded their debut album in Los Angeles with producers Jeff Pilson and Jay Ruston. Titled Back from the Dead, the album features guest appearances from Slash and John 5, and was released on November 26, 2012, via New Ocean Media. The album's release was preceded by the single "The One That You Hated", which was released on April 10 via iTunes.
    In 2011, following another relapse, Adler participated in the fifth season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
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  • 2010
    Age 45
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared on the track "Baby Can't Drive", along with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Alice Cooper, and Nicole Scherzinger. The song was featured on an expanded edition of the album released by Classic Rock. The following July, Adler's Appetite—consisting of Adler, singer Rick Stitch, guitarists Michael Thomas and Alex Grossi, and bassist Chip Z'nuff—released the single "Alive", in conjunction with the release of Adler's autobiography My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N' Roses. In December, the band released two more singles, entitled "Stardog" and "Fading".
  • 2008
    Age 43
    In 2008, Adler participated in the second season of the reality TV show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
    More Details Hide Details The show's resident medical expert, Dr. Drew Pinsky, regarded Adler as the "problem child" of the group; he described his behavior as "suicidal" and revealed that Adler had to be committed to a psychiatric hospital for two weeks prior to entering rehab. Adler also participated in the first season of the Celebrity Rehab spin-off Sober House. During the show's filming in July, an intoxicated Adler became so aggressive towards his cast mates that he was arrested at the Sober House premises. He was convicted of being under the influence of a controlled substance and sentenced to community service. The following January, he was arrested again for failure to complete his community service in the time frame stipulated by the judge.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 40
    In January 2005, Adler's Appetite—minus Brent Muscat, who had departed the band—released through their official website a self-titled EP, which featured four original songs and the covers "Hollywood" by Thin Lizzy and "Draw the Line" by Aerosmith.
    More Details Hide Details The release was followed by a tour of the US, Europe, Japan, and Argentina. Later that year, the band announced plans to release a full-length album through Shrapnel Records, but it failed to materialize. In July 2007, the group played another show at the Key Club, as part of their tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of Appetite for Destruction, during which they were joined on stage by former Guns N' Roses members Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan. Although Slash was also in attendance, he did not join the band on stage, stating that he did not want to encourage the notion of a Guns N' Roses reunion.
  • 2003
    Age 38
    In September 2003, Adler's Appetite performed a show at the Key Club in Hollywood, where they were joined on stage by Adler's former Guns N' Roses band mates Slash and Izzy Stradlin, for renditions of "Mr. Brownstone", "Paradise City", and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door".
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details With an ever-changing line-up due to members' previous commitments, the band toured the US and Europe throughout 2003 and 2004, playing mostly songs off Guns N' Roses' debut album Appetite for Destruction, as well as material by Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, and Queen.
  • 1998
    Age 33
    In June 1998, Adler joined the newly reformed hard rock band BulletBoys, along with future Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba.
    More Details Hide Details The group recorded an album and announced a US summer tour with Faster Pussycat, Bang Tango and Enuff Z'nuff. However, Adler's return to music was cut short the following September, when he pleaded no contest to two counts of battery stemming from attacks on two other women in separate domestic violence incidents. He was sentenced to a 150-day term in prison and three years' probation, with the condition of undergoing a year of domestic violence counseling and a ban on using illegal drugs.
  • 1996
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace in relation to a domestic violence charge involving a woman with whom he had been living; he was sentenced to four days in jail, three years' probation, and mandatory drug counseling.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 30
    May 5th 1995 Adler was arrested at his home in Calabasas on a felony charge of heroin possession
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  • 1993
    Age 28
    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.
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  • 1991
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He also alleged that the contract he had been made to sign took away his financial interest in the band, stating, "I was told that every time I did heroin, the band would fine me $2,000.... What these contracts actually said was that the band were paying me $2,000 to leave. They were taking my royalties, all my writing credits. They didn't like me any more and just wanted me gone."
  • 1990
    Age 25
    Following his departure from Guns N' Roses, according to Adler, he was set to join AC/DC and relocate to Australia. However, during the MTV Video Music Awards in September 1990, Axl Rose announced Adler's firing onstage and branded him a drug addict, which Adler said caused AC/DC's manager to withdraw their offer.
    More Details Hide Details Adler instead reformed Road Crew with a new line-up, consisting of former Vain members singer Davy Vain, guitarist Jamie Scott, and bassist Ashley Mitchell, along with guitarist Shawn Rorie. They recorded an album and attracted attention from a major label, but due to Adler's persistent drug problems, the group disbanded shortly thereafter. Adler then entered a prolonged, self-imposed exile from the music industry; he later recalled, "I wish I could say that I did a lot of traveling or self-improvement, but all I actually did was sit on the couch and get high—while the TV watched me. It was a very, very hard time."
    When problems in the studio continued, causing recording sessions to abort for several days at a time, Adler was formally fired from Guns N' Roses on July 11, 1990.
    More Details Hide Details He had played his final show with the band on April 7 at Farm Aid IV. Izzy Stradlin, who left the band in November 1991, later stated that replacing Adler with Matt Sorum of The Cult had a big impact on the band's sound. In response to an interviewer's suggestion that the line-up change had turned Guns N' Roses from a rock 'n' roll band into a heavy metal one, Stradlin said, "Yeah, a big musical difference.... songs were written with Steve playing the drums and his sense of swing was the push and pull that give the songs their feel. When that was gone, it was just unbelievable, weird. Nothing worked. I would have preferred to continue with Steve, but we'd had two years off and we couldn't wait any longer."
    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.
    More Details Hide Details However, by the time the band entered the studio to record the song "Civil War", his addiction had become so severe that he was unable to perform. By Adler's own admission, he tried to play the song "20, maybe 30 times." The song's drum track had to be heavily edited just for his bandmates to be able to play along with it.
  • 1989
    Age 24
    Adler was again absent during a performance at the American Music Awards in January 1989; Don Henley filled in for him on drums.
    More Details Hide Details His absence was originally attributed to a case of the flu, but it was later revealed that Adler had been in a drug rehabilitation program at the time. The following October, during a show as opening act for the Rolling Stones, Axl Rose threatened to leave the band if certain members of the band didn't stop "dancing with Mr. Brownstone," a reference to their song of the same name about heroin use. Adler was among those who promised to clean up, but he continued to struggle with his addiction.
  • 1987
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In December, during a tour with Alice Cooper, an intoxicated Adler broke his hand when he punched a streetlight after a barroom brawl; Fred Coury of Cinderella was brought in as his substitute for several shows until he recovered. In November 1988, Guns N' Roses released G N' R Lies, which sold over five million copies in the US alone, despite containing only eight tracks, four of which were included on the previously released EP Live?!*@ Like a Suicide.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 20
    In June 1985, Adler joined Guns N' Roses, which was newly founded by Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, and several members of L.A. Guns.
    More Details Hide Details His former Road Crew band mates Slash and Duff McKagan completed the line-up. They played nightclubs—such as the Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy, and The Troubadour—and opened for larger acts throughout 1985 and 1986. After being scouted by several major record labels, the band signed with Geffen Records in March 1986.
  • 1983
    Age 18
    After his return to Hollywood in 1983, Adler auditioned for Sunset Strip staple London.
    More Details Hide Details When the audition proved unsuccessful, he formed the band Road Crew—named after the Motörhead song "(We Are) The Road Crew"—with his childhood friend Slash. They placed an advertisement in a newspaper looking for a bassist, and received a response from Duff McKagan. They auditioned a number of singers, including one-time Black Flag vocalist Ron Reyes, and worked on material that included the main riff of what would become the Guns N' Roses song "Rocket Queen." Slash disbanded the group the following year due to their inability to find an adequate lead vocalist, as well as Adler's laziness compared to himself and McKagan. Adler then briefly joined a local band known as Hollywood Rose, which featured singer Axl Rose and guitarist Izzy Stradlin.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Age 0
    Born on January 22, 1965.
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