Former G 'N R drummer Steven Adler
Seems like every time a band is in the headlines…they just can’t keep out of them! In more news regarding soon to be hall of fame band Guns ‘N Roses, drummer Steven Adler has added fuel to the recent no G ‘N R reunion at the Rock Hall fire by giving his two cents regarding former bandmate Axl Rose.
In a recent interview with Loudwire, Adler said “If it was up to me, we would have been playing for the fans a long time ago,” pretty much keeping in line with what Slash said earlier in the week, stating that he’d “love to play” as well.
“Unfortunately, I have no say in that. I’m behind it 100 percent … 111 percent! Put it this way; if the five original GN’R guys don’t get up there and play, I’m going up there just on the drum set and playing a couple of songs from ‘Appetite for Destruction.’ It’s for the fans,” says Adler. “To me it’s just a rock ‘n’ roll band, but it’s a rock ‘n’ roll band that I’ve gotten so much love and respect from all over the world.
“He’s my brother. I know he’s up to it,” Adler says about Slash and the Rock Hall reunion. “He wants to do it. I want to do it. Just from what I hear, Izzy [Stradlin]‘s not gonna show up and Axl [Rose] will probably want to play with his hack band — his band of hacks. ‘Axl and His Hacks’— it shouldn’t even be Guns N’ Roses. He’s just driving that name into the freakin’ ground. ‘Axl and His Hacks.’”
So there you have it, from the sound of it, those tuning in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 12 might be looking forward to Adler’s solo “Appetite for Destruction” drum set followed by “Axl and His Hacks.”