Journalist Mitch Lafon and former Guns N’ Roses manager Vicky Hamilton discussed Steven Adler on the latest episode of One on One with Mitch Lafon.
Mitch Lafon: Steven Adler was suppose to take part in a limited basis in the Guns N’ Roses reunion, goes to rehearsals, second day throws out his back. Boy what bad break for him.
What are you thoughts on Steven? Because he’s been your champion, at the RRHOF he’s the one who said hey Vicky. And he’s always said in interviews hey Vicky, what does he mean to you?
Vicky Hamilton: Steven has such a sweet spirit to him, when I managed the band he wasn’t like messed up on drugs at all. He smoked a little pot…he was kind of the California surfer boy of the band. Always this beaming light of optimism no matter what was going on, he was like there and ready to go.
What has happened recently, I don’t know any of the details. I reached out to him yesterday and I haven’t heard back. But I love Steven and I love his band Adler. I think it’s a really good band. The singer is great, the guitar players are great, the song writing is really good. I can’t fault anything he’s doing, and he’s been sober for a year and a half. That’s really really good.
Mitch Lafon: And that’s important. We know he’s tried to become sober in the past and it’s been an up and down battle and so this time it seems to be sticking. You can’t ask for more than that. Forget Guns N’ Roses, forget Adler, forget all that stuff, his health is number one.
Vicky Hamilton: Yeah, absolutely.