MUSICIAN / ACTOR / COMPOSER
Steven Adler is an American musician. He is best known as the former drummer and co-songwriter 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. During the 2000s, Adler was the drummer of the band Adler’s Appetite, and from 2012, he had held the same position in the band Adler.
He appeared on the second and fifth seasons of the reality TV show Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew, as well as on the first season of its spin-off Sober House. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2012 as a member of Guns N’ Roses
In 2010, Adler collaborated with his former Guns N’ Roses band mate Slash on the latter’s self titled debut solo, which was released in April. He appeared on the track “Baby Can’t Drive”, along with Red Hot Chilli Peppersbassist Flea, Alice Cooper. 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“. In 2011, following another relapse, Adler participated in the fifth season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
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. 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
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. 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.”