On October 26, Argentinean rock journalist Lucas H. Gordon conducted an interview with former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Steven Adler and Steven’s wife Carolina on the red carpet at an evening of art with Billy Morrison and Joey Feldman benefiting the Rock Against MS foundation at Village Studios in Los Angeles, California. You can watch the chat below.
Asked what he has been up to in recent months, Adler said: “Right now I’m just taking care of myself. I’ve been having these problems with alcohol, and right now I’m just taking care of it. I have a nice program I’m working, and I’m looking forward to having one year [of sobriety]. Right now I’ve got nine months and eighteen days. And then next year I’m gonna start working and getting the band back together… I’m taking care of [my alcohol addiction] — cutting it off at the neck. I’m looking forward to going out and playing again. I have my record, ‘Back From The Dead’ [released under the ADLER band name], which I hope everybody will buy and listen to. And it’s just been very exciting. Having a new life is exciting.”
Little has been heard from ADLER since the band was forced to cancel its summer 2013 tour due to Steven checking into an undisclosed rehabilitation center to continue working on his sobriety.
Adler appeared on season two of on the “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” show and the first season of the spin-off program “Sober House” back in late 2008 and early 2009. Adler then went on to stints in real rehab centers after being ordered to by a judge as part of a DUI bust. He subsequently returned for Season 5 of “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” alongside Michael Lohan, Dwight Gooden and Bai Ling, among others.
“Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House” included footage of Adler being arrested on July 18, 2008 after he showed up at a sober-living home high and in possession of heroin.
Steven Adler was the drummer for GUNS N’ ROSES from 1985 to 1990. He was eventually fired from the band due to his drug addiction, which caused him to spiral down into depression and more drug use.
Steven Adler’s autobiography, “My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N’ Roses”, came out in July 2010. In the book, Adler tells all, fearlessly addressing his struggles with heroin and crack addiction; his financial ruin after being kicked out of GN’R; his shattered marriage; and the severe health problems that nearly claimed his life on several occasions.
ADLER’s debut album, “Back From The Dead”, was released in North America on November 26, 2012 via New Ocean Media.
ADLER is comprised of Adler, frontman Jacob Bunton (LYNAM, MARS ELECTRIC), guitarist Lonny Paul (ADLER’S APPETITE), and bassist Johnny Martin (CHELSEA SMILES).
GUNS N’ ROSES was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2012. Adler, Slash and bassist Duff McKagan attended the ceremony, while Axl and founding guitarist Izzy Stradlin stayed home.