Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Drummer STEVEN ADLER: 'I Want To Start Afresh And Become Relevant Again'

November 28, 2012

goJimmygo recently conducted an interview with former GUNS N' ROSES and current ADLER drummer Steven Adler. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

goJimmygo: What started this new project?

Steven Adler: I was doing ADLER'S APPETITE playing the GN'R songs and I just felt that it was time to be relevant again. All of my friends are out there playing music and touring and I want to be a part of that. I had so many different trials and tribulations with the drugs and with the people and family. For this project, I decided to just let everybody go and start fresh. I did a lot of work on myself; my heart and my brain. It took a lot of healing. I had so much help from my guitar player, Lonny Paul. He got me back into shape; picking me up every morning and going to work out at the gym in his house. He really pushed me. Lonny also did much of the leg work for this project. I'm just glad that whatever I did was the right thing to bring these people into my life. I feel so blessed.

goJimmygo: What was it like working with Slash again?

Steven Adler: It was wonderful. Just to have him be proud enough and believe in me enough again after all of the things that have happened. I have to prove myself every second of every day and it got to where I've proved myself enough for Slash to be happy and want to be a part of this record. It feels great that we have such a history together. I really care about what he thinks and feels about me.

goJimmygo: How was your experience being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

Steven Adler: It was the experience of my life and the best way to end that chapter of my life. It would have been cool if the whole band was there but that's when I realized that it will never happen. There was always a part of me in my heart and soul that had a little belief, but after that, it would never happen. Let me tell you though, it was relief! It was a pain in the ass just wondering and worrying. I'm just glad that I got to work with those guys and that I was a part of the GN'R legacy.

goJimmygo: So [ADLER's debut album] "Back From The Dead" is a fresh start?

Steven Adler: Every musician, their goal in life is to play music that people love and I've accomplished my goal. I was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and left that chapter of my life and those people in the past. Good and bad, I've loved and am thankful for that chapter. I'm thankful that I survived that chapter and am able to have a second chapter. I want to start afresh and become relevant again.

Read the entire interview from goJimmygo.

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