STEVEN ADLER: All Of Us Want To Have A GUNS N' ROSES Reunion

Gino Alache of Rockumradio.com conducted an interview with former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler last night (Tuesday, September 18) prior to ADLER'S APPETITE's concert in Lima, Peru. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

On how he's being treated by the American music press:

"[The American press is] disrespectul. American people are very spoiled and have to have it their own way. People hate to see other people progress, get successful, and doing something that they wanted to do. American people are, if they can't do it, then nobody should do it. That's the kind of attitude I feel when I go to America. It's totally different in South America. There's so much love and respect and appreciation and love for the music… I'm telling you, there's nothing like playing South America. And usually they [the American press] don't even know about the person's personal life. It's things that they make up. I've got this bad reputation because of press in America, [because of] what happened with GUNS N' ROSES in the '90s — that I'm this super-fucked-up person and this, and I'm on drugs… I didn't invent drugs. I'm not the only one who's ever done drugs. And I'm certainly not gonna be the last person to have done drugs. People just wanna bring me down in America. Like I said, if they can't do it, nobody can do it. And it's wrong. South America — it's a different world, a totally different world. You just cross the border and it's a different world. It's wonderful."

On whether he ever played in South America with GUNS N' ROSES:

"I never had a chance. I missed out on that. [Matt Sorum] was very lucky. He took over my life, practically. Everything I worked for, Slash and the guys just gave to him."

On the amazing reaction GUNS N' ROSES received when they first played in South America (with Matt Sorum):

"The crowd wasn't excited about seeing him [Matt Sorum] — it was they were excited about still seeing Slash and Duff and Izzy and Axl performing. He was just in the background. They were just missing something."

On his current relationship with his former GUNS N' ROSES bandmates:

"It's been wonderful because I've been talking to them a lot lately. They feel the same way I do — it's just a matter of Axl wanting to, [being] ready to do it. But all four of us wanna do this — have a nice, good reunion and play for everybody. Finish what we started doing. That's what we wanna do. And Slash and Izzy and Duff — even Axl, but I Axl wants to put his record out. I don't know… I can't say."

On the recent GUNS N' ROSES near-reunion at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California:

"Yeah, it was great. Matt Sorum and that other guy, that singer, that Scott Weiland guy [of VELVET REVOLVER] — that's why Slash didn't come up and play, because they kept calling him and being all upset, like, 'What are you doing here?' Like little babies, little kids. I was like, 'What the fuck? Just go have him play a couple of songs.' They were like, 'Oh, we don't want you to.' It was crazy."

Download an MP3 of the entire six-and-half-minute interview at this location.

Watch video footage of ADLER'S APPETITE performing the GUNS N' ROSES classic "Sweet Child O' Mine" in Lima, Peru on September 18, 2007:

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).