Steven Adler’s Appetite for Destruction

Monday, July 26, 2010

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler shares his story of spinning out of control, enduring twenty-eight ODs, three suicide attempts, two heart attacks, jail stints, and a debilitating stroke. In My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, Drugs, and Guns N’ Roses, he recounts his years with Guns N' Roses, being banished by the band, and diving into nearly 20 years of addiction that eroded his mind and his health until he finally kicked his drug habits.


Steven Adler

Comments [6]

Marty E. from New York City


You're a great host,'re a bit clueless in a couple of ways.

First, comparing Steven Adler to Pete Best is as inaccurate as you can get. Steven Adler played on Gn'R's first and biggest album. Pete Best didn't play on any Beatles albums, save for some demos that surfaced in the 90's.

Second, drummers are usually looked at as second-class citizens? Tell John Bonham, Tommy Lee, Keith Moon, Chad Smith, and a multitude of others that!

Jul. 27 2010 09:29 PM
pordy from Madison, NJ

Leonard once again demonstrated class in this interview. Dave K thank for the reminder why his speech is the way it is.

Jul. 26 2010 02:13 PM
Dave K from Brooklyn

@John from office. He suffered a stroke in 1996 and it has effected his speech. Don't quit your day job because I don't think you could make it as Comedian.

Jul. 26 2010 01:58 PM
Mike C. from Tribeca

George Harrison on Guns N’ Roses' cover of Dylan's "Knocking On Heavens' Door":

"There's only three chords in it, but they managed to get one of them wrong.“

Jul. 26 2010 01:50 PM
Dave K from Brooklyn

Steven Adler should have been dead a dozen times over. The definition of a true survivor. Good for you Mr. Adler looking forward to reading the book.

Jul. 26 2010 01:47 PM
john from office

Sounds like he never came down.

Jul. 26 2010 01:46 PM

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