In the unlikely event that the most famous lineup of Guns Nâ€™ Roses should reunite, Steven Adler says theyâ€™d likely produce the best album of their career. Yes, even better than Guns Nâ€™ Rosesâ€™ celebrated 1987 debut.
â€œI think it would blow Appetite for Destruction away,â€ Adler told Mitch Lafon. â€œAll of us are such better players. And when we did Appetite, we were only adults for maybe three or four years. And thatâ€™s from our experiences in life, thatâ€™s what we came up with. Now weâ€™ve been adults for 30 years, and Iâ€™ve been through ups and downs, like an emotional roller coaster. I have a lot to write about, and I know the other guys, if we got together, being adults now and knowing what we know, and [having] been through what weâ€™ve been through, I think we could make an even bigger kickass record.â€
At least one notable opportunity has already passed. Adler joined Slash and Duff McKagan on stage when Guns Nâ€™ Roses were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, while stalwart band leader Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin opted out.
Rose has since been quoted as saying that he wonâ€™t consider such a reunion simply to cash in, preferring that there be some creative impetus. Adler says he understands the sentiment, but adds a third â€” he says more important â€” argument.
â€œThatâ€™s nice to say he wouldnâ€™t do it for the money,â€ Adler says, â€œbut if he needs a reason to do it, I have a billion reasons, and thatâ€™s a billion people around the world who love us and have supported us and want more than anything to see us. â€¦ Itâ€™s Axlâ€™s call on doing a reunion. Itâ€™s all up to him. And I love him and I have his back, and I support him in everything he does except for if he doesnâ€™t wanna play for the fans, I canâ€™t support that. â€˜Cause itâ€™s all for the fans.â€
Adler, who was with Guns Nâ€™ Roses from 1985 through his drug-related ouster in 1990, also noted that heâ€™s passed the 400-day mark for sobriety â€” adding that â€œI have never been happier, I have never played better or had more fun playing.â€
via Steven Adler Says Reunited 'Appetite' Guns N' Roses Lineup Would Be Better Than Ever.