Guns N’ Roses reunite with drummer Steven Adler
For the first time in over a quarter of a century Guns N’ Roses have reunited with drummer Steven Adler.
Little Drummer Boy
As part of the US leg of what will surely end up being a world tour, Guns N’ Roses played a show at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium.
It was here that Steven Adler surprised all in attendance by coming on stage and joining his former bandmates for two songs, Out Ta Get Me and My Michelle.
Watch Steven Adler join Guns N’ Roses to play Out Ta Get Me and My Michelle
Adler hadn’t played with the band since 1990, when he left following his problems with drug addiction, at which point he was replaced with The Cult drummer Matt Sorum.
Raised On Destruction
Guns N’ Roses should need no introduction. After forming in 1985, they would go on to dominate the rock scene, becoming one of the most popular bands on the planet.
Their debut album, Appetite For Destruction, is still hailed as one of the greatest rock albums of all time. Make sure you check out our review of the iconic album Appetite For Destruction.
The late 80’s saw the band breakout into the mainstream, and by the start of the 90’s they were global megastars.
Guns N’ Roses are almost single handedly responsible for bringing rock back to a mass market during a time when the charts were dominated by pop and dance tracks.
2012 saw the band receive the acknowledgement they rightfully deserved when they were inducted into the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Not In This Lifetime
The appearance of Steven Adler at this Cincinnati show has led to much speculation that he will be rejoining the band as they continue their current reunion tour.
Although Axl Rose continued to tour as Guns N’ Roses along with a more fresh faced line up, the Not In This Lifetime…Tour has seen Axl be joined by former bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan.
Fans were sceptical at first that any kind of reunion show was on the cards, but it wasn’t long before Guns N’ Roses confirmed things by headlining Coachella.
Not since the mid-90s has the band been so close to returning to the original line up from G n’ R’s heyday. If rumours turn out to be true, and Steven Adler were to return to the band, that would be one more box checked.
That would just leave Izzy Stradlin. Where’s Izzy?
As it stands the chances of Izzy Stradlin joining his the rest of Guns N’ Roses with their reunited line up are pretty slim. In a statement with Rolling Stone magazine Stradlin confirmed that he will not be a part of the reunion tour in 2016.
Conspiracy theorists would linger on the 2016 part of that statement and live in hope that 2017 might see the prodigal son returning to the band. Until we see any concrete proof though, it looks like we might have to make do with the current reunited bandmates.
Like they say, two out of three ain’t bad, or even three out of five.
Having Axl, Slash and Duff all performing on stage again is in itself a dream come true, and if Steven Adler does in fact decide to return to the fray then rock fans will be in for a real treat.
Are Guns N’ Roses touring the UK and Europe?
Although it hasn’t been announced, it’s probably a safe bet that Guns N’ Roses will bring Not In This Lifetime to the UK. We will certainly be keeping both eyes peeled for when that announcement comes.
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