After my recent review of the book My Appetite For Destruction: Sex & Drugs & Guns N' Roses, I had the opportunity to talk with the author, Guns N' Roses' original drummer, and founding member, Steven Adler.
My Appetite For Destruction, sets itself apart from the average, over-the-top, rock star autobiography by taking a raw, hard, honest look at the life and impending death of one of America's most powerful, and talented, hard rock bands. Guns N' Roses might still be kicking, but with only one original GN'F'N'R member left to carry on the fight, the rigor mortis is begin to show.
The book shares Steven Adler's inside perspective of the rock star lifestyles, and extreme personalities, within the hardrocking, hard-partying, volatile band. The book not only chronicles the band's history and the infamous internal feuds, but Steven Adler's life before and after GN'R; his youthful friendship with co-founding guitarist Slash and the final betrayal that left him drug addicted, suicidal and broke.
Just like the band, and the album, that it takes its named from, this book promises to hold its mettle, and its metal, as a classic rock memoir.
Through it all Steven Adler has managed to rebound. His new band, Adler's Appetite, released its first single today, "It's Good to Be Alive", along with the release of My Appetite For Destruction: Sex & Drugs & Guns N' Roses. Steven wrote the book to set the record straight about a few things; a way of coming clean while getting clean, but also as a way to inspire others--and to dispel the misinformation and hyperbole that became heavy metal gospel to the misled.
You can listen to a bit of Adler's Appetite's new single, "It's Good to Be Alive", and Steven talking about how he worked things out with his best friend Slash, and Steven Adler's explanation of his 'hands-on' involvment in the infamous O.D. of friend and fellow rocker, Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx.
You can tell by our conversation that Steven is a loving person and it's almost impossible not to love him right back. *Axl Rose could not be reached for comment.