Just yesterday (April 11), AOL's Noisecreep had the pleasure of hanging out with former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler and his new band called, appropriately enough, ADLER.
Noisecreep's time with ADLER was spent within hours of Steven hopping an early-morning flight to Cleveland, where GUNS N' ROSES is being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this weekend.
Noisecreep asked Adler about his feelings as the big day approached, and he was very open about how proud he is of his former outfit and their legacy.
Check out the video interview with Adler below.
Less than a week after calling the members of the band's current lineup "hacks" and then apologizing for it, Adler more or less insulted them again, telling Artisan News, "I apologized to them. I said the wrong word. I meant to say 'scabs.' But, you see, 'scabs' are something that . . . Big factories, when the main workers would go on strike, the factory would get people off the street and they would call them scabs. I wouldn't say they can't play. I would just say more the main people are on strike, (and) this is what Axl's [Rose, lead vocals] got going. Of course they're great players, or they wouldn't be playing with Axl."
Singer Axl Rose is the only remaining original member of GUNS. Adler, the group's founding drummer, was kicked out in 1990 because of his drug use.
Ex-GUNS guitarist Slash, who remains close with Adler and has helped him overcome drugs, told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that Adler was the least worldly member of the original band. "Steven is the epitome of, like, the rock 'n' roll teenager," he said. "He's like, you know, the most naive and most innocent of the bunch of us because he was just like, 'I just want to play drums and fuck girls,' and that's all he really, really wanted to do. The more complicated it got, the more he couldn't handle it."
Adler, Slash and bassist Duff McKagan, along with later member Matt Sorum, are confirmed to attend the induction ceremony. Guitarist Izzy Stradlin will apparently skip the event, as will Rose. GUNS will be inducted by the members of GREEN DAY.
The ceremony will be taped for broadcast by HBO, which plans to air it in early May.