Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler was interviewed by Australian magazine Hysteria. He discussed the GN’R Reunion tour and why he along with ex-guitarist Izzy Stradlin are “heartbroken” that they’re not part of the reunion.
He said: “The thing about Guns N’ Roses that made us so great and so magical is because we were a magic band, like Led Zeppelin, or Aerosmith or Queen. Once we were together we couldn’t do anything wrong. If one person left the band and did Appetite, Appetite would not be Appetite. And it’s a shame because Use Your Illusion when we did the demo tape, I kept saying, or we kept saying, it was gonna be bigger and better than Appetite but once they kicked me out of the band, part of the magic was gone. It’s a different band. A completely different band.
“You know, if they want me, they know my number – I’m ready to rock,” he continued. “My goal was to finish what I started, and Izzy’s too. Iz is just as heartbroken as I am that the three of them decided to leave us out and bring three strangers in – who are those people? It’s just not cool. I love those songs, I love those records.
I practice them here at home every day because I love them and I’m so proud of them and I’m proud of what the five of us did – we accomplished our dream exactly the way we wanted to. It didn’t end the way we wanted, or I wanted, but we did it our way. Like Frank Sinatra said, ‘I did it my way.’”
In addition to this, Adler make it very clear that he plans to deliver Appetite for Destruction “the way it sounds on the record, not the way the G N’ R guys are doing it now, we’re gonna do it the right way, and then some!”