Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Claim to Fame
Guns N` Roses
Soundtrack, Composer, Actor/Actress
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Steven Adler (born January 22, 1965 in He was born into the Jewish faith and has some Icelandic heritage.
Adler moved to Los Angeles with his mother, Deanna, and older brother Kenny, as a young child. His mother re-married to Melvin Adler and had another child, Jamie. Adler is also the uncle to his brother Kenny`s son, Max Adler. Steven`s younger brother Jamie Adler is a Booking Agent for such Hip-Hop acts including Bone Thugs N` Harmony and Tyrese. Steven`s nephew, Max Adler is also involved in the entertainment business Producing Stage-Shows in Las Vegas and several Reality Television Shows.
Adler met future Guns N` Roses guitarist Slash at the age of 13. The two attended the same school in California and when Adler had a skateboarding accident, Slash stopped to help him. The two became fast friends, and as Slash took up guitar, Adler gave up the guitar himself and took up drums, in order to form a band (albeit missing some components), Road Crew.
Cleveland, Ohio) Slash and Adler met their future Guns N` Roses bandmates when they placed an ad in a newspaper searching for a bassist for their band. Duff McKagan responded to the ad, and later worked with Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin in Hollywood Rose, who Slash had originally auditioned for, before merging with LA Guns (Rob Gardner, Tracii Guns and Ole Beich) to create Guns N` Roses
In 1991, Adler formed a new version of his old band, Road Crew with "Vain"`s singer and composer Davy Vain. However, the project was unsuccessful. When ex-Guns N` Roses members Slash and Duff McKagan began creating Velvet Revolver in 2002, Adler expressed hope that history would repeat itself and that once again he would be in a band with them. Velvet Revolver was created with Adler`s replacement, Matt Sorum, instead, due largely to the fact that it was Sorum who had initiated the new band.
In 2003, he started the band Suki Jones, which would later be renamed Adler`s Appetite, and released an EP, Adler`s Appetite. The band still performs live sporadically, performing sets heavy with Guns N` Roses covers. He was also recently featured on an episode of VHI`s The Surreal Life: Fame Games as a judge for a hotel crashing challenge. In 2006 he also played drums and toured with UK Guns N` Roses tribute band Guns 2 Roses, and still plays the odd gig with them.
Adler appears to have repaired his relationships with most of his former Guns N` Roses bandmates. In 2005, he played a one-off show with Izzy Stradlin (with whom recorded a yet unreleased cover of "Do You Love Me?" with JT Longoria on bass guitar) and Slash at the Key Club in Los Angeles. In September 2006 Adler attended a Guns N` Roses show in Las Vegas and spoke to Axl Rose for the first time in over a decade.
On July 28, 2007, the latest incarnation of Adler`s Appetite (Michael Thomas from "Faster Pussycat" on lead guitar, former "Pretty Boy Floyd`s Kristy "Krash" Majors on rhythm guitar, Enuff_Z`nuff`s founder Chip Z`Nuff on bass and Colby Veil from the Guns N` Roses tribute band Hollywood Roses on vocals) played the Key Club again to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Appetite for Destruction. The evening featured Tracii Guns` band LA Guns opening for Adler`s Appetite. Former members Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan joined Adler`s band on stage for several songs. Slash was also in attendance, but did not get up to play. When asked why he remained offstage in a radio interview afterwards, he explained he did not want to encourage the notion of a reunion, so stepped back. While Adler touted the event to the press as a "reunion," the show was not advertised as such,and was not considered as such by the other original members.
While Adler has claimed that there has been talk and encouragement for a reunion among the other original members, this appears to be unfounded: in a 2007 interview with Guitar Edge magazine, for instance, Slash stated "I’ve obviously moved on and have a lot to do with Velvet Revolver, so that’s where my head is. Obviously it’s not an idea that I’m entertaining in any way, shape, or form at this point. I think the more time that passes, the less likely it will happen—and it was pretty unlikely five years ago."
Adler`s substance abuse issues continued after he was fired from Guns N` Roses. In interviews as recent as 2006, he has stated that he has, at times, used $300 worth of drugs in one night. In 1996, Adler suffered a stroke after taking a particularly potent speedball, a cocktail of heroin and cocaine used intravenously. He survived, but now lives with a speech impediment as a result.
Adler`s lawsuit against his former Guns N` Roses bandmates was settled in 1997. He earned a back-payment check of $ 2,250,000 USD and was granted 15% of the royalties for everything he recorded prior to his departure.
In 1997, Adler was convicted on a domestic violence charge for attacking a woma
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Deanna Coletti Adler
Melvin Adler (step father)
Jamie Adler (step brother)
Full Name at Birth
Drummer, Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Composer, Actor
Fairfax High School, Los Angeles, California (dropped out)
Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin, Axl Rose
Ac/dc, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Aerosmith, Tsol, The Animal, The Four Season
Shadow (dog - Irish Pug)
Steven Adler (born Michael Coletti; January 22, 1965) is an American musician. He is best known as the former drummer and co-songwriter of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s. Adler was fired from Guns N' Roses over his heroin addiction in 1990, following which he reformed his old band Road Crew and briefly joined BulletBoys, which both proved unsuccessful. During the 2000s, Adler was the drummer of the band Adler's Appetite, and from 2012, he had held the same position in the band Adler. In early 2017, he declared that he has no intention to continue with the band and that the band has now dissolved, with the reason being his lack of interest in performing during poorly attended concerts. He appeared on the second and fifth seasons of the reality TV show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, as well as on the first season of its spin-off Sober House. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of Guns N' Roses.
Bancroft Junior High School, Los Angeles, California
Rockett Drum Works, Paiste
www.adlersappetite.com/, www.allmusic.com/artist/steven-adler-mn0000040972, www.imbd.com/name/nm0012248/
Ole Beich, Gilby Clarke, Matt Sorum, Shawn Rorie, DJ Ashba, Jason Hook, Scott Taylor, Michael Thomas, Patrick Stone, Ron Reyes, Alice Cooper, Don Henley, Brent Muscat, Robbie Crane, Lonny Paul, Jacob Bunton, Myles Kennedy
Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Queen
Cleveland, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Las Vegas, New York
Black, Grey, Green, Blue, White, Red, Brown
Drums, percussion, guitar, vocals, maracas
Geffen, UZI Suicide, Shrapnel
Adler, Adler's Appetite, BulletBoys, Guns N' Roses, Hollywood Rose, Road Crew, Vain
heavy metal, glam metal