First Time Steven Adler Performed With Axl, Slash and Duff For Over 26 Years
Guns N’ Roses founding drummer Steven Adler returned to the drum throne at the group’s concert in Cincinnati on July 6. Joining his band mates from the group’s classic era for two songs.
It was the first time since 1990 that Adler performed with group founders Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan.
He had previously performed with the band, but without Rose. At Guns N’ Roses’ 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
Fans had speculated about Adler’s involvement in the group’s reunion. Since the Not in This Lifetime tour was announced earlier this year. TV host and journalist Eddie Trunk reported last January that Adler was in negotiations to join the lineup for its April show at Coachella.
It was later revealed that Adler was unable to perform due to back surgery. In late June, Adler released a video of himself drumming along with the band’s hit “Paradise City,”. Raising new speculation that he would be joining them on their current tour.
At the Cincinnati show, Adler performed on “Out Ta Get Me” and “My Michelle”. Joining Rose, Slash, McKagan, keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboardist Melissa Reeves and drummer Frank Ferrer.
Adler has not been announced as a returning member at this time. Being one of Guns N’ Roses’ founders, he was fired from the group in 1990 due to his drug use. Over the following years, he was followed by Izzy Stradlin, Slash and McKagan. Leaving Rose as the only original member of the group.
Guns N’ Roses continue their massive U.S. Not in this Lifetime tour at their next stop in Nashville on July 9th. The tour currently concludes on August 22nd, 2016 in San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium.