Watch Steven Adler Performs Several Guns N’ Roses Songs
For those of you who are upset that Steven Adler isn't a part of the Guns N' Roses reunion tour, you're in luck. We've got video of Adler's self-named band performing some Guns N' Roses classics last night (April 30), which you can find below.
The setting was the M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavillion on Columbia, Md., where Adler were on a bill that included Tesla, Queensryche and Night Ranger. Their five-song set consisted of four Guns N' Roses tunes, "Nightrain," "Mr. Brownstone," "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Welcome to the Jungle." The fifth, "Good to Be Bad," from Adler's 2012 album Back from the Dead, was played in the third slot.
Adler was kept out of the Guns N' Roses "Not in This Lifetime..." tour, with Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan preferring to go with Frank Ferrer, who has been in the group since 2006. As rumors of the reunion spread last fall, Adler believed that he probably wouldn't be asked to re-join the band due to an incident when Adler and McKagan's band Loaded toured Japan three years ago.
“I was still drinking then,” he said. “And, you know, Duff’s sober and he’s very judgmental and forgetful of where he came from. And he was just so bummed and pissed at me. ... So, I kind of ruined it and gave him the excuse to be able to say, ‘Well, he’s not cool and he’s not that good.'”
Guns N' Roses recently completed the first few dates of the "Not in This Lifetime..." tour. They begin a massive North American stadium tour on June 23 at Detroit's Ford Field. They recently added four new dates to the tour, and you can see the entire schedule here.
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