Over on social media via Instagram, Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler wished Izzy Stradlin a very happy and healthy 60th birthday on Friday. Stradlin, a co-founder of Guns N’ Roses, recorded four studio albums with the band before originally leaving the band in 1991 at the height of the group’s popularity. Whereas Adler would record two studio albums with the band before he was fired from Guns N’ Roses over his heroin addiction in 1990. Guns N’ Roses were allegedly caught using backing tracks.
In other news regarding Guns N’ Roses, one band who claims to regret having a ‘petty attitude’ to bands of the 1980’s and those coming out of the sunset strip, including Guns N’ Roses, would be the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Group members Flea and Anthony Kiedis would tell Classic Rock Magazine [via Music News] the following.
“We were like, ‘F*** them. We’re the underground, art-rock, get-weird east side guys; those guys are just rehashing Aerosmith and Kiss.’” He added: “In retrospect it was all petty bull****. A lot of those bands were f***ing great. Guns N’’ Roses was a great band.”
He went on to reflect: “There was a certain arrogance. A ‘F*** the world, f*** the system, f*** the authority, f*** the powers that be, we’re us and we’re doing our thing our way, we’re street kids’ thing. We were going hard and being wild.”
“It didn’t dawn on us that there was something other than selling out clubs and making people happy and being original,” vocalist Anthony Kiedis said. “We were a party band, but you have to bring something to the party. Flea was instrumental in saying, ‘We have to be good; we have to write some new s***, we have to have something to move these people.’ We always came fully loaded.”