Steven Adler’s Plea to Axl Rose: Let Me Back In Guns N’ Roses
Steven Adler is trying his hardest to be sober. You can see that on VH1, you can read it on the blogs… We all hope he succeeds.
Adler’s dream is to make it back into Guns N’ Roses as their drummer. His lawyer straight-talked the media recently:
“When he gets sober they’ll (Guns N Roses) accept him into the band and then they’ll do a comeback album and a world tour – that’s the dream of Steven Adler.”
Adler was kicked out in 1990, and when you are kicked out of a L.A. band for a drug problem that says A LOT.
And that was 18 years ago. A lot of time has passed and Adler is still struggling with drugs. Even though I am rooting for the guy to stay sober, it seems highly unlikely that Axl would take a risk on Steven Adler, especially when he finally got his band to release Chinese Democracy. Axl knows it is time to prove to the world again that Guns N’ Roses is a force in contemporary music and means something (even people who live and breathe GNR — like Guns N’ Roses tribute bands — are skeptical of the new music being a hit). He can’t afford to take any more risks. Everything depends on how well Chinese Democracy, and its tour, does. Steven Adler, whether sober or not, will only be a distraction.
It’s sad to say, but Steven needs to move on. Right now. Staying straight isn’t the only battle he has to fight. Breaking his obsession with Guns N’ Roses is another tough battle for him to really win.
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