Video: STEVEN ADLER's Band ADLER Performs GUNS N' ROSES Classics In Peru
July 28, 2015
Fan-filmed video footage of ADLER, the band led by former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, performing on July 23 in Lima, Peru can be seen below.
ADLER is comprised of Adler, frontman Jacob Bunton (LYNAM, MARS ELECTRIC),guitarist Lonny Paul (ADLER'S APPETITE),and bassist Johnny Martin (CHELSEA SMILES).
The band is working on material for its sophomore album for a tentative February 2016 release.
ADLER recently returned to the studio with producer Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN) to record one new track, "Life Ain't Gonna.
Steven, who 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, told the "Fox Rocks" show about ADLER: "[Our debut] album 'Back From The Dead' came out, actually, in November 2012. But because of the addiction problems I had, we were not able to tour the record in 2013. In 2014, I just took the whole year off and focused on my sobriety. I got into an AA program, I have a sponsor, I'm doing the steps. I'm doing the work, basically, and giving a big effort, and it's working out great."
He continued: "It's been such a joy to wake up in the morning. My life [just took] a complete 180[-degree turn]. Life's exciting again. And I love coming down to the studio and playing, even if it's just by myself. Sometimes I get bored, and I go, 'Well, it's time to get out of the house.' And I come out and I come and jam for a couple of hours, and it feels great."
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.
GUNS N' ROSES was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2012. Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and Adler attended the ceremony, while Axl and founding guitarist Izzy Stradlin stayed home.
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