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Steven Adler

Biography

Original Weapons N’ Roses drummer, Steven Adler, gets the dubious distinction to be the first person in the band to have already been fired by singer/leader Axl Rose (coming in contact with away a trend that could continue until Rose was the only real remaining unique member remaining in attendance from the past due ’90s). Created January 22, 1965, in Cleveland, OH, Adler was completely self-taught within the device, influenced by such ’70s very difficult rockers as Kiss and Aerosmith. After relocating towards the Los Angeles region, Adler befriended a fellow musician, Saul Hudson, who ultimately adopt the nickname Slash — because the duo created a musical relationship and played jointly in an clothing called Road Staff (named following a Motörhead melody). With the middle-’80s, Roadcrew acquired split, while Adler and Slash acquired joined pushes with other associates from the Sunset Remove metal/glam/punk picture — Rose, bassist Duff McKagan, and tempo guitarist Izzy Stradlin, to create Weapons N’ Roses. The storyplot of G N’ R is really a well-known one, because the quintet released among the best-selling rock and roll debuts of all-time, 1987’s Urge for food for Devastation, whose fresh, stripped down approach (both musically and aesthetically) was a pleasant break in the overwrought glam pop rings which were ruling the airwaves at that time. But with achievement, came increasing inner difficulties inside the band, because so many of its associates became dependent on hard medications and appeared hell-bent on imploding before they can offer a sophomore work (furthermore, Adler needed to sit down out a spell from the album’s tour when he broke his arm throughout a spat using a bouncer in a membership). G N’ R provided a stopgap mini record, 1989’s Lays, to temporarily fulfill their supporters, but periods for an effective follow-up appeared to move on for a long time. In 1990, Adler was terminated in the group (changed by previous Cult drummer Matt Sorum), and slid actually deeper into substance abuse, leading to such health issues as a coronary attack and a set of strokes. Adler offers made several efforts at re-entering the rock and roll globe since his leave from G N’ R, with such obscure clothes as Freaks in the area and a fresh version of Street Crew, and a short spell because the drummer for ’80s Truck Halen-disciples the Bulletboys. Adler’s biggest promotion through the ’90s wasn’t musically structured, nevertheless — as he effectively sued G N’ R for “wrongful termination,” in addition to doing jail period for assaulting two females (in separate situations). By the first 21st hundred years, Adler was supposedly at the job on a reserve describing his tenure with Weapons N’ Roses (with an operating name of No Bed of Roses), playing displays with different L.A. rings, and looking to get the ball moving for the reunion of the initial Guns lineup.

Quick Facts


Full Name Steven Adler
Height 1.7 m
Profession Actor, Drummer, Songwriter, Film Score Composer
Education Princeton University, University of Texas School of Law
Nationality American
Spouse Carolina Ferreira, Cheryl Swiderski
Parents Deanna Adler, Melvin Adler
Siblings Michelle Adler, Kenny Adler, Jamie Adler
Music Groups Guns N' Roses, Hollywood Rose, Adler's Appetite, Road Crew, Enuff Z'Nuff, Adler, BulletBoys, Vain
Music Songs Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, Patience, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Rocket Queen, Nightrain, My Michelle, Out Ta Get Me, One in a Million, Used to Love Her, You're Crazy, Think About You, Whole Lotta Rosie, Nice Boys, Mama Kin, Fly High Michelle, Anything Goes, Move to the City, Reckless Life, Shadow of Your Love, New Thing, Time to Let You Go, I Could Never Be Without You, Mother's Eyes, Baby Loves You, Jumpin Jack Flash, Right by Your Side, Szedjetek szét, The Stroke
Albums Appetite for Destruction, Clowns Lounge, Animals with Human Intelligence, G N' R Lies, 1985, Back from the Dead, Welcome to Blue Island, Dissonance, All Those Strangers, Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide, The Roots of Guns N' Roses, Guns N' Roses, Strength, Live in Chicago, ?, Seven, 10, Enuff Z'nuff
Movies Bob and the Monster, Dahmer vs. Gacy, Guns N' Roses: November Rain in Paradise City, Glory Days
TV Shows Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House, Do It For the Band: Women of the Sunset Strip


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  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1 He is also known as Steven "Pop-corn" Adler.
2 Touring with his new band "Adler's Appetite" (formerly known as Suki Jones. They are a cover band which plays mostly Guns N Roses songs and a few others. [July 2003]
3 Recently reunited with his Guns N' Roses band mates Slash and Duff McKagan'for the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. He managed to patch things up with Slash.
4 Suffered a mild stroke due to his issues with drug abuse. He appeared in the third and fifth seasons of 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew' to try and kick his alcohol and drug dependency.
5 Is of Icelandic descent.
6 In 2000, discovered he had a daughter, born to an old friend of his in Los Angeles. His daughter's mother kept it from him, and she continues to withhold from their daughter the knowledge of who her father is.
7 Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach wrote the lyrics for the song "Wasted Time" about Steven. The song appeared on Skid Row's 1991 album 'Slave to the Grind'.
8 Before Guns N' Roses, he played in a band with future GNR bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan.
9 Attended middle and high school with longtime Guns N' Roses bandmate Slash.
10 Was the subject of a "Hard Copy" episode in October 1996. It was revealed that Steven had suffered a stroke due to his drug abuse, and subsequently sobered up.
11 Filed suit against Guns N' Roses in October 1991; suit was settled out of court in 1993, awarding Steven 2.5 million.
12 Fired from Guns N' Roses in 1990 due to his drug abuse.
13 Filed suit against Guns N' Roses, claiming they were responsible for his drug problems. Former bandmate Axl Rose testified against him.
14 Former drummer of Guns N' Roses.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lip Sync Battle Philippines 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Captain Fantastic 2016 music: "Sweet Child o'Mine"
How to Be Single 2016 writer: "Welcome To The Jungle"
Vai que Cola 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Big Short 2015 writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
The Interview 2014/II writer: "Welcome to the Jungle"
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice 2012-2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Wimbledon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Roffa 2013 writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
The X Factor 2004-2013 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Boom Town 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rude Tube 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Office 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice UK 2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Warm Bodies 2013 writer: "Patience"
Rage 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor Philippines 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock of Ages 2012 writer: "Paradise City"
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Choir: Military Wives 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gulliver's Travels 2010 writer: "SWEET CHILD O'MINE"
Tung metal 2010 TV Series music - 1 episode
Megamind 2010 writer: "Welcome To The Jungle"
Life as We Know It 2010 writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine" - as Stephen Adler
Madden NFL 11 2010 Video Game writer: "Welcome to the Jungle"
Casal Rock 2010 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Welcome to the 80's 2009 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Wrestler 2008 writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Step Brothers 2008 writer: "Sweet Child o' Mine"
Por Toda Minha Vida 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Video Game writer: "Welcome To The Jungle"
ADHDtv: With Lew Marklin 2007 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Gone Baby Gone 2007 writer: "You're Crazy"
Ha-Shminiya 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
CSI: NY 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero II 2006 Video Game writer: "SWEET CHILD 'O MINE"
The Simpsons 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Velvet Revolver: Live in Houston 2005 writer: "It's So Easy", "Used To Love Her"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game writer: "Welcome to the Jungle"
Malaysian Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Totally Gay! 2003 TV Movie documentary writer: "Sweet Child O'Mine"
The Real Cancun 2003 Documentary writer: "Paradise City"
Monkey Dust 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Daddy 1999 writer: "Sweet Child o' Mine"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Van 1996 writer: "Paradise City"
The Program 1993 writer: "Welcome to the Jungle"
State of Grace 1990 writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Lean on Me 1989 writer: "WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE"
The Dead Pool 1988 writer: "WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE"
Bad Dreams 1988 writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guns N' Roses: Rock in Rio III 2001 TV Special
Guns N' Roses: Estranged - Part IV of the Trilogy!!! 1994 Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Makin' [email protected]*!ing Videos Part I - Don't Cry 1993 Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Makin' [email protected]*!ing Videos Part II - November Rain 1993 Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion I 1992 Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II 1992 Video documentary
Guns N Roses: Live at the Ritz 1988 Video documentary

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What Now 2015/I 80s Rocker
Dahmer vs. Gacy 2010 Stevie
Beyond Desire 1995 Inmate
The Dead Pool 1988 Musician at Funeral (uncredited)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Conversation with Steven Adler 2015 Documentary short Himself - interview
Biggest Band Breakups and Make Ups 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Drummer, Guns N Roses 1985-90
20 Moves 2014 Documentary Himself
Slash: Raised on the Sunset Strip 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back 2014 Documentary Himself
Glory Days 2014/I Himself
Dead Noise 2013 TV Series Himself
My Way 2012/I Documentary
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2012 TV Movie Himself
Bob and the Monster 2011 Documentary Himself
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew 2008-2011 TV Series Himself - Rehab Patient / Himself
That Metal Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Sober House 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Rocks! 2008 Documentary Drummer, Guns n Roses
Guns N' Roses: The Story 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Behind the Music 2004 TV Series documentary
The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll with Gene Simmons 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Videos 1998 Video Himself - Drummer
Guns N' Roses: Patience 1989 Short Himself
Guns N Roses: Live at the Ritz 1988 Video documentary Himself (Drummer) (as Guns N' Roses)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Axl Rose: The Prettiest Star 2005 Video documentary Himself
Guns n' Roses: Sex n' Drugs n' Rock n' Roll 2003 Video documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Action on Film Award Action on Film International Film Festival, USA Outstanding Cast Performance Dahmer vs. Gacy (2010) · Irwin Keyes
· Bonnie Aarons
· Ian Strandberg
· Jed Rowen
· Harland Williams
· Jessica LeCheminant
· Felissa Rose
· Marc Wasserman
· J. Adam White
· Chris Watson
· Art LaFleur
· Novin Shakiba
· Ethan Phillips
· Colby Veil
· Randal Malone
· Del Howison
· Peter Zhmutski
· Brett Flynn
· Elissa Dowling
· Alana Curry
· Jamie Carson
· Katie Lohmann
· Jerry Maren
· George Reynolds
· Trey Alexander
· Anya Bent


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