STEVEN ADLER: If a GN’R Reunion Happens, I’ll be The Last To Know
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler just made an appearance on the latest installment of Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta’s podcast, “The Jasta Show”.
Adler on his time with Guns N’ Roses: “What I accomplished with those guys is everything in the world to me. My dreams came true. I didn’t plan on it ending in five years. You know, I thought we were gonna be like The Rolling Stones or Aerosmith and be together for forty, fifty years. I had no idea. But you know what? All that time is in the past.”
On GN’R singer Axl Rose and former guitarist Slash reconciling after 19 years: “I think that’s great, ’cause it’s been too long. The world has missed out on 25 years of great music, because those two weren’t together. I mean, Slash and Axl, it’s like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. Imagine if those guys weren’t together. It’s a shame, and I’m just so glad that they’re talking and everything is in the past like it should be. ‘Cause I love those guys. Axl doesn’t realize that I’m the one who loves him more than anybody. [Laughs]”On the possibility of a classic Guns N’ Roses lineup reunion: “I don’t know if it’s gonna happen. I’m just glad that they are talking. It’s a shame that we haven’t played together. Just like when Kennedy got shot, when John Lennon got shot; that was a shame. Us not playing together, Axl and Slash by themselves not playing together is that kind of shame… And if it does happen, I guarantee I will be the last to know about it. If we played together, the whole arena would cry with joy. I go all around the world, I travel, and people always ask me, ‘When are you gonna do a reunion? When are you gonna do a reunion?’ And I want more than anything to be able to say, ‘Oh, we’re gonna do it on this day. Or this day.’ But I have nothing to do with it. I wish I did. If I did, it would happened a long time ago. God wasn’t ready for it.”
On Guns N’ Roses being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2012: “That was awesome. I was so surprised Axl and Izzy [Stradlin, guitar] didn’t show up. But Axl and Izzy are like brothers; they’re like a team. So if Axl wasn’t gonna show up, Izzy wasn’t gonna show up. But it was such an honor doing that. I thought for sure that was gonna be our first time playing together [again]. I mean, I never… When they mentioned Axl’s name, I never heard an arena boo like that. It was scary. I was, like, ‘Wow! These people are really pissed off at Axl.”
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