Steven Adler: 'Axl Is Driving GN'R Into The Ground'

The drummer sounds furious with the Guns N' Roses frontman, saying Axl will probably try to perform at their Hall Of Fame induction with "his band of hacks".

Steven Adler: 'Axl Is Driving GN'R Into The Ground'
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It's still unclear whether Guns N' Roses will bother performing at their induction to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. But one thing that seems clear is that Axl Rose is causing the hold up. Even Slash has said he will make amends and join his old bandmates on stage if the opportunity arises. Now drummer Steven Adler has aired his views on the matter, and he says Axl is driving the band's name and reputation into the ground with his childish behaviour. "If it was up to me, we would have been playing for the fans a long time ago. Unfortunately, I have no say in that," he told Loudwire. "Put it this way; if the five original GN'R guys don't get up there and play, I'm going up there just on the drum set and playing a couple of songs from 'Appetite For Destruction'. It's for the fans. To me it's just a rock n' roll band, but it's a rock n' roll band that I've gotten so much love and respect from all over the world." He went on to brand the current GN'R lineup as a bunch of hacks: "From what I hear, Izzy [Stradlin]'s not gonna show up and Axl will probably want to play with his hack band - his band of hacks. "'Axl and His Hacks' - it shouldn't even be Guns N' Roses. He's just driving that name into the freakin' ground. 'Axl and His Hacks'." Hopefully this won't ruin any last chance they had of convincing Axl to shun his pride and join his old bandmates on stage. Let's just hope they get back together so we can all forgive and forget.

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    hmcguire
    But one thing that seems clear is that Axl Rose is causing the hold up.
    Axl Rose is delaying something? What a surprise!
    jurnag12
    Have to admit, Hacks N' Roses actually has a nice ring to it. But Steve, if it's Axl's pride that's holding the thing up, do really wanna hurt it with this to decrease chances even further?
    Maiden95
    Probably not the best thing to say right before the induction. And it is very dissapointing to hear about Izzy
    kratos379
    Even if the full original lineup is there, Axl will still show up too late.
    AcdcTXfan
    That's weird to see most of you bashing Steven. He wants what the fans want...a reunion. You should be bashing Axl.
    Jimmyboba
    Kenjamin91 wrote: BradTheBluefish wrote: Honestly, the original members should tour together and get a different singer, maybe even a crew of different singer. Screw Axl. No one likes him. I kind of agree. I would much rather see all the original members minus Axl than just Axl and his "hacks". Though I bet a lawsuit would get thrown down immediately.
    Myles Kennedy. I'm expecting a shitstorm right now but seeing the other 4 with Kennedy on vocals would be class. He ruled on the GNR songs on slash's live album. Probably carries them better than Axl does these days. Wouldn't touch Axl back in the day though.
    Kenjamin91
    BradTheBluefish wrote: Honestly, the original members should tour together and get a different singer, maybe even a crew of different singer. Screw Axl. No one likes him.
    I kind of agree. I would much rather see all the original members minus Axl than just Axl and his "hacks". Though I bet a lawsuit would get thrown down immediately.
    fenderstrattele
    Why bother what Axl's gonna do, if Izzy doesn't wanna show up it's not the original line-up anyway so then any effort is gonna be in vain
    loaded_
    GuilT wrote: Steven Adler is such a washed up loser now. It doesn't even matter that he was the original drummer, I would rather see Matt Sorum playing that gig than this washed up, has-been. The rest of Guns were stupid enough to hand over their rights to the Guns name, Axl was just much more business-savvy then the rest of the guys. Steven needs to let go already, he was kicked out in what 1991? Give it up already, move on, it seems like he hasn't been able to pick up with his life because he is still hung up on what could have been. Just pathetic.
    The only time Steven gets any media attention is when someone interviews him about GNR. Of course that's gonna make him look like a pathetic **** who's living in the past but you can't blame him if the reporters don't ask him about anything else.
    BradTheBluefish
    Honestly, the original members should tour together and get a different singer, maybe even a crew of different singer. Screw Axl. No one likes him.
    bloodsage
    if he performs alone like he said, I'm gonna name my son after him! Steven is awesome!
    Sheep Shagger
    I used to hate on Axl for continuing to tour under the Guns n' Roses banner, but after watching some recent performances my opinion has changed. Yes, Axl is the only original member left in the band, but c'mon, so was Tony Iommi w/ Sabbath for almost 10 years - and from what I recall, those lineups are appreciated by a lot of people here. The current band are all extremely talented musicians and they put on one hell of a show. They aren't tainting the Gn'R legacy in the slightest. As far as a Hall of Fame performance goes, you have to look at it from both perspectives. There's the fans who want a one-off performance, which is completely understandable, and then there's Axl, who has spent the last 15 odd years continuing the Gn'R legacy without Slash & co. To Axl, a reunion with the original band will undermine the current lineup completely. And of course, this is also completely understandable.
    Jemstar
    I wish people would stop saying that Axl's new band suck... they are all accomplished musicians and Ron Thal is a great guitar player. Steven Adler is however a washed up loser whose drug addiction ruined his life and apparently he cant let it go.
    FlyingPirahna
    Also this. http://www.facebook.com/adlermusic "We had a full press day yesterday and I'd like to shed some light on my comments about the current Guns N Roses lineup. Sometimes my emotions get the best of me when talking about my former band. Its hard to see your ex in bed with somebody else. We created one of the biggest selling debut albums of all time and its no secret that I want to finish what we started 25 years ago and play together at the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame. The guys that Axl has put together are all great players. Theyre not hacks in the sense that they cant play, theyre all incredible musicians. I just meant that they are not the original lineup. I would like to apologize to Axl, Bumblefoot, D.J., Tommy, Dizzy, Richard, Frank, and Chris for my statement."
    Dooley666
    BradTheBluefish wrote: Honestly, the original members should tour together and get a different singer, maybe even a crew of different singer. Screw Axl. No one likes him.
    they did. and they called it Velvet Revolver
    Marrowoflife
    It's true Bumblefoot is a great musician, but it's sort of like if Paul McCartney hired some great musicians and anounced The Beatles were going on a new tour. Yea, awesome! If he called the band W.A.R! no one would care, people would respect that. If AXL and Steven were playing shows on the same night, I would buy a ticket to Steven Adler's gig.
    PrimalScream91
    I will say this about "Hacks N Roses" I seen them back in December, Axl was on time and they were pretty good. They're not the original by a long shot, but they're still pretty damn good!
    PinkFender_69
    They tried to play without Axl once, it was called Velvet Revolver. Of course Izzy left when they decided they wanted a singer, and it was Matt Sorum instead of Steven Adler. So maybe they haven't tried that yet. I'm just sad Izzy isn't even going.
    mrrman
    Sound like hes whinning like a baby...I saw them in their last concert and they rocked it
    jay3213
    This guy still thinks he is in Guns n roses... He made a band Adlers appetite and all. He should just let go and start focusing on stuff thats not GnR because he sounds too clingy, like a dad letting his child go to college.
    NorCalLos
    Sucks Izzy won't be there. If it ain't all five, you might as well have New Gunz.
    PhilipAndersson
    i thought this was a guitar site so why all the hate for GN'R? They have Ron Thal, and Buckethead plays on some songs on CD (witch is a great album). ps. Steven is a dick
    gzelda
    Man, just forget about Axl, get the original lineup and Myles Kennedy to sing.
    cainmd
    there are some people that just need a good asskicking to get their head straight. axl is one of those people
    gnr94
    Everybody listen the **** up. I saw axl and friends last november and they completly blew my mind. every current member is so talented. people need to take the time to actually listen to chinese democracy to recongnize its sheer brilliance. slash is a great guitarist but all three of the current guitarists completely blow him away. people who actually have seen and listened to the new line up would agree with me.
    FlyingPirahna
    Spoken like a true warrior who's tried to kill himself with speedballs and spent decades ruining his life with drugs.
    alvich
    Bumblefoot is no hack, damn at least show some respect for the musician that perform in guns n roses.
    Iommianity
    Bumblefoot isn't a hack, he's just an amazing guitarist who lucked out with an extremely well paying gig. But that doesn't matter, because people want to stoke their nostalgia for something that's not even relevant anymore. Axl still can't sing, and a full fledged reunion would come with just as much bullshit.
    ben62393
    I still dont even get why Axl is liked by anyone. All throughout his years he's been nothing but a class A ****ing douchebag.