Steven Adler, The Guns n’ Roses’ Amazing Drummer

For many drummers, it takes more than several albums to establish their reputation. But for Steven Adler, it took only one. It is the same album that gets him on the list of top hard rock drummers lists.

That era-defining work is the “Appetite for Destruction.” While drumming for Guns ‘n’ Roses, Adler gave a performance that left everyone amused. Not very many drummers can live up to such a reputation, one that re-designed the world of drumming.

Steven Adler was born on January 22, 1965. The American musician is best known as the former writer of Guns ‘n’ Roses. He was with the group throughout the 80s, achieving worldwide success. But due to his heroin addiction, the drummer was fired from Guns ‘n’ Roses in 1990.

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Steve Adler playing drums on the stage

About Steven Adler, the Drummer of Guns n’ Roses’

He reformed from the addiction and became a better person before joining BulletBoys. Adler was the drummer for Adler’s Appetite, a band he assisted to form. But he declared no interest in the band in 2017 due to what he called poorly attended concerts.

Adler joined Guns ‘n’ Roses at the right time when he needed a boost in his career. He came to replace the original drummer how has just quit. He and Slash joined their former bandmate from Road Crew to complete the team. They played in nightclubs and many other different places. Later, they opened opportunities for even larger acts before his drug addiction issue set in.

What happened to Steven Adler the drummer of Guns N Roses?

Steven Adler run a campaign to rejoin Guns N’ Roses full-time alongside Slash and Duff McKagan fell short a couple of years in 2020, but the band got reunited when Adler’s guest appearances on the ‘Not in This Lifetime’ tour. Adler joined the band onstage during a handful of shows in 2016.

What happened to Steven Adler the drummer for Guns N Roses?

Adler was kicked out of Guns N’ Roses in 1990 due to his drug addiction. He then went to rehab and got clean, but he relapsed in 2005. In 2008, he was again fired from the band. Since then, he has appeared on reality TV shows and written a book called “My Appetite for Destruction

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Steven Adler “My Appetite for Destruction

While speaking to a local magazine, one of his fans was heard saying how the drummer has changed his life. “Adler is one of the best hard rock and metal drummers I have ever seen.”

He said. “His speed, timing, and precision are truly unmatched.” That is one of the reasons Adler has remained among the top drummers. Many who know him personally say he is such a talented performer. Also, he has such a personality that keeps people close.

Steven Adler Performing
Steven Adler performing live

Who got kicked out of Guns N Roses?

Steven Adler did, and it was because of his heroin addiction. Steven Adler was one of the founding members of Guns N Roses. He played on their debut album, Appetite for Destruction, and co-wrote some of their hits, including “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” But his drug use led to his firing in 1990.

Can Steven Adler still play drums in 2022?

Only time will tell, but Steven Adler is certainly one of the top hard rock drummers out there. His skills on the drums are undeniable, and he’s shown himself to be a true force to reckon with in the world of rock music. Whether or not he’ll still be playing the drums in 2022 remains to be seen,

In a band, the drummer is often unnoticed. Vocalists and guitarists are always in the spotlight while the drummer works from the background. Adler tried changing all that by assuring a unique approach to every piece he played. Each time he sits behind the kit, you can expect to hear something new and interesting.

After his exit from Guns ‘n’ Roses, Adler was set to join AC/DC and move to Australia. However, that was not to happen after Axle Rose fired him onstage due to his drum addition, causing the AC/DC manager to withdraw their offer. But he did not give up yet, understanding how crucial his career was. He joined the newly reformed Guns ‘n’ Roses and continued doing what he loved the most.

Despite all the ups and downs in his life, Adler remained strong in his showmanship. The years that followed his departure from Guns ‘n’ Roses were a bit of touch, but he continued developing new styles that amused many.  His influence in the industry will be felt forever. His speed and precision, coupled with the skill’s mastery, make him a drummer worth commending.

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Andrea

Andrea is a music lover and an experienced drummer, with more than 15 years drumming with different bands and music projects, such as Hermano & the Marines and Seditius.
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