When former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler comes back from the dead, he means it. When Adler’s new CD hits the stores on 11/27, prepare to be BLOWN AWAY! Back From The Dead is packed with great songs, and some killer guest appearances from John 5, Slash and Jeff Pilson. I have been looking forward to Adler’s solo debut for quite some time, but I didn’t expect it to be THIS good.
I had high hopes for this album after hearing “The One That You Hated” a few months ago. Back From The Dead does not disappoint one bit!
Jeff Pilson produced the album with Adler, and also handles all of the bass work on the CD. When you have a rhythm section that is Steven Adler and Jeff Pilson, can you really do wrong?
Steven Adler scored big when he got Lynam’s Jacob Bunton to join his band. No only does Bunton handle the vocals for Adler, but is also the lead song writer. Bunton has written a bunch of quality songs, and delivers what could be the vocal performance of his career.
The opening song “Back From The Dead” almost has a Cinderella like opening, but once this song kicks into gear, it is a take no prisoners, head-banging tune.
“Own Worst Enemy”, “Another Version of The Truth” and “The One That You Hated” are three more killer tracks stacked up back to back.
I was excited to learn that John 5 is one of the guest guitarists on Back From The Dead. If you are familiar with John 5, then you will recognize his playing on “Good To Be Bad”. His guitar work is amazing on this song!
I figured that “Just Don’t Ask featuring Slash would be a real ripping track, and I was very wrong about that one. This is a slower track, but Slash’s fretwork shines. This is a great song!
“Blown Away” is a real rocker that ought to be a radio single for Adler. This song is going to take the world by storm.
“Your Diamonds” has a 70’s classic rock feel, while the album closer “Dead Wrong” has a more of a modern feel to it.
Back From The Dead is easily one of the biggest surprises, and strongest albums of 2012. I love this album, and I think you will too! Don’t miss this!
Rating: Out of 10
Back From the Dead will be released on November 27th, 2012. You can preorder the CD here!
1. Back From The Dead (Paul, Pilson, Bunton)
2. Own Worst Enemy (Paul, Bunton)
3. Another Version Of The Truth (Bunton, Paul, Pilson)
4. The One That You Hated (Bunton, Paul)
5. Good To Be Bad (Paul, Bunton)
6. Just Don’t Ask (Bunton)
7. Blown Away (Bunton)
8. Waterfall (Paul, Bunton)
9. Habit (Paul)
10. Your Diamonds (Bunton)
11.Dead Wrong (Paul, Bunton)
Jacob Bunton -lead vocals, guitar, mandolin and piano
Lonny Paul – guitar and vocals
Steven Adler- drums, cowbell, shakers, tambourine, crowbar, shovel and screams
Johnny Martin – bass and vocals
Jeff Pilson – bass on all tracks, 6 string guitar, keys and vocals
Slash – Lead guitar on “Just Don’t Ask”
John 5 – Lead guitar on “Good To Be Bad”
Michael Lord – Piano on “Waterfall”
In the video for “The One That You Hated,” former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler takes on destructive relationships with his new band. “The lyrics are about two people that are no good for each other, but for whatever reason won’t break up,” says frontman Jacob Bunton. “Maybe it’s the sex, maybe it’s the convenience, maybe they’re just scared to move on and start over, but a lot of people seem to be attracted to the people that they hate. Love and hate are intimately linked within the human brain.”
Although it’s an early Adler track, “Hated” was one of the last songs the band recorded for their album. “One night Slash was at the studio and we played him a couple of the songs,” reveals Bunton. “When this song started playing, he was grinning ear to ear, so we knew either it’s a kick-ass song or it’s so bad we’re making him laugh.”
For Adler, the new project is an invigoration, a fresh breath of creativity. “I love the music we’re creating!” he says. “I haven’t been this excited about my band since the GN’R days.” “Hated” is the first single off the band’s debut album, Adler. No release date has been set.
Oliver Barnes of the Classic Rock and Metal Podcast recently conducted an interview with former Guns ‘n Roses drummer Steven Adler and bassist Chip Z’Nuff, both currently touring with Adler’s Appetite.
The band are now in the UK for a series of shows mixing both Guns ‘n Roses and new material and the pair discuss their recent sell-out jaunt in Europe, the new material and the new lease of life they’re finding on the road.
An excerpt of the interview can be heard here:
The Classic Rock and Metal Podcast is available to stream or download on the first Monday of every month and is intended for people wanting to catch up on their favourite rock and metal bands of the 70s and 80s, find out what they’re doing now and learn about some of the great new bands following in their footsteps.
ADLER’S APPETITE — the band led by former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Steven Adler — will release two new singles on December 24 via iTunes. More information will be made available soon.
ADLER’S APPETITE entered the studio last month to begin recording its new album with CINDERELLA drummer Fred Coury producing.
The band recently released a new single, “Alive”. It is currently available on iTunes as well as via other online music stores. This is the first chance for fans to get the full version of the track.
A radio edit of “Alive” was released on July 29 in conjunction with Adler’s tell-all autobiography, “My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N’ Roses”.
“The new songs are coming along great,” Adler previously stated. “After the response we got from performing ‘Alive’ all summer, we are really excited to put out more original music.”
“We are really excited to be moving forward with original material,” added ADLER’S APPETITE guitarist Alex Grossi (also of QUIET RIOT). “I think people are really going to like the direction we are going in.”
ADLER’S APPETITE’s current lineup is rounded out by guitarist Michael Thomas (FASTER PUSSYCAT), bassist Chip Z’nuff (ENUFF Z’NUFF) and vocalist Rick Stitch (LADYJACK).
Adler’s Appetite, the band led by former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler — has finished recording and mixing its new single, “Alive”, with longtime friend and producer Anthony Focx (Vince Neil, Buckcherry). The group is planning on debuting the song live as part of its summer tour, which will kick off Friday, July 9 in Redondo Beach, California.
“We are really excited to be moving forward with original material,” says Adler’s Appetite guitarist Alex Grossi. “I think people are really going to like the direction we are going in.”
The band — which includes guitarists Alex Grossi (ex-Quiet Riot) and Michael Thomas (Faster Pussycat), bassist Chip Z’nuff (Enuff Znuff) and vocalist Rick Stitch (Ladyjack) — plans to release the song worldwide in conjunction with Adler’s tell-all biography, “My Appetite For Destruction: Sex, Drugs & Guns N’ Roses”, which is set for a July 27 release through HarperCollins.
Steven Adler will sign copies of his tell-all biography, “My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N’ Roses”, at Bookends in Ridgewood, New Jersey on Wednesday, July 28 at noon.
Courtesy of Blabbermouth.net
Jun 13 2010 8:00P BFE Rock Club Houston, TX.
Jun 14 2010 8:00P Lone Star Sports Bar Temple, TX
Jul 9 2010 10:00P Brixton Redondo Beach, California, US
Jul 10 2010 10:00P Galaxy Theatre Santa Ana, California, US
Jul 11 2010 10:00P Canyon Club Agoura Hills, California, US
Jul 12 2010 8:00P Club Vegas Salt Lake City, UT.
Jul 13 2010 8:00P The Railyard Billings, MT.
Jul 15 2010 8:00P Frequency Madison, WI.
Jul 16 2010 10:00P The Back Bar Janesville, Wisconsin, US
Jul 17 2010 8:00P Bada Brew Crest Hill, IL.
Jul 18 2010 10:00P MILWAUKEE FESTA ITALIANA MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin , US
Jul 21 2010 8:00P Hayloft Mt. Clemens, MI.
Jul 22 2010 8:00P Market Block Party Syracuse, NY.
Jul 23 2010 8:00P Ram’s Head Live Baltimore, MD.
Jul 24 2010 9:00P The Cube Newark, DE.
Jul 24 2010 9:00P The Cube Newark, DE
Jul 26 2010 8:00P Bowery Electric New York, NY.
Jul 27 2010 8:00P Mill Creek Tavern Philadelphia, PA
Jul 28 2010 8:00P The Bell House Brooklyn, NY
Jul 29 2010 10:00P Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, Pennsylvan, US
Jul 30 2010 8:00P Montage Music Hall Rochester, NY.
Jul 31 2010 8:00P Showcase Live Foxboro, MA.
Aug 1 2010 8:00P City Limits Sanford, ME.
Aug 5 2010 8:00P Dingbatz Clifton, NJ
Aug 6 2010 8:00P The Underground Sandusky, OH.
Aug 7 2010 8:00P McGuffy’s House of Rock Dayton, OH
Aug 8 2010 8:00P Cosmic Charlies Lexington, KY
Aug 10 2010 9:00P Mill Creek Appleton, WI.
Aug 11 2010 8:00P Clyde Iron Works Duluth, MN.
Aug 12 2010 10:00P BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY BRAINERD, Minnesota , US
Aug 13 2010 8:00P Reverb Cedar Falls, IA.
Aug 14 2010 8:00P Elko Speedway Elko, MN.
Aug 15 2010 8:00P Pheonix Lounge Harrisburg, SD.
Aug 19 2010 8:00P Union Station Colorado Springs, CO.
Aug 20 2010 8:00P Roadhouse Dacono, CO.
Aug 25 2010 8:30P Cedardome Milton, WA.
Aug 26 2010 8:30P Hayley’s Bar & Grill Everett, WA.
Sep 3 2010 8:00P Canyon Club Augoura Hills, CA.
Sep 3 2010 8:00P The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA.
Friday night Adler’s Appetite came to Cincinnati’s Riverstar Entertainment Complex to unleash their renditions of Guns N’ Roses awesome tunes. The band features former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler, Chip Z’nuff (Enuff Z’nuff) on bass, Rick Stitch (Ladyjack) on vocals, Michael Thomas (Faster Pussycat) and Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot) on guitar.
Local bands The Mighty Swine, and A Nervous Wreck opened the show. The Mighty Swine played a cool set of original tunes. A Nervous Wreck did a good job getting the crowd revved up with a bunch of cover tunes from the bands Poison, Ratt, L.A. Guns and more.
Adler’s Appetite hit the stage about 11:oo P.M. and played a great set of tunes covering the Guns N’ Roses albums, “Appetite for Destruction”, as well as the “Use Your Illusion” albums.
Rick Stitch may not be Axl Rose, but he did a good job signing these songs. I was pretty impressed with the guitar tandem of Alex Grossi and Michael Thomas as well. Adler’s Appetite may not be anything more than a glorified cover band, but at least Steven Adler is trying to keep the Guns N’ Roses music alive and well. Until Axl Rose gets his head out of his ass and reunites the class G N’ R linuep, this is as good as it gets!
According to TMZ.com, former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Steven Adler was arrested on Monday, January 26 and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance — a misdemeanor. He was released the same day at 10:50 a.m. on $50,527 bail. No court date has been set.
Steven‘s representatives tell TMZ.com that Adler was **NOT** under the influence of drugs at the time of his arrest. Adler — who was busted last July for possession of narcotics, being under the influence and for an outstanding warrant, and was ordered by the court to stay at the Pasadena Recovery Center — was arrested this past Monday because he hadn’t finished his community service in the time frame given by the judge. The representatives say Adler went to register as a drug offender — also court-ordered — on January 26, when cops acted on the arrest warrant stemming from the unfinished community service. He was charged with “being under the influence of a controlled substance” because that was the original charge from his July arrest.
Courtesy of Blabbermouth.net
Reuters.com is reporting:
Former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Steven Adler pleaded no contest on Friday to a heroin possession charge in the hopes of avoiding jail time by entering a treatment program, officials said.
Adler, 43, who was fired from the band over drug problems in 1990, also hopes to reunite with his old bandmates, said his attorney, Barry Gerald Sands.
“When he gets sober they’ll accept him into the band and then they’ll do a comeback album and a world tour, that’s the dream of Steven Adler,” Sands told Reuters, after an upbeat Adler entered his plea in Los Angeles Superior Court.
A representative from Guns N’ Roses could not immediately be reached for comment.
Guns N’ Roses on November 23 will release the long awaited album Chinese Democracy, a project lead singer Axl Rose has shepherded through a revolving cast of musicians for years.
Adler is scheduled to appear in court on December 12 to determine if he is eligible for drug treatment instead of jail.
If Adler enters drug treatment, his misdemeanor charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance will be dismissed, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said.
Adler was arrested in Los Angeles on July 18, after someone called police to report he was causing a disturbance.
He appeared this year on the reality television show Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew during an earlier attempt to get off drugs.
Los Angeles- Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler has been arrested in Hollywood for alleged drug possession.Los Angeles police spokesman Richard French says the 43-year-old Adler was arrested around 4 a.m. Friday by officers called to a home where a man reportedly was creating a disturbance and refusing to leave.
Adler was booked for investigation of possessing narcotics, being under the influence and for an outstanding warrant.
He was jailed on $45,000 bail.
Adler has a long history of drug use. He performed on the early Guns N’ Roses albums but was later fired.
Courtesy of WTHR.com