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2003.MM.DD - Steven Adler Official Fansite - Steven Answers Fans' Questions

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Post by Blackstar on Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:54 am

Lita Kiske asks: “I have read on your page that you would like to reunite with GNR. I want that, too, but I don’t think it is possible with the problems of Axl and the other members treating you bad when you needed their help. Why do you want to come back with Axl? He is a very good singer but a very bad bandmate.”

Lita, I totally agree with you 1000%.  Axl is a great singer but a lousy, y’know, friend or bandmate. The only reason I’d like to put the band back  is for one, the five of us together could still work incredible and great and be comfortable with each other. Together we could pull something off that’s fantastically awesome. I think we owe it to the fans and ourselves. But I can't wait anymore, if it happens it happens.  I’m working on putting my own project together with some great bandmates, I will mention their names soon, we’ve got a show here in Vegas on March 22nd and the details will be right here. Thanks for the question.

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Emil Eckbladt asks: “At Donnington ‘88, during the concert, two people died in the audience. How did you feel when  finding out about this or seeing it happen?”

I didn’t see it happen, I didn’t even know it was happening. Of course it’s a shock. I was so depressed about it. That show sucked. I remember it being so cold, it was just terrible. Not one of our better times, we stopped the show a bunch of times to try and get people to calm down.  The best time I had there was hanging out with Lars from Metallica. But when someone loses their life at a rock n’ roll show it’s always going to be devastating.

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Kevin asks: “Steven, It is great to see you still out there playing and getting the recognition that you deserve. My question for you is simple. Do you still listen to the Appetite for Destruction album?  I do, and I miss bands that have great drummers like you. Thanks for keeping up the info on you and your drumming!”

Oh yeah, oh yeah. Besides playing on it, if I hadn’t known it was me on it I would still listen to it ‘cause it is a kick ass rock n roll record!

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Ellen asks: "Brook mentioned that you met Paul Stanley when you were with GN’R (in the yahoo group - B.)...are you still a big KISS fan or did meeting Paul take something away from your enthusiam?"

I’ll ALWAYS love KISS! I’ve always realized that famous people are just like everybody else - they eat, shit, fuck, jack off, just like everybody else. But it was cool talking with him knowing the things he’s done, the stages he’s been on, the places he’s played, it was pretty cool. He was interested in producing us and right off the bat, he told me I had to get a huge drumset, and I was all, “no, I don’t think so...” I don’t think he impressed the band as a whole...

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Jenn asks: "I am one of your biggest fans... and my six year-old son wants grow up and  be a drummer just like you... If you could have one wish in the world come true, what would it be?"

That’s sweet darlin’, thank you. Well, I wish I had never done heroin, that’s my wish. I wasted a lot of my life...

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Steven G. from NC asks: "What do you think of the collaboration between Matt, Slash, and Duff?"

They’re all great players, I think that they can do something good, y’know?

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Popcorn Fan asks: "Whatever happened to StevenAdler.com, your old webpage?"

I never had a real webpage ‘till Brook came along...there ya go.

https://web.archive.org/web/20040415015159/http://members.aol.com:80/stevenadlersite/QNA.html

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Tommy Howarth from NJ asks: Steven, Who do you think is the better guitarist, Jimi Hendrix or Eddie Van Halen?

Hendrix. Eddie got a lot of what he knows from Hendrix. Hendrix is just God!

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Amber asks: I was wondering if there were any tracks from the Illusion records that never saw the light of day?

When me, Slash, and Duff went to Chicago, we wrote 35 songs. Izzy wasn’t there, Axl...the only song that had some lyrics was November Rain, it was just a little bit done. But we had so many songs with just the music. It’s possible, but I never really listened to the Illusions albums to be sure...

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Margena asks:  I was so damn in love with you, and you are still very cute! But my question is, what’s your middle name?

You have a totally beautiful name, to begin with! I don’t have a little middle name, I guess you can call me “Popcorn” (laughs)

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A Fan asks: Who do you think influenced more drummers, John Bonham or Keith Moon?

John Bonham, I would think. Keith Moon was so wild and crazy, he would do great fills, but he did fills that he wouldn’t even remember he did. Bonham was solid...

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Courtney asks: Did you make enough money from Guns to keep you from having to work the rest of your life, or did you end up screwed, having to scramble?

When they kicked me out of the band the intent was to screw me. Right off the bat, they had me sign papers that I didn’t, couldn’t read ‘cause it was a stack about five inches thick! They took every penny from me. They were going to give me $2000 and say “that’s it”, like I never existed. That’s why I sued them. I got my money back. I thank God, Jesus, and my Grandmother for being able to support myself and my family.

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Lana asks: To Steven Adler - Recently you and your band members performed at the Key Club. Towards the end of the show Izzy and Slash joined with you on stage. How did you feel about such a reunion?

Lana, it was real nice. Well, the guys in my band, Jizzy, Kerri...are great, too. I love playing the songs with them. Having Slash and Izzy up there with us made playing those songs more real, y’know? They are my brothers, we accomplished a lot together. Playing with them again was great. I hope the fans liked it. I mean, meeting the people, everyone has been so nice. I’d like to say “thank you” for comin' out to all the shows, showin’ how much you guys really love the songs. Every show, I tried to tell everybody that I met, “thank you so much”. It’s been so great, I want to play for everybody forever, y’know? I love to play Rock N’ Roll music, I love playing for you!

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Janine from Brooklyn asks: Steven, what are your thoughts on Velvet Revolver? Do you like the single, or are you more bummed not to be a part of it?

Bummed!? Hell, no! I mean, I would never try to stand in their way... I wish the guys the best! Of course, I think it’s great. I think they are going to put out a record which is going to be pure rock n' roll. Personally, I’m looking forward to it, I know it’s gonna be great!

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Smithy VU asks: Do you plan to record with Adler’s Appetite? If so, what musical direction do you plan to take?

Yes, absolutely. But not for a year or so. I’d  want our sound to be more like 60’s and 70’s pop and rock. Right now, I’m enjoying playing the Appetite songs for the people, and we plan on touring doing that as much as possible.

https://web.archive.org/web/20031119090051/http://members.aol.com/stevenadlersite/StevieanswersYOURquestions.html


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Post by Soulmonster on Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:21 am

The show with Izzy and Slash took place on September 21. I believe around this time the name of Steven's new band wasn't entirely set in stone, having at first called themselves Suki Jones but later, by the time of this interview, having changed it to Adler's Appetite.
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Post by Blackstar on Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:36 am

@Soulmonster wrote:The show with Izzy and Slash took place on September 21. I believe around this time the name of Steven's new band wasn't entirely set in stone, having at first called themselves Suki Jones but later, by the time of this interview, having changed it to Adler's Appetite.
The change of the name was announced on Steven's official fansite on June 4, 2003:
June 4th – As mentioned previously, Steven jammed with Meat Loaf at the Palms in Vegas on Saturday. Keri and Robbi came along, too. They were supposed to play one song, “Welcome to the Jungle”, but immediately following - without warning - Steven jumped right into “Rocket Queen”! Who sang? Sebastian Bach lent his vocal talents to the performance! Steven and Bas also attended a celebrity event at a UNLV baseball game together last week. Suki Jones will be officially changing their name to “Adler’s Appetite”. Steven said that so many people came up to him at the Suki shows and told him that they had no idea that is was the former Guns N’ Roses' drummers new band! Steven wants there to be no question that he is in the band, and while they are playing the “Appetite for Destruction” material he believes that “Adler’s Appetite” is more appropriate and less confusing. The band returns to The Railhead at Boulder Station Casino on Friday, June 13th. A local paper inadvertently ran a picture of Matt Sorum in a blurb about the upcoming show!
https://web.archive.org/web/20031124103722/http://members.aol.com/stevenadlersite/NEWS.html
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Post by Blackstar on Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:18 am

I found some more of Steven's Q&As and included them in the OP. I added them at the top, because they seem to be earlier.
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