Steven Adler recently discussed the issues he had with Guns N’ Roses’ current lineup, who he performed with as a guest last year. During a Reddit AMA, he said he didn’t see himself joining them on a frequent basis due to his disappointment with the ‘Not In This Lifetime’ lineup not including himself and Izzy Stradlin on a full time basis.
“If it was going be just the five original guys with [Izzy] and Axl, Slash, and Duff and myself, then yes I will, but otherwise, it’s not the magic and it’s not fair to the fans. Me and [Izzy] actually really do wanna be a part of it.”
While Adler’s criticism of Guns N’ Roses led fans to speculate that he’d had a falling out with Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan, things appear to be fine with Adler his old bandmates. He wished Rose and McKagan very happy birthdays over the weekend on Twitter.
He tweeted, “Happy Birthday my brother @axlrose. It was great rocking with you last year. Love ya!! #GunsNRoses.”
He also tweeted, “Happy BDay my big brother luv ya @DuffMcKagan ✌️❤️?. Great playing with you again!!”
— Adler (@adlerrocks) February 6, 2017
Happy BDay my big brother luv ya @DuffMcKagan ✌️❤️?. Great playing with you again!!
— Adler (@adlerrocks) February 6, 2017
Original Guns N’ Roses drummer (and guest performer) Steven Adler discussed a lawyer named Satan demanding money from him after visiting him in the hospital when he was in a coma following a cocaine overdose in a recent Reddit AMA with his mother Deanna.
Steven: Hi u/f3lip3, thank you very much. And no, I had a mild stroke when I was shooting cocaine. The only thing that it affected was my speech. I basically had to go back to Kindergarten and learn how to speak again. Dr. Drew, when I did that celebrity rehab, he had a special speech therapist come in and actually teach me how to speak again. I mean I can barely speak fucking English, as it is, but it’s much better than it was in 1994.
Deanna: When I found out he was in the hospital because nobody would tell me when he would have an overdose. Nobody would tell me because they didn’t want me to know because he has numerous times he’s had an overdose, but I never knew. Well, this time, I found out because the nurse from the Century City Hospital calls me up on the phone and says, “Your son needs dialysis”. I said, “What do you mean?”. And she says, “Well, he came in yesterday from a drug overdose”. I said, “So, give him dialysis. What’s the big thing?”. Well, I had to sign a paper for him to have it. So, she faxed me over a paper. I signed the paper. He had dialysis. So, then I went to the hospital to see him. I walk into this room and he is attached to so many tubes. And I said, “Oh my god, I’ve never seen anything like this before”. So, I sat down next to him. I says, “Steven”, cause I heard that people in a coma they can hear you, so I sat down next to him and said, “Steven, Steven, please wake up. Everything’s going to be alright”. And then what happened was, he opened one eye and a single tear came out of that one eye. A single tear. And then he closed his eye again. And then, of course, I burst out crying. I mean, it was so horrible. I told the doctors. When I was at the hospital, that day, his lawyer came over. Former lawyer, came over to see him.
Steven: His name was Satan.
Deanna: His name was Satan.
Steven: Louis Cypher, I recall. Louis Cypher. Lu-ci-fer. Louis Cypher. Yea.
Deanna: I said thank you for coming over, but he’s in a coma. He said, “I just wanted to check up on him”. I said, “Fine”. A few weeks later, I got a bill. He charged us for going to the hospital to look at Steven when he was in a coma.
Steven: For 30 seconds.
Deanna: 30 seconds!
Steven: He just looked in at the door and went, “Okay”.
Deanna: That’s how people take advantage of people that are drug addicts and alcohol abusers. They take advantage of you and it’s not right. So, I called up the lawyer. I says, “What it this? I see you’re charging him for him for you coming to visit him in the hospital. Are you nuts?”. I said, “You better take that off the bill”. And he took it off the bill. But, can you imagine going to the hospital to check on a client, just to say hello and see how you’re doing and he charges for that? That was sick.