Adler Holding Out Hope For Guns N' Roses Reunion
With the big "Appetite For Destruction" 20th anniversary show behind him, original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler is looking forward to taking his Adler's Appetite band worldwide. But he's also hoWith the big "Appetite For Destruction" 20th anniversary show behind him, original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler is looking forward to taking his Adler's Appetite band worldwide. But he's also holding out hope for a blowout reunion bash with his former bandmates.
"I believe I made it this far for some reason," Adler tells Billboard.com. "I want to finish what we started, and ... with the love and support I got from those guys, I think we can (reunite). I'm gonna leave it up to Axl [Rose]. That's gonna be Axl's call, and I love Axl and I know he'll make the right call."
At Saturday's (July 28th) show at West Hollywood's Key Club, Adler and company were joined by Gunners Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan, while guitarist Slash watched a few songs before leaving for a prior commitment. The group is next headed to South America for a series of shows in Argentina, Peru and Chile before returning home to play the Vegas Rocks magazine party on Aug. 11 in Las Vegas. More dates in South America and Europe are in the offing.
"We're gonna be busy working until pretty much Christmas, which I'm excited about," he says. "I love playing live, especially for people who love the music and appreciate it and show nothing but love to me and respect. I love it, and I give it all back."
Adler started Appetite about six years ago, but it's become a more serious concern during the past year, since he got sober and put together a lineup that includes Enuff Z'Nuff bassist Chip Z'Nuff, guitarists Michael Thomas from Faster Pussycat and Kristy "Krash" Majors frrom Pretty Boy Floyd, and singer Colby Veil from the GNR tribute band Hollywood Roses. "There's only one Axl," Z'nuff notes, "but (Veil) comes close, and all the Guns N' Roses guys love him."
The Key Club show was filmed and recorded for a possible release, and the Adler's Appetite members are also writing songs with plans to record and release an album in 2008. "I think we can make a great record," says Z'Nuff, adding that all of Adler's GNR bandmates have expressed interest in playing on it. "It takes a little while to make a great record and to get all them great players to come down and play."