For our final interview of Season One, we catch up with Steven Adler in his home in Los Angeles to talk about his early days with Slash, Marc Canter’s dedication to the band, the first rehearsal of the Appetite lineup, and the infamous Hell Tour. Steven grew up in the San Fernando Valley and became friends with Slash in junior high school. They cycled in and out of various bands between 1984 and 1985 such as Roadcrew and The New Hollywood Rose. In June 1985, Steven was called by Slash to replace Rob Gardner as the drummer for the newly formed Guns N' Roses and completed the Appetite lineup with Axl, Izzy, Duff and Slash. Steven can be heard on Appetite for Destruction and their second studio album GN'R Lies, and he toured the world with the band before leaving in 1990.
In this episode you’ll:
Hear about Steven Adler meeting Marc Canter and Slash in junior high school and introducing Slash to the guitar.
Learn about the bands and musicians that inspired Steven to become a drummer and what was behind his drive to become the best drummer he could possibly be.
Listen to the story about Steven almost joining the Navy instead of joining Guns N' Roses.
Find out about Steven’s experiences in GNR and the important role the band played in his life.
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