Adler - Back From The Dead
Back From The Dead is an apt title for ex Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler's new album. After parting ways with Guns N Roses back in 1990, he never quite found his feet, but now he’s back with a new band and is ready to show us what he is really made of.
The opening few seconds of the title track sets the bar firmly on an 80s rock feel, which is not really surprising, but with a bluesy, gritty ruff and the emotion of the lyrics, it starts things off perfectly. The One That You Hated was the first single to be released a few months ago and was the perfect taster for what was to come, but there are so many other great tracks to rival it. Own Worst Enemy, Dead Wrong and Another Version of the Truth are suitably punchy tracks, and Diamonds is a super catchy track and has a chorus that will pull you in and have you singing along instantly.
Guitar legends John 5 and Slash also make a very special guest appearance which only adds to the quality of the record. John 5's fretwork on Good To Be Bad is instantly recognisable, and Slash makes an incredible impression on the nicely subtle ballad Just Don’t Ask.
Adler has done a great job and surrounded himself with some fantastic musicians. Jeff Pilson of Dokken (who also produced the album), Lonny Paul who played with Adler in his former band Adler’s Appetite, and Jacob Bunton whose songwriting is incredibly good, and whose vocals are perfect for the feel of the record.
The mixture of that classic rock sound with a more modern twist makes Back From The Dead, one of the most exciting albums of the year. Pleasantly surprising, it is a very strong record and one Adler and co should be very proud of making!
Adler names new album and sets release date
Adler, the new band from former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler have released details of their debut album, set for release on November 26. Titled Back From The Dead, the album features the band of of Adler on drums, frontman Jacob Bunton, guitarist Lonny Paul and bassist Johnny Martin. It also features special guest appearances from Adlers former bandmate Slash, as well as John 5 who is currently part of Rob Zombie's band.
Adler has spoke out about how proud he is of the record and how he cannot wait for people to hear it.. "This is the record I’ve been wanting to make for over 20 years and now I’ve finally found the band with the perfect chemistry to make it happen!"
The CD’s first single, The One That You Hated, is out now on iTunesand the accompanying video can be seen below.
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler has formed a new trio going under the name Adler. The group is putting out an as-yet-untitled album soon. You can wet your appetite by listening to the The One That You Hated right here.
Of the music he’s recorded with Adler, Steven says, “I love the music that we’re creating! I haven’t been this excited about my band since the GN’R days.” Let us know what you think of the track.
The One That You Hated will be available to download digitally from April 10.
Will the Axl and Slash feud finally end?
Since the rock n roll hall of fame announcement, Guns N’ Roses have become the centre of rock gossip. Axl Rose has now hinted that he would be willing to re-introduce classic members Duff McKagan and Slash back in to the fold; less keen on rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin and drummer Steven Adler. The frontman told LA times; "The only thing that would make it would be Duff and Slash, really. It’s nothing against Izzy and it’s nothing against Steven, or anything like that.
"Steven may want it, but these guys I’m working with right now, they work really hard and it’s hard work. I’ve toured with the other guys and I’ve also seen what they’ve done since, and I just know the difficulties. So it’s not really even a full reunion."
On the topic of a reunion tour, Rose mentioned a key reason as to why a full line up reunion isn’t likely; managers and the commission they would claim, a point we can fully understand!
Slash has also spoken out about the ongoing feud between the pair in a column for Esquire. Commenting on how the split between the two, he admits it was fairly quiet before the media pounced on it and made it into the ugly, big mess it is seen as today.
There seems to be new developments in the Guns N’ Roses camp every week; and with 4 months still to go until the induction, who knows what could happen!
Guns N’ Roses to be inducted in to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame!
It’s official! After months of voting through an online poll, Guns N’ Roses emerged winners to join a handful of other inductees.
In the ‘classic’ era of the group, they produced one of the greatest debut albums of all time, Appetite For Destruction, containing hugely popular rock anthems in Sweet Child O’ Mine and Paradise City. Despite losing Steven Adler, the group battled on and introduced Use Your Illusion I & II. Unfortunately it was the supporting 26 month tour that saw the final break ups of the classic line up, resulting in the Axl show that is out there today.They are also well known for their off stage antics, being one of the most reckless bands rock has ever seen.
Traditionally, the members deemed most important are inducted and attend the ceremony as a group. With a members list as long as Axl’s arm, who will the chosen few be? Will they all show up together? Is a performance actually going to happen? Let the speculation commence!
Adler’s Appetite, The Duchess, York 26.02.11
It’s been over 20 long years since Steven Adler’s final appearance with the classic Guns N Roses line up in 1990. Ironically, it was his drug use that caused his sacking from the band. Since then he has been in and out of rehab, had 2 strokes due to his incessant drug use and no doubt lost a lot of the 90’s from his memory.
Now finally back on track, he returned to the UK with a very respectable line up of musicians by his side. Chip Z’nuff of Enuff Z’nuff on bass, Michael Thomas of Faster Pussycat and Alex Grossi of Quiet Riot on guitar and Rick Stitch of Ladyjack on vocals.
The small venue is filled with a hardcore set of Guns N Roses fans keen to see one of the classic members. The age range and characters are a diverse bunch but with the same love and passion for this iconic band.
First up were local band The Fallen. Their set was energetic and they worked hard to get the crowd warmed up, very much a more emo, pop rock type of sound but pretty well executed. Second were Knock Out Kaine, a more glam rock edge to them and a bigger ego than felt was deserved. Never the less, they got a good reaction from the audience.
Finally came the turn of Adler’s Appetite. Kicking of the set with ‘Reckless Life’ the crowd instantly went crazy and the band matched their energy on stage. Secondly was Guns classic ‘Nightrain’ which set the bar for the rest of the evening in terms of audience reaction and enthusiasm. The setlist was overflowing with Guns N Roses songs, with Appetite For Destruction being played almost in it’s entirety, a big pleaser for the fans. Three new original songs were included including recent single ‘Alive’, which were also very well received. ‘Fading’, more of a rock ballad, was beautifully performed and is a very melodic and lyrical piece of music.
The encore included ‘Paradise City’ and ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ which got the whole crowd jumping. Steven took to the mic to thank the fans and his face portrayed a man truly grateful and happy with the support he was receiving and was greeted with chants of his name from the audience. Post gig he and the rest of the band congregated by the merchandise stand to have pictures and sign things for the fans.
All in all it was an enjoyable evening and very pleasing to anyone who is a hardcore Guns N Roses fan. Whilst musically it may not quite match the standards of Axl’s current line up or even the Slash band, they certainly did a great job and their efforts and enthusiasm shone through with a feeling of true appreciation for the fans and the music.