Steven Adler’s brother has criticised Guns and Roses for refusing to allow the founding member to tour properly with the band. Adler played with GNR from 1985 – 1990 but was fired from the band for excessive drug use. Adler did sign a contract to return to the group if he stayed clean but his struggles with addiction continued and he was fired again.
Adler is now reportedly sober, but he has only played a small role in the rock group’s reunion concerts. He has made an appearance at the odd show but that’s only to play one or two songs. This is something his brother, Jamie Adler, is not happy about. Alternative Nation claim that the drummers brother has spoken out in a post on a Facebook group about the situation:
“This man right here is what you call a true survivor. He went all the way to the depths of hell and was able to make it back alive. When most died he lived. What an amazing story of redemption my brother has to tell.”
Jamie Adler called his brother, the greatest big brother/grooviest drummer I’ve ever known. Stating: “If only Slash, Axl, and Duff had 10% of the heart this man had then maybe he would be on tour with GNR.”
Jamie continued that if the rockers ‘had an ounce of decency, compassion, love, care, and acceptance’ they would have allowed Adler to play more than one song at their gig in Argentina.
“The only thing the fans wanna see is Adler back behind the kit especially since the world knows Adler is no longer on drugs or alcohol. It took him longer to drive down the hill from his house to the bottom then he was allowed to perform on stage in Argentina. What kind of inhumane people would ever be that cruel to someone? Greedy, selfish people only.”
He then argued that there would have been no Guns N’ Roses without his brother, and saying Steven Adler taught Slash his first guitar chord. Adding that his brother ‘has never been healthier’ and the band have ‘no heart’, he said:
“[Guns N’ Roses] have no heart so that’s why he has to go out and do his own thing. He loves his fans so much and he wants to play for each and everyone of you. Do you actually think Steven Adler got sober and changed his entire lifestyle to sit around and do nothing? NOPE!! He did it, so he can finish what he started.”
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