Steven Adler 'Done With' Axl Rose

Steven Adler spoke about induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and band's lead singer, Axl Rose's refusal to be inducted with the rest of GN'R lineup.

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According to Blabbermouth.net, former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler spoke about being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and the fact that the band's lead singer, Axl Rose, refused to be inducted along with the rest of the classic GN'R lineup.

Said Adler: "It was the greatest way to end that chapter of my life. It couldn't have gone better. It ended that chapter of my life great, and it's starting this new chapter of my life, with my new band, even bigger and better. It's very exciting. It's f--king exciting. Life is exciting again."

He added: "I was hoping that the five of us would have been there to play and show our respect to the fans, but the three of us who really do care about what our fans think and how much they've done for us were there, and we showed our love and respect. Slash is really the main person from that band that is really super-duper... they're all important, but Slash is the most important, because we grew up together, we started the whole thing together, so it was really great ending that chapter with him."

When asked how if felt playing those songs with Slash and Duff McKagan again, Adler said: "It was great, and Myles Kennedy did a fabulous job... This is the only thing I'm going to say about Axl, and this is the last thing I'm ever going to say, ever, you're getting it, is I feel blessed and thankful that he was a part of my life for that chapter of my life, but that's it. That's it. I have no desire to know him or work with him or do anything with him again. Letting go of that was like a huge weight was lifted off my body. I feel f--king free. Yay!"

"If (the reunion) was going to happen, that's when it was going to happen, and in Axl's letter, he showed his true colors to the world. After that, that's it. Like I said, the main person I wanted to end that chapter with, and I'm going to start a new chapter with, was Slash."

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    Mack888
    Every time I see that picture of him, it looks like he's knitting! Seriously! Good on him though...no doubt Axl's gonna publish an open letter about this at some point though.
    Redfinton22
    EndTheRapture51 wrote: Stop writing articles like this, no one actually gives a shit.
    Stop coming to this website
    GuilT
    Poor Steven, Axl's been done with you since 1991. Glad you're finally over him. Move on.
    BigSpence
    If they're going to quote Adler saying "done with" in the headline, they should probably make sure that's what he said...
    deadlydictator
    Headlines for the week: W: Axl 'misunderstood' by Adler Th: Adler says "Axl is a pussy" F: Axl Rose leaves country to live in exile And we get to enjoy that headline all weekend.
    dewitt
    MetalMike676 wrote: Why does this guy still make headlines? He's the fat bald ex highschool football player who still wears his letterman jacket only reliving the "Glory Days"
    But who doesn't like Al Bundy?
    pushcarich
    you know what the best part about this was.....Myles Kennedy got to play the Rock n roll Hall of Fame. I mean thats GOT to be a milestone in his life.
    LeakyFlask
    manicmuso wrote: To this day I still don't get how GnR get so much attention... Axl is an Ian Astbury rip off and he always has been. Astbury did all Axl's moves 2 years before GnR. And Slash is a good guitarist but he is by no means the best. Johnny Marr wipes the floor with Slash, and so does Billy Duffy for that matter! Brew over. Sorry if I offended anyone -.-
    While I really really love Johnny Marr, they have very little in common as guitar players and I fail to see the point of the comparison. I mean, in a list of greatest guitar players every or something like that you could of course rank one over the other, but in this context it seems kind of out of the blue.
    rip3149
    withoutanyname wrote: Who is Axl Rose?
    W. Axl Rose def. - a dickhead among dickheads. truely the most egotistical maniacal, idiotic, disrepectful, unliked man in the history of rock n roll. at one time a great singer/songwriter, he has since become a washed up jackass incapable of being liked by anyone (especially past members of his band guns n roses). ^this^ should be on urban dictionary lol
    ffaf_kick_ass
    Slash is really the main person from that band that is really super-duper... they're all important, but Slash is the most important
    oooh now that was a low blow on axl!! if u wanna piss axl off you cant say anything much better than that love it!
    RabidPikachu
    Slash Duff Steven Myles and Gilby should tour as Pistols N' Flowers and play gnr songs and write all the stuff Axl couldn't do himself. xD
    centermass
    funny how ug posts a clip with matt sorum playing drums on an article about steven adler. doh!
    dewitt
    manicmuso wrote: To this day I still don't get how GnR get so much attention... Axl is an Ian Astbury rip off and he always has been. Astbury did all Axl's moves 2 years before GnR. And Slash is a good guitarist but he is by no means the best. Johnny Marr wipes the floor with Slash, and so does Billy Duffy for that matter! Brew over. Sorry if I offended anyone -.-
    If Axl is a ripoff of anybody, it's Dan McCafferty. I've never seen Ian Astbury move around the way Axl does, and I've definitely never heard him sing the way Axl can. As a singer, that's what matters most -- how their voice sounds and how they use -- and Ian Astbury is a decent singer, but Axl can sing circles around him. All the movements onstage are just like an added sideshow, and who cares if they did use some of the same moves (a claim I see no proof of)? I'm not sure where Johnny Marr came into it, and I'm not so sure about that claim, either. I can't agree with the claim about Billy Duffy, but I can't argue against it, either. But Slash has never been known for his abilities, anyway; it's how he uses it. Slash has his own sound/style that is fairly distinguishable, even to casual music fans. You can't say that for Billy Duffy.
    Maestro1600
    Seeing how Axl was done with Adler a long long time ago, it's not really much of a story, is it?
    leony03
    Itsooz wrote: No offence, but who actually gives a shit about that Hall of Fame. Everybody knows it's just laughable.
    Gene Simmons! Is that you??
    Chad11491
    Man, Steven gets a lot of bad comments, but you can really see how happy he is and how much fun he's having up there. Good for him.
    BAD SHANNON
    Miles Kennedy isn't fit to hold Axl's cumrag. You guys are either deaf or stupid.
    MrFlibble
    Nice bit of libel here, U-G, since Adler does not actually say he is "done with" Axl. So you're quoting him saying something he didn't say. That's actually a suable offence, that is actually a lawsuit waiting to happen. Not to mention it's plain poor journalism.
    RadioTape
    I think they all knew they would never get back together they just don't want to accept it and people on here bitch and moan about Adler talking about a reunion a lot but wouldn't you if you were one of the biggest rock bands of all time?
    metallicmud
    I love everyones opinions on here! I never realy read much of these sort of articals but i love reading all the comments. In one corner we have the old school rock metalheads and in the other we have the just out of school rock metalheads. Ding ding! UG only does it to read the comment I swear!
    dewitt
    jhart08 wrote: did Izzy not show up?
    Gilby Clarke isn't Izzy Stradlin.
    Itsooz
    No offence, but who actually gives a shit about that Hall of Fame. Everybody knows it's just laughable.
    Vaughandrix
    Forget Axl, Myles is an incredible singer. The person missed most at the HoF was Izzy.
    smittyanthrax
    My bottom.he will never stop talking about axl.I give it a week and he will mention him once again.
    10bag
    ...my new band, even bigger and better...
    cmon son! w/e you do wont be as good as the old/current GNR, get real stevie.
    talbot02
    Please, enough with G'N'R has beens. It over, move on, lets use UG to promote newer bands and promising talent instead of living in the past!!!
    centermass
    g.n.r. get so much attention because they wrote killer music! they put out a debut album that 25 years later continues to sell and will continue to sell for every bit of the next 25 and the 25 after that. i to am sick of the drama that surrounds this band,but the fact is that people the world over love their music love their vibe and want more of it.i hope i have helped you "get" it!!! and one more thing i'm not seeing a huge market for ian asrbury,billy duffy or johnny marr . i'm not knocking them but if they had the chemistry that g.n.r. had maybe we would be seeing headlines about them every day.
    manicmuso wrote: To this day I still don't get how GnR get so much attention... Axl is an Ian Astbury rip off and he always has been. Astbury did all Axl's moves 2 years before GnR. And Slash is a good guitarist but he is by no means the best. Johnny Marr wipes the floor with Slash, and so does Billy Duffy for that matter! Brew over. Sorry if I offended anyone -.-
    Dave Frenzy
    I like his last paragraph the most. I think it would be great if we could get the whole world to be done with Guns n Roses. we should get everybody to boycott their gigs and demands that this line up tours under that name instead
    MetalMike676
    Why does this guy still make headlines? He's the fat bald ex highschool football player who still wears his letterman jacket only reliving the "Glory Days"
    dewitt
    dbudday wrote: Axl's gotta be wondering what he was thinking at this point. They guy that sang with them at the Hall of Fame induction has better vocal chops than he does... what do they need him for anymore? On Sweet Child 'O Mine, he did a better job live than Axl did on the CD...how sad for Mr. Rose... Do a reunion tour with this lineup...it'll sell out.
    I'm not sure your ears are working properly. I keep hearing/reading people saying stuff like that, and I just can't hear it. Axl's voice might not be exactly what it once was, but he still sounds great. He kind of did better on the Hall of Fame performance than he usually does singing that song, but Myles Kennedy doesn't even sing as good as Axl Rose currently does (especially when it comes to other people's songs). Besides Myles Kennedy's voice just doesn't have the qualities I'm looking for in a hard rock singer. His voice is more fit for whispery soft rock -- there is no power in it; it's fairly weak and nasal. Plus, the way he kind of closes his throat up to try to sound like Axl when he sings his songs sounds pretty stupid. I'm not saying it wouldn't be cool to see them start a new band together or go on tour, but saying he can compare to Axl Rose is just ridiculous. Plus, if they did that and made any new material, who is gonna write the lyrics? The two wordsmiths from Guns N' Roses wouldn't be present; Duff's songwriting was never great, and his best days are behind him; I'm not sure than Steven Adler has ever written a single lyric, Slash's lyrics are almost non-existent, yet laughable when they do formulate; and Myles Kennedy takes his lyrics too seriously, resulting in a sort of over-serious pretentiousness (that also doesn't sound phonetically appealing). If Gilby Clarke was involved, he would be the best songwriter in the band. That's not so good.
    FretboardToAsh
    As much as I dislike the RnRHoF, that show there was probably the first GnR how that started on time in decades.
    dbudday
    Axl's gotta be wondering what he was thinking at this point. They guy that sang with them at the Hall of Fame induction has better vocal chops than he does... what do they need him for anymore? On Sweet Child 'O Mine, he did a better job live than Axl did on the CD...how sad for Mr. Rose... Do a reunion tour with this lineup...it'll sell out.
    ronhenley84
    I believe Axl has been done with Adler a very long time and a reunion with Myles singing would be the shittiest idea ever. Get it over people the old guns is dead. The new Guns are bad ass and sound better live and seem happy with each other. Now Axl Should have went to the hall of fame I agree. Hell all the Eagles showed up and they had problems but then again kiss is not even been inducted yet. That's pretty bad. It's time for some positive comments.
    Mack888
    Kenjamin91 wrote: PsiGuy60 wrote: MattCox12345 wrote: they should carry on with Myles Kennedy Totally. Only problem is that if Slash, Adler, Duff, Myles, and probably Gilby(?) went out and toured there would be lawsuits up the ass. Everyone would see them instead of seeing Axl's band, then comes the question of what name they would tour under. Would they change the lineup of Velvet Revolver and just do that? It's pretty complicated
    I wonder if they could subtly change the name, but not so much that it's unrecognizable, like Guns and Roses as opposed to Guns n Roses? I'm just thinking back to when the Floyd went on without Waters and wanted to use the inflatable pig, but Waters had the rights or something, so Gilmour just gave the pig a set of balls and there was shit all that Waters could do. At least I think that's what happened...