Former GNR Drummer Steven Adler@Rockpile West(Fri.,Aug.21st,2015)
If there was a standard to live the Rock N’Roll lifestyle Steven Adler and GNR had the formula but it had a price. And After forty years, twenty-eight ODs, three botched suicides, two heart attacks, a couple of jail stints, and a debilitating stroke, Steven Adler, the most self-destructive rock star ever arrived in Toronto to performing to a full house at Rockpile West. The band arrived on stage with a young crew of two glam rockers and a Ramone clone on Bass.
After a stint with TV reality Doctor Drew, Adler seemed to conquer his demons and made his only Canadian date in Toronto last Friday night. The crowd obviously wanted the old GNR songs and the band delivered with Rocket Queen, Welcome To The Jungle and Mr.Brownstone. An accomplished drummer who has made a great comeback to the Rock N’Roll business. Since Slash had mended his differences with Axl Rose and Axl was the one who fired Adler years ago, who knows? A GNR reunion with Adler,Slash,Duff,Izzy and Gilby.